[Movies] Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter Talk Bill & Ted 3 Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.24.2013
They're still trying to get it made...
In an interview with IGN at Fantastic Fest, both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter gave their thoughts on Bill & Ted 3, which they are trying to get made.
Winter on why the films resonate with people: "I think we all have a theory as to why those movies have lasted so long, and I think that it's because they're really well written – they're not masterpieces, but they are written really well. You've got a movie that's written by two best friends, it's acted by two extremely close friends, and there's a sincerity to it. You watch it and you get the warm fuzzies that you get when you're hanging out with a really close friend. You're making the same mistakes together, you have the same world view of right and wrong. Because it's genuine and we're not bullshitting – I think that that is just infectious. I think it translates to people who watch it now. And that's the reason I thought there would be value in doing a third one further down the road. Obviously we've had the opportunity to do it at any point between now and when we did the second one. And neither of us wanted to do that, and none of us could figure a story that would be of any value. But in a way because so much time has passed, there's really something sweet in the script they wrote – which is fabulous – there's something sweet in revisiting two people in middle age who still have this sort of infectious childish fraternal relationship."
Winter on if the characters are still relevant: "I would say so from the standpoint that the films still do really well today. The people that come up to me on the street – which is all day everyday – are anywhere from four to whatever. Kids love those movies. Let me put it this way – they were never, by today's standards, gigantic tent-pole movies. They were fairly small, independent, non-studio movies. So we're not making Men in Black. Would we try to make a $150m Bill & Ted movie? Absolutely not – that would be insane. But to make a little movie that's sweet and that's funny with two infectious characters, I think that has value."
Reeves on how close the movie is to being made: "Not very. The writer's have a story to tell, otherwise Alex and I would not engage. But they came up with a really good story, and it's just trying to find the dough."