'Bill & Ted' Sequel Still Somehow Moving Forward, Has a Director

August 10, 2012


It's shaping up to be a good week for those still clinging to the high-concept sci-fi-comedy glory of the late '80s. Following news that an ALF movie is happening, now comes word that the long-promised, belated second sequel to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is still somehow a real thing, and now has a director attached.

Alex Winter (Bill) assured us in March, original writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson have a script already completed, and Keanu Reeves remains more enthusiastic about the project than solemn photos of him eating a sandwich would imply. There is still bogus news, however: MGM, the studio that owns the rights to the characters, has yet to give the film the go-ahead. The package is now being shopped around to other studios in the hopes that they might strike up a co-financing deal with MGM that may finally secure a greenlight. In the meantime, keep thinking of outdated surfer slang that might be paired with a term for an escapade. Bill & Ted's Tubular Shenanigans? Bill & Ted's Heinous Hijinks?

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