THERE MIGHT BE A BILL & TED 3
More and more every year, the people running Hollywood don’t actually know anything about movies, or, for that matter, care. And so when faced with the most important question of all — “How do we make enough money that models will fuck us and we’ll never run out of blow?” — they increasingly turn to brands with name recognition. So never mind that Harrison Ford and Bruce Willis are both pushing a hundred — audiences have heard of Indiana Jones and Die Hard, so it will be easier to lure them in to see another flick in those franchises! Hoo-ray!
The latest franchise older than some MetalSucks readers to get the sequel treatment may be Bill & Ted. Last week, ‘Ted’ Theodore Logan himself, Keanu Reeves, revealed to The Independent that “a good script” for the flick has been completed; now Alex Winter, a.k.a. Bill S. Preston, Esq., confirms as much to MTV, saying that ” there probably will be another” entry in the series, this one exploring “what’s happened to rock & roll in the last twenty years.” This echoes comments Reeves made to the former music video channel last year, when he revealed that the movie would be about how “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.”
Watch the interview with Winter after the jump:
And, hey, you know what? The idea of seeing two aging metal dudes struggling to come terms with the fact that they never fulfilled their promise actually is dramatically ripe. In fact, I thought it was great when Anvil: The Story of Anvil did it four years ago. But, hey, Beavis and Butt-Head came back strong, so maybe I shouldn’t be cynical. If nothing else, I’m sure that Jim Martin is available for another cameo, so the movie already has that going for it.