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MOST EXCELLENT EXCLUSIVE: Alex Winter Confirms 'Bill & Ted 3' Is On The Way!


    NOTE: A big shout to @MTVMoviesBlog follower @antmaurizio for urging us to chat with Alex Winter about "Bill & Ted."

    When we spoke with Keanu Reeves at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, we learned a couple of things: one, Reeves does a killer Werner Herzog impression, and two, there's another "Bill & Ted" movie in the works!

    Lest you think that Reeves was pulling our leg, we turned to the other half of the righteous duo, Alex Winter, for further confirmation. According to the actor and director, "Bill & Ted 3" is absolutely in development.

    "We kicked around the idea over the years and had always thought if we could make something that was as kind of genuine in spirit as the originals and without falling prey to kind of retro cynicism or something that was unnecessary, it would be worth doing," Winter told MTV's Adam Rosenberg in an interview arranged, amusingly, via Twitter. "Now the cat's out of the bag, and the truth is that, yeah, we have finally hit upon an idea that we think is pretty great."


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Reviving this franchise is an absolutely terrible idea. Never mind the fact that we're almost 20 years removed from the last movie, so what you'd pretty much get is a pair of middle-aged to old men trying to act "hip", but also...Rufus is kinda dead.

And you can't have Bill & Ted without Rufus.




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I'd rather have a "Sad Keanu is eating" movie.



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Perhaps Ringo Starr can finally get his revenge for Carlin replacing him on "Shining Time Station".
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At least Keanu won't need to research how to get in to character to play a dopey teenager since that's pretty much every role he does.

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Maybe the can hop in the phone booth and make it so part 2 never happened?
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So have the movie offers to Keanu dried up so much that it has come to this?









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People seem to have begrudgingly accepted reality TV as the reigning king of television programming (in terms of quantity, I mean; not quality!). So how come no one seems to accept the Hollywood remake as a prominent part of moviemaking? I can't count the number of times people (on this board and elsewhere on the intertubes) have wondered aloud why on earth [insert old movie classic] was being remade. Or why [insert favorite childhood TV show] is getting turned into a movie.

I mean, is it really all that different from turning books into movies, a practice that seems as old as moviemaking itself? These movies are cheap to make, have built-in fanbases before the studios even begin their marketing blitzes, and have a higher likelihood of succeeding with mainstream America than an original story. I have to think that for every "Avatar" there have to be like ten "The Happening"s.

Does it always work? Nope. Is it recycling? Yep. Is it lazy? Pretty much. But that's the American way!

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I'm actually interested in this given that it's the same two guys, rather than two Disney teens as a modern-day Bill and Ted (with Keanu cameoing as Rufus). The first two B&T films were pretty clever, so if they can keep that up for a third one, this could be a hidden gem.
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Could've sworn I read it on this very board, but Keanu has been pushing to do Part 3 for a while now. IIRC his pitch was two middle-aged losers wondering what happened to that awesome future they were promised.

So not really something to lump in with all the 'Hollywood is bankrupt of ideas!' stuff, at least not in my mind.
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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Could've sworn I read it on this very board, but Keanu has been pushing to do Part 3 for a while now. IIRC his pitch was two middle-aged losers wondering what happened to that awesome future they were promised.



God, I hope that's not what they're doing, 'cuz they did the "two just-out-of-high-school losers wondering what happened to that awesome future they were promised" thing in Bogus Journey. And by the end of that film, they'd taken several Levels in Badass and did, in fact, go on to make that great future.



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
      Originally posted by Jaguar
      Could've sworn I read it on this very board, but Keanu has been pushing to do Part 3 for a while now. IIRC his pitch was two middle-aged losers wondering what happened to that awesome future they were promised.



    God, I hope that's not what they're doing, 'cuz they did the "two just-out-of-high-school losers wondering what happened to that awesome future they were promised" thing in Bogus Journey. And by the end of that film, they'd taken several Levels in Badass and did, in fact, go on to make that great future.


If Highlander has taught us anything is that people will still watch your movie even if you totally ignore major plot points from previous movies (They're not human, they're aliens; they're human again; people come back from the dead; McCloud won the prize but then didn't in later movies...)

Hopefully they will ignore or downplay the sillyness of Bogus Journey. I really would like to see how they turned out 20 years later.

I also wish they did a Breakfast club 2 with a new cast 10 years later, like how the rumors were back in the 90s, but I would have settled for a "Where are they now?" Sequel. Is Bender dead or in jail? Did he turn his life around? There were alot of ways they could have taken it.

With Hughes dead though, there will never be a follow up. Hell, it's hard just to get all the actors in one place at the same time for one moment.

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    Originally posted by StingArmy
    So how come no one seems to accept the Hollywood remake as a prominent part of moviemaking?

    I mean, is it really all that different from turning books into movies


Yes, yes it is. They're completely different- movie remakes in the book world would be like JK Rowling rewriting Catcher in the Rye.

FYI while I love the Bill & Ted movies, I'm pretty queasy on them doing a new one. Leave the memories alone!



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    Originally posted by Moss
      Originally posted by StingArmy
      So how come no one seems to accept the Hollywood remake as a prominent part of moviemaking?

      I mean, is it really all that different from turning books into movies


    Yes, yes it is. They're completely different- movie remakes in the book world would be like JK Rowling rewriting Catcher in the Rye.

There are two problems with this sentiment. The first is that rewriting a book would entail... well, what exactly? Transcription? Plagiarism? Moviemaking has so many different aspects that go directly towards the look and feel of the end product. Writing, on the other hand, really has just one: the words.

The other problem is of my own doing. If this new Bill & Ted movie is truly 'Bill & Ted 3' then it's a sequel, not a remake. A really, really, REALLY tardy sequel, but not a remake. Maybe it's even a prequel, who knows. Not enough details are available. I guess I jumped the gun a little because of my feelings on Hollywood remakes. My bad.

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