Two years ago was the last time any of us heard anything about the long-gestating second sequel to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. You might say they’ve had better progress pushing the moving forward than Ghostbusters 3, considering that it’s much easier to bring back two people as opposed to four and that two of its key players, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter who played two hilarious hapless characters who travel back and through through time via phone booth, are both on board to reprise their roles. Now Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot has signed on to helm the third Bill & Ted.
Vulture was the first to report the news of Parisot’s hiring. MGM, who owns the right to the film, are apparently pleased with the draft that Bill & Ted creators Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson came up with. But since it is MGM, the project might take a little longer to get off the ground than one would hope. Still MGM managed to get out of the financial hole as they have been able to release the Cabin in the Woods earlier this year and will Red Dawn this Fall, so don’t count out Bill & Ted 3 out of the picture just quite yet.
Bill & Ted 3 could be the next thing on Parisot’s to-do list, considering he still has to direct the sequel to RED, which is expected to begin production in 2013. So if nothing else gets in the way, we could be seeing another sequel to Bill & Ted sometime in the next few years.