Back in April, Keanu Reeves said that a new Bill & Ted script penned by the original creators Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson was “six weeks away”. That was reason enough to be optimistic, but Vulture is now reporting that Dean Parisot of Galaxy Quest is on board to direct. Both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are attached to reprise their roles.
The movie will take place in real time—with Bill & Ted as they are today. Their mission will be to finally write the song that saved the world.
The bad news is that Bill & Ted 3 is still being shopped around to studios by MGM for co-funding, and Parisot has to complete his obligations directing the sequel to the action flick RED this spring. But still, it looks like this movie is actually going to happen.