Keanu Reeves sat down with ComingSoon.Net and gave updates about the status of “Bill and Ted 3”, and seemed to be very optimistic, though he made it clear there are a lot of hurdles to jump to get it made.
We have to get the script in the right place. Chris and Ed have been working really hard over a couple of years to get the draft in the right place. What is the reason to make this movie besides nostalgia or the love of these characters. Where can they be in their life that can be a story that is worth telling or has something in it and is funny? They have that. It didn’t help that the first script that they brought in was probably budgeted at $150 million dollars. I don’t know if Bill & Ted carry that much weight. Part of the argument is that it’s not that popular internationally, that’s where so much of the funding for movies comes from these days. They’ve worked on the script and the budget, just trying to get the right script and then get the business side wrapped up, financiers and rights, all the show business stuff.
He also describes a scene from the script that brings me back to “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey”:
There’s a great scene where Bill and Ted are in jail and we’re seeing our future us’s and they’re all tatted and hard. They’re like, [tough sounding] “What’s up, dude? Hey dude. Hey guy.” “Stop calling me dude!” They want to beat up Bill and Ted because they’ve inherited the life that they f**ked up. They’re miserable and they hate Bill and Ted. There’s some funny stuff!
I need this movie to be made. There are few properties from my childhood I would allow to be “sequeled” and I really think this one could be great because Keanu Reeves has got his hands in it. It isn’t being taken over by a completely different entity so they can change the story, bend it over a pinball machine and gang rape it like certain busters of ghosts, but I digress.