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BILL AND TED 3
ARYA
2012-08-13 22:36


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'Bill & Ted 3' Signs Dean Parisot As Director
Posted about 15 hours ago by Janice Kay0

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Excellent! Looks like a movie about a man and his companion that travel through time in a phone booth is getting closer to being made! Dude! Not talking about the mad man in the blue box but the two men of Wyld Stallyns, Bill W. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan (insert air guitar rift here).

It's been 20 years since 'Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey' and it looks like 'Bill & Ted 3' is getting one step to getting on the big screen. Back in March, it was reported that the original 'Bill & Ted' writers, Ed Solomon ('Men in Black,' 'Charlie's Angeles' 2000 movie) and Chris Matheson ('Imagine That,' 'A Goofy Movie') had completed a script and the project was waiting to be green lit by MGM (who still holds the rights). Both Alex Winter (Bill) and Keanu Reeves (Ted) are on board with the project and it looks like they now have a director to helm the sequel.

Vulture is reporting that Dean Parisot is now attached to the film. Parisot's work is mostly in television directing episodes of shows such as 'Justified,' 'The Good Wife' and 'Modern Family,' but he's best known in the features world for directing the cult classic 'Galaxy Quest' starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver back in 1999.

During a time where Hollywood is developing reboots and remakes, it's good to know that this film will not be either of that but rather a direct sequel showing were Bill and Ted are in their lives today. Reeves did hint about the plot last year saying:

When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn't happened. So they've now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there's an element of time and they have to go back.

It may be awhile before this sequel will start production as there are two small obstacles that need to be overcome. One is that the film is in need of a studio to co-finance the project. Matheson and Solomon are selling 'Bill & Ted 3' as a relatively inexpensive comedy, along the lines of 'Hot Tub Time Machine' (which only cost $36 million to make back in 2010). If they can find another studio to come on board, the chances that MGM will green light the film is great.

The other problem is that Parisot is already committed to 'Reds 2' which is supposed to start filming in the fall, so any type of production that will occur for 'Bill & Ted 3' will have to wait until next year when Parisot is free.

'Galaxy Quest' was such a great film that waiting for Parisot to clear his schedule to direct 'Bill & Ted 3' is worth the time spent waiting. One of the endearing elements of the 'Bill & Ted' movies are the multitude of cultural references made throughout the film and with the advances and changes made in the last 20 years, it will be interesting to see how the two boys from Wyld Stallyn see it all. I can image it now... 'Bill & Ted's WTF Adventures!'

We'll keep you updated as more news emerges about the development of the film. Until then, in the immortal words of Bill & Ted: "Be excellent to each other. And... PARTY ON, DUDES!"

http://sciencefiction.com/2012/08/12/bill-ted-3-signs-dean-parisot-as-director/

ARYA
2012-08-13 22:43


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I remember seeing Galaxy Quest in the theater and I laughed a LOT. I think it was partly because of the Star Trek connection but there were a few of us in the theater that were uncontrolled hysterical while a lot of it went over the heads of those not previously trekkie.
It looks like this B&T3 idea keeps going...
ARYA
2012-08-18 23:37


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http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/747656/bill-ted-sequel-there-probably-will-be-another-one.jhtml

http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/747656/bill-ted-sequel-there-probably-will-be-another-one.jhtml

Joke
2012-08-22 15:05


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http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/keanu-reeves-prospects-bill-ted-part-17050622
Chiara
2012-08-28 02:32


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFeBZLsKIJs&feature=share
ARYA
2012-08-28 04:25


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http://youtu.be/boRax-jV61s

http://youtu.be/boRax-jV61s

omg he looks so beautiful!

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ARYA
2013-08-08 08:34


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http://nerdbastards.com/2013/08/07/new-bill-ted-3-script-looks-most-triumphant-keanu-reeves-says-sequel-will-honor-carlin/


http://nerdbastards.com/2013/08/07/new-bill-ted-3-script-looks-most-triumphant-keanu-reeves-says-sequel-will-honor-carlin/

ARYA
2013-09-12 04:45


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http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1713892/keanu-reeves-bill-and-ted-3.jhtml

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1713892/keanu-reeves-bill-and-ted-3.jhtml

is this interview just charming or what?

anita7722013-09-12 09:04


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adorable!
Freya
2013-09-12 10:03


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it doesn't work outside the USA
ARYA
2013-09-13 00:00


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@Freya, Can you see it at VK.com? I think they have it up.

I also had a little speculation about that dark time Reeves mentions

This was recently reposted from an interview with Alex in March.


"There's no drama. There's no legal skirmish. There's no nothing," he told press in March this year. "There's me, Keanu, [screenwriters] Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, the original core. We built a story. They wrote a script. We're tinkering with the script to get it perfect. Then we will go get the money. Then we will shoot it. And that's really all there is to it."

Maybe the dark is the getting the money part?

anita7722013-09-13 02:38


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Keanu is prone to hyperbole. I doubt there is a "dark" part.
bluecandlelight
2013-09-13 04:56


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it definitely is a more entertaining interview :)
ARYA
2013-09-13 21:42


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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/13/keanu-reeves-on-man-of-tai-chi-bill-ted-point-break.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/13/keanu-reeves-on-man-of-tai-chi-bill-ted-point-break.html

Joke
2013-09-14 01:45


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They should go for crowdfunding (www.kickstarter.com) like Zach Braff did.
ARYA
2013-09-14 02:37


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I'm in!
anita7722013-09-14 04:03


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Crowdfunding for a movie with a star who's worth $350MM? Really?
ARYA
2013-09-24 22:43


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Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter Talk Bill & Ted 3
Stars talk about the proposed sequel's script and current status.
by Chris Tilly
September 23, 2013
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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have been at Fantastic Fest this week, Reeves promoting his directorial debut Man of Tai Chi and Winter supporting thriller Grand Piano.

We chatted with them about both movies in interviews that will appear on the site down the line, but we also talked about eagerly anticipated comedy-sequel Bill & Ted 3, which the two stars are currently trying to get made.

Why do you think Bill & Ted have resonated with people?

Reeves: I think it’s clever. I think there’s an energy to those characters. I think it has a uniqueness to it. I think people were attracted to the hopefulness of them. The lifeforce of them. They keep saying yes. These extreme and extraordinary circumstances happen to them, and yet they are always in the immediate present. They’re fools in a classic storytelling sense, and I think it goes back to that hopeful lifeforce that is contagious. You root for them. And I think that turns into affection.

Winter: I think we all have a theory as to why those movies have lasted so long, and I think that it’s because they’re really well written – they’re not masterpieces, but they are written really well. You’ve got a movie that’s written by two best friends, it’s acted by two extremely close friends, and there’s a sincerity to it. You watch it and you get the warm fuzzies that you get when you’re hanging out with a really close friend. You’re making the same mistakes together, you have the same world view of right and wrong. Because it’s genuine and we’re not bullshitting – I think that that is just infectious. I think it translates to people who watch it now. And that’s the reason I thought there would be value in doing a third one further down the road. Obviously we’ve had the opportunity to do it at any point between now and when we did the second one. And neither of us wanted to do that, and none of us could figure a story that would be of any value. But in a way because so much time has passed, there’s really something sweet in the script they wrote – which is fabulous – there’s something sweet in revisiting two people in middle age who still have this sort of infectious childish fraternal relationship.

Why is now the right time?

Reeves: I think to be in your 50s and to do Bill & Ted… it makes me smile. What happened to these guys?

What did happen to them?

Reeves: In the third one that’s been pitched and has been written they can’t come up with the song that’s supposed to change the world. They go on this journey to try and find the song.

Is there a danger that making a sequel might sully the memory of the originals?

Winter: I don’t think so. We were very conscious that if we didn’t think the idea was great first, we wouldn’t proceed to a script. And if we didn’t think the script was great, we wouldn’t proceed to try and get financing, which is where we are at now. The script is just really great – it’s really sweet and interesting and stands on its own feet. I don’t really know what the danger is. I almost think that it’s precious to worry about it too much. There are people that love the first film that hate the second one. I happen to prefer the second one, but it’s radically different from the first one on almost every conceivable level. It’s not like the movies are that much of a piece. I can tell you that if we had only made one and then we were going to – 25 years later – make this movie, I think we would have problems on our hands. But I think that Bogus Journey is a good segue to where we’re going with this one.

Are the characters still relevant?

Winter: I would say so from the standpoint that the films still do really well today. The people that come up to me on the street – which is all day everyday – are anywhere from four to whatever. Kids love those movies. Let me put it this way – they were never, by today’s standards, gigantic tent-pole movies. They were fairly small, independent, non-studio movies. So we’re not making Men in Black. Would we try to make a $150m Bill & Ted movie? Absolutely not – that would be insane. But to make a little movie that’s sweet and that’s funny with two infectious characters, I think that has value.

Reeves: I think – yeah. If we bring in the idea of mortality – the fools coming up to mortality I think that is relevant.

Is it darker?

Winter: It’s darker but it’s still funny as hell. And it’s still really sweet. We’re not like at war with each other. We’re not going to Afghanistan. It’s not like Bill and Ted Meet Restrepo. People say it’s darker, but it’s still a Bill & Ted movie at the end of the day.

How close are you guys to getting it made?

Reeves: Not very. The writer’s have a story to tell, otherwise Alex and I would not engage. But they came up with a really good story, and it’s just trying to find the dough.

Winter: It’s the wonderful world of film development. We could be making it really soon, or we could be waiting a couple of years. Look at Dumb and Dumber, that was on and off and on and off again. Because it’s not in your hands. We’re at that point now where we’re waiting on another draft and we’re number-crunching and working on line production. It could not happen at all, honestly you just don’t know. But there’s a lot of people who want to make it happen. We have great producers, but until you’re on set, you just don’t know.

Chris Tilly is the Excellent Entertainment Editor for IGN in the UK and his Bogus thoughts can be found on both Twitter and MyIGN.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/23/keanu-reeves-alex-winter-talk-bill-ted-3?abthid=524191997a5bdbb34e000003

tini4
2013-11-23 08:19


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Keanu Reeves: Is There Another Bill & Ted In The Works?



http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/keanu-reeves:-is-there-another-bill-ted-in-the-works/2860149251001
Freya
2013-11-30 02:38


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still talking about B&T
http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2013/11/keanu-reeves-claims-bill-ted-3s-current.html
http://news.yahoo.com/keanu-reeves-bill-teds-excellent-adventure-part-3-234823303.html
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/new-bill--ted-movie-2863939

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