Alex Winter resurfaces with tons more to say about Bill and Ted 3
BILL AND TED 3 was merely a rumor months ago, but after a series of prodding interviews, Keanu finally broke down and spilled the beans that they were seriously trying to make it happen. He didn't give a whole lot of details, but now we've found someone who will.
That's right, Reeves' long lost cohort Alex Winter is now speaking openly about the project, and you can tell it's something he's been waiting half a lifetime for. Here's what he has to say about all things BILL AND TED 3 (via MTV):
"The cat's out of the bag, and the truth is that, yeah, we [Reeves, Winter, and writes Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon] have finally hit upon an idea that we think is pretty great. We don't want to make a cynical 'Here's Bill and Ted — you guys are our kids, now YOU guys go be Bill and Ted and the franchise can live for another 25 years!' It's not that. It's a straight up, what's the funniest and most surprising take on where Bill and Ted would be right now if we stopped back in on them? That's what we're doing." We've been working on it for the past couple of years," says Winter.
"The bottom line is that we still all feel like we need to sit down and look at a script and see if it's everything that it can be before we set about doing anything with it. 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 goes on to say that they have no plans to recast George Carlin, and are treading lightly around that character for the new version. How do you top two of the most ridiculous movies ever made? I'm not exactly sure, and I'm wondering just how Bill and Ted will translate into the modern era. In any case, I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with.
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