Long has it been discussed what the future of the ‘Bill and Ted’ franchise will be, and while it seems like Keanu Reeves is all about getting back to his roots and going on an epic, nostalgic adventure through time, after so many news articles (I’ve written on a number of them myself) it seems as though he might be the only one really working to get the project of ‘Bill and Ted 3′ legitimately off the ground.
In the latest installment of the saga of Reeve’s trying to get people excited for a sequel that he hopes one day will happen but most likely will not, according to The Wrap the man recently made an appearance on BBC-One’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’ and during said appearance he spoke on the story pitch for the movie, which you can see and read below:
“There’s a cool story. Basically, they’re supposed to write a song to save the world and they haven’t done that yet. So the pressure of having to save the world — their marriages are falling apart, their kids are kind of mad at them. But then someone comes from the future and tells them if they don’t write the song it’s just not the world, it’s the universe. So they have to save the universe because time is breaking apart. So then elements of the past come in.”
The “pitch” as it were is not much different from what we’ve heard Reeves say about the story before, and while it does sound interesting, and has the potential for humor, I can kind of understand why he might be having some trouble getting it off the ground. There is some potential that the movie could be depressing and kind of sad as well, seeing these two kids that people loved from the 80′s as grown-up, sad and some-what miserable adults who failed to live up to their full potential, might be a little too much realism for the target audience. But you never know. Feel free to share your thoughts on the sequel in the comments below!
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