Dude, this is, like, the most awesome thing to happen, bro. Those two righteous dudes are, like, coming back. *ahem* Sorry, had a Valley moment. But yeah, the 80’s buddy adventure flick “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” is set for a third film. With a lot of movies from the era when MTV used to play music coming back for one more romp in the movies, it is no surprise this is about to happen. What is a surprise, however, is the that Keanu Reeves is the one who announced it. Years ago, Reeves swore he would leave his days as Ted Theodore Logan behind, never to pick up the role again. In 2011, Reeves told MTV that there was an outline for a possible third movie. Back in March, he revealed that he had read the script, stating that ‘it is a good script.’ Recently, Keanu said that the plans for the third film are moving slowly. Co-star Alex Winter, who played Bill S. Preston, Esquire, is on board with Reeves to reprise their roles with Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) to direct. Original Bill & Ted creators Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson have attached Parisot to direct their script.
Unlike other 80’s franchises such as ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, the recently released ‘Total Recall’ and the upcoming ‘Judge Dredd’ films, “Bill and Ted 3” will not be a remake. The idea for this movie has been bouncing around for years. I’m not sure how it will fare since it’s been awhile that a good ‘buddy’ movie has been made. If it gets made and does well, who knows, we might get ‘Weekend at Bernie’s 3’ or ‘Uncle Buck 2’. Just, no ‘Home Alone 5’.
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