Film & TV

The Third Bill & Ted Movie Is Probably Happening

Film & TV

The Third Bill & Ted Movie Is Probably Happening

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There’s been talk of an addition to the Bill & Ted series for quite some time, but apart from word of a finished script from the franchise’s creators Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson over a year ago, there’s been no mention of forward moment on the project, until today’s announcement that the third entry in the series has found a director. Vulture reports that  Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot has signed on to stick his hands into the deep pool of 80s/90s nostalgia and wrench out a third movie starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Luckily, the movie’s not a reboot, it’s a continuation of the series that finds the characters in their, like, 40s. However, despite a script, stars, and a director, the picture still has yet to secure financing; the rights are owned by MGM who’s apparently shopping the film around looking for a co-financier. Fortunately for the filmmakers, in today’s environment studios are pretty keen on throwing money at franchises from decades ago so it’s not at all hard to imagine someone willing to pony up. If not, it would be a sure shame to deprive audience of a return by Reeves and Winter to the roles that they were born to play.