UPDATE: “Pursue News received word from the studio that the project won’t be filming in March and it won’t be taking place in Arizona.”
Sucks to hear, hopefully the project gets an update soon, and when it does, we’ll let you know!
After a multitude of setbacks and delays, the long-gestating third ‘Bill & Ted’ film will finally start filming on March 5.
Production Weekly’s newest listing gave the details on the film. Filming will take place in Los Angeles, as well as Tempe & Phoenix, AZ. It is currently unknown which of the three will be the first shooting location.
At the moment, the cast list only has Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and William Sadler. But, more casting announcements should be coming soon.
The synopsis of the film is as follows:
“When we last picked up with the most audacious dudes they were time-traveling teenagers trying to pass history class and win the battle of the bands. Once prophesied to save the universe with their rock ‘n’ roll, according to the production the new movie will see the two best friends as middle-aged men with family responsibilities who have yet to fulfill their destiny. They’ve written thousands of tunes, but they have yet to write a good one, much less the greatest song ever.
With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns the duo that only their music can save life as we know it. Out of luck and inspiration, Bill and Ted set out on another time-travel adventure — with the help of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures and some sympathetic music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe as we know it.”
The film will be directed by Dean Parisot (‘Galaxy Quest’) from a script by returning scribes Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon. The veteran writing duo are responsible for ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ and ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.’
Moreover, producer Steven Soderbergh gave a tease on when the film could release. He said that the film would “be a good Christmas present.” So, perhaps this winter we can see the ending to this 30-year-old franchise.