BILL & TED 3 — Keanu Reeves Offers Update and Scene Description
I'm just one of many fans that would love to see this Bill & Ted 3 movie happen. The script for it has been in development for a couple of years already, and one day they'll get it to a point where it will be able to move to the next step. During an interview with Comingsoon.net, Keanu Reeves discusses the film in great detail. He talks about where it is in development; some of the hold ups that it has been having; director Dean Parisot; and the story. He even describes a scene from the movie, which sounds hilarious.
He starts off by talking about the script that is being written buy the original writers and creators, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
"We have to get the script in the right place. Chris and Ed have been working really hard over a couple of years to get the draft in the right place. What is the reason to make this movie besides nostalgia or the love of these characters. Where can they be in their life that can be a story that is worth telling or has something in it and is funny? They have that. It didn't help that the first script that they brought in was probably budgeted at $150 million dollars. I don't know if Bill & Ted carry that much weight. Part of the argument is that it's not that popular internationally, that's where so much of the funding for movies comes from these days. They've worked on the script and the budget, just trying to get the right script and then get the business side wrapped up, financiers and rights, all the show business stuff."
Unfortunately, I don't see any studio putting in $150 million for a Bill & Ted movie. Hopefully they can get a script together that will make a third movie more affordable and attractive for studios and investors. As for the original director, Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), he's still on board to direct if it happens. Reeves also starts to talk about the story.
"Yeah, Dean's re-read it and I think he likes it. It's kind of like… I call it "gravity," you have to get this mass together to make it happen. In terms of the writers' voices being too peculiar, in this case no. I think they've really crafted something that's funny. [Bill and Ted have] been weighed down by the burden of having to save the world by the song, and they just can't write it. They're losing their wives and their children, they're losing their families."
He goes into more detail on the story,
"Yeah, they're just like, "Dude, we have to write the song!" The future comes back and says if you don't write the song by this certain time the universe is going to unravel and history and everything is going to change and dinosaurs are gonna walk the Earth. Jesus is playing baseball! All sorts of weird things start unraveling and wormholes are twisting. We have to kind of bring order back, and it's connected into bringing our families together by writing a song."
The actor continues and describes a scene from the current script, which sounds pretty freakin' funny.
"It's edgy. There's a great scene where Bill and Ted are in jail and we're seeing our future us's and they're all tatted and hard. They're like, [tough sounding] "What's up, dude? Hey dude. Hey guy." "Stop calling me dude!" They want to beat up Bill and Ted because they've inherited the life that they f**ked up. They're miserable and they hate Bill and Ted. There's some funny stuff!"
This movie needs to be made! But like any film, there are going to be some issues in getting it to the big screen. Reeves goes on to explain what they need to make this movie happen,
"Yeah, it's leading lady and financing and all that show business sh*t. We need someone who's a financier who believes in the movie at the budget and we haven't been able. We've come close to that and we've had some hard luck with actresses not being able to do the film."
I sincerely hope that Bill & Ted 3 will be able to overcome these roadblocks and send these two totally radical characters at least one more epic adventure. Be sure to click here to read the rest of the interview in which the actor talks about his sci-fi romance film Passengers and his reaction to Doctor Strange.