Who’d have thought there would be two Bill & Ted stories in one week — in 2012? Well, probably franchise creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, who have been working on a script for a third film for years now. You can also include stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter and Galaxy Quest and RED 2 director Dean Parisot, who are all attached as of Monday.
In a new interview with GQ, Reeves revealed a few story details about the new installment, which will pick up on threads from 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.
“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,” he said. “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.”