Following years of doubts and delays, Wyld Stallyns are getting back together again.
Deadline reports that, after 27 years, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are set to reprise their roles as Ted “Theodore” Logan and Bill S. Preston, Esq., in Bill & Ted Face the Music.
The sequel to 1991's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is written by franchise creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black) , with Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) attached to direct.
The project has long seemed a pipe dream, with Reeves and Winter talking candidly over the years about the obstacles facing Bill & Ted 3. “We’re really close. We’re just about there,” Winter said in 2015, before cautioning, “In Hollywood parlance, [that] means we’ll either be shooting soon, or it’s never going to happen.”
With this latest news qualifies as "soon" is subject to debate, but the film has moved into pre-production, with international sales pegged to launch at Cannes.
Bill & Ted Face the Music will find the title characters now middle-aged and with families of their won. Although they've penned thousands of tunes over the years, but have fallen well short of the greatest song ever written. When a visitor from the future warns that only their song can save the universe, Bill and Ted set off on another adventure with their daughters in search of inspiration for the tune that will bring harmony to existence.
“We couldn’t be more excited to get the whole band back together again," Winter and Reeves said in a joint statement. "Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm we’ve got a dream team!”