It's official! Bill and Ted are getting the band back together.
Bill & Ted 3:Face the Music is officially being shopped at Cannes and both Keanu and Alex Winter are totally on board.
1989's iconic Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure was a science-fiction comedy starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and George Carlin. The cult classic had our two stars romping through time in order to pass a history final to keep Ted from being sent to military school in Alaska. The duo is helped by a righteous dude from the future who lends them a phone booth time machine because if the boys' band is split up it will ultimately lead to the end of the world.
The movie was followed by Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991, and now, 27 years later, we are finally getting the third installment: Bill & Ted Face the Music! The now middle-aged band mates are having trouble writing their song that is supposed to save the world, so they embark on another adventure through time. With their daughters in tow, Bill and Ted stumble across a whole new slew of historical figures and music legends.
Reeves and Winter are ready to get started on the film which is currently in pre-production. "We couldn't be more excited to get the whole band back together," said Reeves. The original creators, Chris Matheson and Ed Soloman, have reportedly been working on the script since 2010, and Dean Parisot of Galaxy Quest fame is all set to direct. With a stellar cast and plenty of talent behind the scenes, this beloved cult classic seems to be well on its way to gaining a whole new audience.
The original film grossed 40 million on a 10 million budget, which is not too shabby, before becoming a cult classic film that spawned a sequel, a TV series, a comic book tie-in, several video games, and even a couple theme park rides. It went on to be voted one of the "Best Stoner Movies of All Time" by Rolling Stone. It is safe to say that it has a bit of a following that will likely be coming out to show the love for the third installment in the franchise.
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