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31st Mar 2018

Excellent! That new Bill & Ted movie looks like it’s finally happening

Will Lavin

Bill & Ted

The boys are back…

According to a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bill & Ted co-writer and co-creator Ed Solomon, his creative partner Chris Matheson, and stars of the franchise Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have revealed that the next instalment in the series is closer to happening than you think.

After several false starts, mostly at the hands of production companies, it seems the creative team is closer than ever to getting Bill & Ted Face the Music made.

“We are hoping to close a deal with some financiers,” said Solomon. “Hopefully within the next month or so, we’ll have news that will stick.”

With many major players on deck already – Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) will direct, Steven Soderbergh will produce alongside Scott Kroopf, who produced both Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey, and of course Alex Winter (Bill) and Keanu Reeves (Ted) will star.

It has also been revealed that Bill Sadler will return to play Death.

“And a few delicious cameos by people to be named another time,” Solomon teased.

The story would find the heroes revisiting their own history, which Solomon described as “kind of like A Christmas Carol with Bill and Ted. Looking at their lives, and really kind of rediscovering what they’re about.”

Matheson says the plot will pick up decades after Bogus Journeywith Bill and Ted wrestling with the fact that their life’s mission — to save the world with their music — is incomplete.

“You’re told you’re gonna save the world, and now you’re 50 and you haven’t done it,” he said.

“Now they’re married, and it affects their marriages, and it affects their relationships with their kids, and it affects their everything.”

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