Last week, we learned that Bill and Ted 3 was actually happening, as the project finally scored a director in the form of Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Home Fries, Fun with Dick and Jane). Not much was known about the project back in that halcyon era of about three days ago; now, however, we’ve got a plot summary for you. But, keep in mind, it comes from the mouth of franchise star Keanu Reeves—so it’s rambling and a little bland, but you get the idea.
Like the previous films in the Bill and Ted franchise, Bell and Ted 3 will involve a brain-numbing amount of time travel, with multiple Bills and Teds encountering one another throughout space and time. But curious as to exactly when and how they will meet? Enter Keanu Reeves, who recently divulged to GQ the basic plot of the sequel:
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. And 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. In one version we’re in jail; in another we’re at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.
So there you have it—Keanu’s somehow specific yet vague description of Bill and Ted 3. And while that may have whet your appetites for a new film, don’t get too excited just yet: as we reported last week, Parisot is still in preproduction for Red 2 (with a summer 2013 release date), and the film, despite being the property of MGM, is still searching for other studios to cofinance.
What do you think of the Bill and Ted news?