BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC Could Be Released This Christmas!
A lot of fans are excited for the new Bill & Ted film, Bill & Ted Face The Music, and I’ve got some exciting news for you that comes strait from director Steven Soderbergh, who is a producer on the movie.
While talking to CNET, the filmmaker was asked about the film, and he said the script for the film was “hilarious” and that the movie could end up being released this Christmas and maybe "that'd be a good Christmas present.”
That would certainly be a totally bodacious Christmas present! We don’t know for sure if that will happen, but it sounds like that’s what the creative team is shooting for.
The movie is set to be directed by Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot from a script written by the original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Franchise stars Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are both coming back to reprise their roles as Bill S. Preston and Ted 'Theodore' Logan. This is how Solomon previously described the story:
"Bill and Ted were told at 16 that they were going to be the greatest people who ever lived. That they were gonna write a song that is going to save the world, and it hasn’t happened. And now they are middle-aged men. They’ve got wives who used to be princesses in medieval England who are now working double shifts at Denny’s, they’ve got teenagers that are about to leave home, money is tight, and they’ve been chasing this dream, writing song after song, when somebody from the future shows up and says, “You have 24 hours. The fate of all of space/time depends on it – and if it doesn’t happen now, it’s never gonna happen.” Bill and Ted are confused because they know they had to have written it, because after all the people in the future told them they did.. so they just must not have written it yet. So in their desperation they decide their only option is to go into the future – to when the have written it – and to steal it from themselves. What follows is a kind of utterly absurd, Christmas Carol-like journey through their lives past, present, and future. Their daughters (Bill has a daughter named Thea, Ted’s daughter is named Billie) are also very involved in trying to help them."
He goes on to say that the film is a "total comedy," but says that it's also "really, really grounded in the sweetness that is Bill and Ted and the emotion of where they would be at this point in their life."
It’s also been reported that The Grim Reaper (William Sadler) will be back in some capacity. Winter had this to say when the project was officially announced:
"We couldn't be more excited to get the whole band back together again. Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm we've got a dream team!"
I’m so stoked about this movie, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out! If it doesn’t make the Christmas release date, I’m sure it will be released in early 2020.