Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are to star again as Bill and Ted, a long-hoped-for sequel to the 1990s classics: "The world is about to get a lot more excellent."
Weird fact: both Winter and Reeves are British, but neither have spent much time there: Winter moved to the U.S. from East London when he was 5, while Reeves's mom is from Essex but moved to Canada before he was born. Winter holds British and American citizenship; Reeves is a naturalized Canadian citizen. Both would have been exposed, as youngsters, to Estuary English, an emergent dialect with many curious similarities to California English, like, totally. Read the rest
Party on, dudes.
After 27 years, metalheads Bill S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) will time travel again on the big screen in a threequel called Bill & Ted Face the Music.
Hollywood Reporter writes:
Currently in preproduction, 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.
“We couldn't be more excited to get the whole band back together again," said Reeves and Winter. "Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm we've got a dream team!"
Bloom's Alex Walton said: “Fans of Bill and Ted have been waiting for Reeves and Winter to reunite since their last Bogus Journey in 1991. This is excellent!”
Bill and Ted's mentor Rufus (played by the late great George Carlin who passed in 2008) will be part of the new film, according to its writer Ed Solomon in a JanuaryDigitalSpy interview. Read the rest