Let me preface this post by reminding you that April Fools Day is over. I can’t make this shit up. Keanu Reeves was caught talking about a Bill and Ted Sequel, and he might even be serious.
“I hear they’re doing a remake,” Reeves said of the movie that launched him to fame. “[Alex Winter and I spoke] on the phone the other day [about it]. We’re great friends.
“The most serious we ever got was a few years ago,” he confessed of a hitherto unknown third film. “I had once mentioned about doing it when we were 40. Now maybe the only shot we have is to do it when we’re 50.”
Now it looks like the guys at MovieHole have an update on the remake
The “phone” is “funkier.” I’m guessing this means cell phone > phone booth. (LAME.) The new Bill and Ted are 10th graders. They meet snooze-worthy historical figures like Ghandi and Calamity Jane. Remake has fewer “Whoa”’s. (LAME). “Cool and hip” references aplenty including a “we’re going to miss The Dark Knight!” scene. Wyld Stallions? No, this time it’s the “Atomic Gorillas.” (LAME.) Worthy? The site says it mostly depends on who they cast. Bummer.
Personally I would LOVE to see a movie with a grown up Bill and Ted acting less juvenile. A grown up rock idol comedy in this twisted world where their laid back attitude was to bring about world peace would actually be pretty funny.
Maybe I am just glossing over just how fromage the originals were, but I caught the less funny sequel on tv a month or so ago and I enjoyed it. Its silly, but the 80s can do no wrong by me no matter how bad they are.
Keanu. A Wyld Stallions reunion is overdue. Veto the direct to dvd project and do your own.