After years of talking about it, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are reuniting as Bill and Ted for a third cinematic outing of their classic time-traveling metalheads.
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Bill And Ted Face The Music is officially in pre-production after years of development. MGM will release the film in the US under its revived Orion Pictures banner while international distribution rights are up for sale at Cannes Film Festival’s market.
According to the Reporter –
Bill & Ted Face the Music will see the duo long past their days as time-traveling teenagers and now weighed down by middle age and the responsibilities of family. They’ve written thousands of tunes, but they have yet to write a good one, much less the greatest song ever written. With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns our heroes that only their song can save life as we know it. Out of luck and fresh out of inspiration, Bill and Ted set out on a time travel adventure to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe as we know it. Together with the aid of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures, and some sympathetic music legends, they find much, much more than just a song.
The script is written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, the writing pair who authored the first two Bill And Ted adventures back in late ‘80s/early `90s. The pair had been working on getting this project going as far back as 2010 with a go-ahead from the studio never quite happening until now. Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot is set to direct.