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Party On, Dudes: Bill & Ted 3 Grab Galaxy Quest’s Director

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Excellent news! It looks like Bill & Ted 3 is moving forward with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprising their roles, with some newfound directorial assistance from Dean Parisot, best known for his work on Galaxy Quest. The 80s movies won’t stop!

According to Screen Crush, the new script will follow Bill and Ted in their 40s, courtesy of the original screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Matheson and Solomon also wrote scripts for the cult hits Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.

When we last heard about the dynamic duo, Reeves revealed that part of the plot “was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn’t happened. So [in the next film] they’ve now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there’s an element of time and they have to go back.” So does this mean the movie’s entire premise revolves around the 40 year old has-been Wyld Stallyns? Because that’s kind of…sad.

According to Vulture, the film will probably be put on hold until Parsiot finishes up directing the sequel to Lionsgate’s 2010 film RED, which will start shooting this spring. In the meantime, the threequel will be tasked with finding a studio — while MGM Pictures still technically owns the rights to Bill & Ted, Vulture reports that it’s being sent around to other studios in hopes of being co-financed. With a little financial help, the film executives hope to make a “mid-priced” but well grossing studio comedy a la Hot Tub Time Machine.

So, do you believe that this film will be totally excellent? Did you find Parsiot’s Galaxy Quest to be an extremely enjoyable movie like I did, or would you rather see someone else at the helm of this cult franchise? Can the world handle this much 80s-inspired fun?

(via i09.)

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