Every now and then it seems like one story just leads to another. In this case, it looks like last week’s news that the proposed Bill And Ted 3 project had finally attached a director in the form of Galaxy Quest helmer Dean Parisot and was now making the rounds searching for a co-producer to join with MGM on the project. This has lead to a new interview with star Keeanu Reeves with QG in which the actor let’s slip some details of the plot. While we’ve already heard that the film will deal with Bill and Ted having writers block when it comes to the song that brings world peace they have been prophesied to write, but this let’s know the consequences of that writer’s block.
One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven’t done it. So everybody is kind of like: “Where is the song?” The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future “us” refuses to tell us, and another future “us” blames us for their lives because we didn’t write the song, so they’re living this terrible life. In one version we’re in jail; in another we’re at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.
Sounds like a logical and fun extrapolation of the films’ core time travel conceit, even if it does seem to be most heinous for Bill and Ted. And in a post-Back To The Future, Part Two world, I don’t think that audiences should have too much trouble grasping what was once a fairly heady science-fiction concept like alternate timelines and I’m sure that screenwriters Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson have found some comedy for Reeves and co-star Alex Winter to bring us.