Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
31 July 2015
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 July 2015
Alex Winter Tunes Up For Frank Zappa Documentary
He isn't only in it for the money
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Knock Knock (2015)
Empire Star Rating
John Wick (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Grand Piano (2014)
Empire Star Rating
47 Ronin (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Red 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Keanu Reeves Chats Bill & Ted 3's Story
And Dean Parisot may direct

13 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: GQ

submit to reddit

Keanu Reeves Chats Bill & Ted 3's Story

For ages it was one of those whispered rumours; more fevered hope than solid reality. But in the last couple of years, the chance of a third outing for Ted Theodore Logan and Bill S Preston Esq has looked more and more concrete, with both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter talking up a third Bill & Ted and, more importantly, letting slip that original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon had cooked up a new script. Now Reeves, talking to GQ, has spilled some of the plot details.

What Reeves calls “a nice story” does actually sound like an intriguing way to carry on the chronicle of the two wannabe rock gods. “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.”

Upon realising that they’ve hit a wall, the not-so-young duo decide to act. “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,” Reeves says. “In one version we're in jail; in another we're at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.”

Things are still at a tentative stage, however, though Vulture brought word late last week that Solomon and Matheson had brought on Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot to handle directing duties. Even with names attached, there is no studio backing just yet – MGM owns the rights, but all involved are busy meeting with other companies to secure co-financing and Parisot is going to be busy working on the Red sequel.

But it definitely feels as though there’s some real forward momentum. Now we just have to hope any actual movie doesn’t turn out to be totally bogus.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Scorsese's Sinatra Swings With Billy Ray
He's re-writing the biopic script
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

MATRIX 4
And I want Keanu to concentrate on Matrix 4!!!! More

Posted by welshman101 at 19:55 on 14 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Keanu Reeves Chats Bill & Ted 3's Story
perhaps the plot could involve going back in time and shooting themselves in the face so we never had to watch any of these crap Bill and Ted movies!! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 13:53 on 14 August 2012 | Report This Post

MAKE THIS MOVIE!
The heading says it all; we need another Bill & Ted, and my mum needs to see Keanu happy again. More

Posted by dgribble at 12:55 on 14 August 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)