Bill and Ted stars return for third movie

Bessie Dean
May 9, 2018

It only took almost 27 years but, at long last, a new Bill & Ted movie is officially in the works-with original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter signed on to return.

The film will be titled Bill & Ted Face The Music, according to EW.

The script will be written by the franchise's original creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, and directed by Dean Parisot.

'Bout time we saw a Wyld Stallyns comeback, huh? The story follows two high school burnouts and aspiring rockers played by Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves who find themselves traveling through time in the hopes of acing their history final and, you know, saving the future. As the fabric of time and space begins to fall apart, a visitor from the future arrives to warn them that only their music can save the universe.

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves photographed by Peggy Sirota exclusively for EW's "Bill & Ted" Reunion on March 14th 2018 in Los Angeles CA.

Scott Kroopf (Limitless) will produce together with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh serving as an executive producer alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr., and John Santilli.

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Additional and a release date haven't been confirmed yet for Bill & Ted Face the Music.

The deal that brought the project to life - negotiated by Endeavor Content - will see the latest offering from the MGM-owned property manifest under the original Orion Pictures banner (which MGM revived in 2013 after a late-1990s bankruptcy).

"We have a script that we really are proud of, that we worked very hard on, that we've done many iterations of - and we did it on spec, meaning we spent years working on it because we wanted to get it right, creatively". Bill & Ted Face the Music is now being shopped at the Cannes Film Festival for worldwide distribution.

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So they embark on a new adventure, this time taking their daughters with them for another journey filled with historical figures and music legends. Studios, who have published a number of miniseries on and off for the last few years. The characters have also featured in other media including several video games and a comic book.

Reeves has an impressive slate including the successful John Wick trilogy for Lionsgate.

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