Bill & Ted 3 "would cost $400m to make"

News Simon Brew 29 Nov 2013 - 06:24
Bill & Ted

A bit of pruning's going to be required to get Bill & Ted 3 moving, Keanu Reeves has revealed...

Keanu Reeves' next film, 47 Ronin, finally makes it to cinemas this Christmas, having being delayed many times on its journey there. Had all gone to the original plan, the movie would have been released a year ago. But it didn't, and we remain hopeful that the troubled production will finally prove worthy of the wait.

Another project Reeves is involved with that's not been going too quickly is the long-awaited third Bill & Ted film. Both Reeves and Alex Winter have spoken about the movie several times over the past year or two, and Galaxy Quest's Dean Parisot is apparently in place to direct. Furthermore, Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson have been working on the screenplay.

But the screenplay might just be the current hold up, Reeves has told Access Hollywood. "It needs to be adapted because right now, it would cost $400m to make", he admitted. "There's a rift in the universe and there's all sorts of creatures", he revealed. "The script is funny and there's a story to tell there, so there are efforts being made to try and continue that journey".

Bill & Ted 3 remains in the works for the time being, then. Hopefully 2014 is the year when it finally springs to life...

Access Hollywood.

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Alex Winter must be so expensive to hire.... I wish he'd the honorable thing and take a pay cut for his art. :(

Oh well, I say ditch hi and get Andrew Scott in for half the price!

Perhaps they could release it in 2015.

Get Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to direct it! This Is The End had a budget of $32 million and had some great special effects.

I'm sorry, but It's not like either of the previous two films spent over the top on effects. Sure there were plenty of good ones in there but Station couldn't have been that expensive to make and neither could the "Bad Robot Us-es", so why do they feel the need to spend a fortune on the third? Is George Lucas involved in this or something?

Much as a love the first two, this has trainwreck written all over it

i have a very bad feeling

It couldn't possibly have to cost $400m, that's just silly. Avatar cost less.

"Long awaited...". Really?

Hands up who has been waiting a long time for this film?

My hands are firmly by my side. Loved the 1st two films, just leave it at that.

(sames goes for Ghostbusters)

I had completely forgotten about the Bad Robot Us-es.

Damn it those films are pure classics.

Join me in an air guitar moment?

Done

For me, this is as "long awaited" as the third Ghostbusters movie. As in, "not awaited at all". Loved the first two, but like the Ghostbusters they were of my generation, and seeing these middle aged guys farting about will feel embarrassing.

Wait a minute, there's a rift you say? Creatures are coming out of it you say? Does this mean Bill and Ted will be piloting their own gigantic jaeger-style-robot-us's? Will they have to air guitar in sync?

i remember a similar story about the Cowboy Bebop adaption Keanu Reeves was attached to a while ago...

A $400m budget can only confirm my worst fear. It's being delayed by lawyers, lots and lots of lawyers.

Well better get it on kickstarter now then

You're right !! Great idea :)

This is a sure sign that producers have lost touch. Maybe they should get in touch with Guillermo Del Toro,.

Presumably Keanu Reeves' post-Matrix salary doesn't help costs either.

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K...

I'm beginning to believe that Keanu Reaves may be the cause - as I saw this on another movie of his that was planned...

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