Bill And Ted 3 Is Confirmed, Title Revealed, And Official Green Light Announced.

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Fasten your seatbelts for a victorious run because Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix) and Alex Winter (Deep Web; Downloaded) are officially coming back onscreen to play the iconic Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves) and Bill S. Preston Esq. (Winter) in the much awaited third chapter of the Bill & Ted comedy series, Bill & Ted Face The Music.

After Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the original movie’s makers Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Mosaic, Now You See Me) wrote the script for the film which will be directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Red 2, Fun with Dick and Jane).

“We couldn’t be more excited to get the whole band back together again,”  Reeves and Winter said in a statement “Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm we’ve got a dream team!”

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Although today’s official press release has no mention of the other cast members, earlier rumors indicated that William Saddler (Iron Man 3) would be back as Death. Reeves, Winter, and Solomon had previously said that the movie would tackle the absence of Rufus, a character played by the late George Carlin in the first two movies. Diane Franklin, the teen star from the 80s who had played Princess Joanna in the original movie and also starred in Better Off Dead and The Last American Virgin, has earlier shown interest in returning to play her character in Bill & Ted 3. Sometime back, she was seen in Amityville franchise after a gap of more than thirty years.

Bill & Ted 3 will be produced by Scott Kroopf (Limitless) together with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh serving as an executive producer alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr., and John Santilli.

The movie’s rights are owned by MGM, and they will release it in the United States under the banner of Orion Pictures. BLOOM will manage the overseas sales, which started in Cannes this week. The deal was negotiated by Endeavor Content.

In the original movie, Bill and Ted were time-traveling teenagers who just wanted to pass history class to win the battle of the bands.

Once part of a prophecy to save the universe with their rock and roll talent, they are now middle-aged and have familial responsibilities which ensured that the two friends couldn’t fulfill their destiny yet. They have written thousands of tunes, but, none good enough, and far from the greatest song ever. Since the fabric of time and space is being torn around them, a visitor who comes from future cautions them that it is only their song that can save the life in its current form. Disheartened and without any inspiration, the duo embarks on a time travel adventure to find the song which will set the world right and restore universal harmony.

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Aided by their daughters, a new bunch of historical personalities, and a few compassionate music legends, Bill and Ted discover a lot more than a mere song. The movie is in pre-production right now.

“Fans of Bill and Ted have been waiting for Reeves and Winter to reunite since their last Bogus Journey in 1991,” said BLOOM’s Alex Walton. “This is excellent!

Apart from the two movies, Bill & Ted had also become a global brand when it released. The original movie saw toys, comics, an animated series and a live-action series being based on it. The Marvel Comics series created by Kieron Dwyer was recently republished after the property was relocated to BOOM! Studios, who have published several miniseries during the last few years.

Reeves has a great slate which includes the much loved John Wick trilogy for Lionsgate. The third part of the series, John Wick: Chapter 3, is under production and will release in May next year. Reeves also stars alongside Winona Ryder in Destination Wedding, which is also being sold internationally by BLOOM. Other notable Reeves movies are Matrix Trilogy, Point Break, Speed, Constantine and Devil’s Advocate.

Winter and Reeves starred in the first two Bill & Ted movies. Winter was also a part of The Lost Boys and has now moved on to become a writer/director and also has credits such as the Epix documentary titled Deep Web and VH1 documentary Downloaded. Sometime back he had produced/directed two short documentary movies for Laura Poitras’s Field of Vision, titled Relatively Free and Trump’s Lobby. His next project is Zappa, an all-access documentary on the life of Frank Zappa.

Parisot had won an Academy Award for his short live-action movie The Appointments of Dennis Jennings and is famous for movies such as Galaxy Quest, RED 2 and Fun with Dick and Jane.

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