A New Bill & Ted Movie Is Actually Happening--Keanu Reeves And Alex Winter Will Face The Music

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are tuning up their air guitars.

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It only took nearly 27 years but, at long last, a new Bill & Ted movie is officially in the works--with original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter signed on to return. The project has been in the works for several years, though it never seemed to quite come together. Things have changed, as the threequel--Bill & Ted Face the Music--is now in pre-production.

The news comes from Deadline, which reports the film's international rights will be sold at Cannes. In the United States, Face the Music will be released by MGM under the Orion Pictures banner that distributed the first two movies. The script for the new installment has been written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon--the scribes behind the original films--and Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot helming the next adventure.

"We couldn't be more excited to get the whole band back together again. Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm we've got a dream team," Reeves and Winter said in a statement. Winter further commented on Twitter, writing that he and Reeves were tuning up their air guitars.

The movie sees Bill and Ted all grown up and having failed at writing music to bring the world together. According to a plot description from Deadline, "With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns the duo that only their music can save life as we know it." That leads the two best friends on another trip through time to find inspiration--and this time their daughters go along for the ride.

There is no set release date for Billy & Ted Face the Music at this point--or even a production start date. However, for longtime fans of the franchise, this is the good news they've been waiting for. The much-anticipated third Bill & Ted movie has moved beyond the stage of simply talking about it--the work has finally begun.

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