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Alex Winter Talks the Long Road to Get 'Bill & Ted 3' Off the Ground

26 September 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The last word we got about the long-developing sequel to follow Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey had Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot attached to direct, but beyond some hints from Keanu Reeves about the plot of the film, we haven't heard anything new about the sequel. But Reeves' co-star and Wyld Stallyns bandmate Alex Winter recently caught up with Yahoo and he says it's still in the works, but it's just taking awhile to get the script in perfect shape. But the good news is that producers and financiers are already on board, but the script is still getting in shape to go into production. When asked about the long road Bill & Ted 3 has already had, Winter said: “The thing we had going against us is that word got out. That was kind of a bummer. It just takes a long time to put a movie together. »

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Alex Winter Says Bill & Ted 3 Has Financing and Producers, But Will Still Take a While

26 September 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It feels like Bill & Ted have really just been in the air recently.  My twitter feed the past few weeks has been ripe with references to both Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey.  The saturation got to the point where I even rewatched the former film earlier this week and found it surprisingly sharp. So it's with no degree of displeasure that I report that there appears to be some forward momentum on Bill & Ted 3. Several years ago we learned that a script for the film had indeed been completed by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon but when you're trying to get a third installment of a twentysomething-year-old franchise off the ground that's the least of your problems (especially considering the fact that the original two films, while profitable, weren't box office juggernauts).  But, according to Alex Winter, there's some real movement on the project, which will be directed by Galaxy Quest »

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Week in Review: Alex Winter reveals ‘Bill and Ted 3′ plot details

26 September 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Remember before Keanu Reeves was a badass in The Matrix he was that doofus in a ’80s comedy about time travel that probably isn’t as good as you remember it? You know, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure! It was totally excellent and featured life lessons to live by like “Be Excellent to Each Other” and “Party On Dudes” as eloquently delivered by Abraham Lincoln in a high school auditorium. Yeah, it was totally excellent and probably ruined your ability to pronounce “Socrates” correctly.

The film was so popular that it also got a sequel and children’s cartoon, and now 23 years in the making, people are still talking about Bill & Ted 3, even though George Carlin is dead and you’re not quite sure what happened to Alex Winter.

Now Winter has revealed additional plot details for the third film to Yahoo, saying the characters will be all-grown up and »

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Bill and Ted 3 is Still Happening, Details Revealed

26 September 2014 3:36 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We've been hearing about "Bill and Ted 3" for many years, but according to Alex Winter, the project is still happening with director Dean Parisot (Galaxy Question), as well as Winter and Keanu Reeves. "It just takes a long time to put a movie together," said Winter. "Now we're having to build this thing in public, which is fine. I just feel bad [the fans] have to get dragged through this long, boring, protracted process." The actor went on to say that the movie will feature Bill and Ted in the 40s. "It's all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up. It's really sweet and really f*cking funny," he explained. "It fits very neatly in the [series]. It's not going to feel like a reboot. The concept is really funny: What if you're middle-aged, haven't really grown up, and you're supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, »

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Alex Winter reveals totally excellent details about 'Bill & Ted 3'

25 September 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Fasten your seat belts – Bill and Ted are going on another ride.

In an interview with Yahoo, Alex Winter finally gave an update on the long journey to a third feature film in the Bill & Ted franchise. A 23-year journey, to be exact. Winter played Bill S. Preston Esq. in the original 1989 science fiction comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and the sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey two years later in 1991 opposite Keanu Reeves as Ted “Theodore” Logan. Now, everyone’s favorite time traveling slackers have gotten a little older.

” will be 40-something and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, »

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'Bill & Ted 3' Story Details Tease Multiple Bill and Teds

25 September 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bill & Ted 3 is comparable to Ghostbusters 3 in that it's a long-awaited sequel to an 80s franchise that we often hear about, but may never actually see. Bill & Ted 3, though, may be a little closer to happening as it actually has a completed screenplay. Star Alex Winter, who has helped guide the story along with co-star Keanu Reeves and writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, has offered us an update on the movie, revealing that we will see 'many versions' of Bill and Ted in this outing.

It's been 23 years since we last saw Ted 'Theodore' Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq. in 1991's Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, and a lot has changed since then. Except that Bill and Ted didn't save the world as they thought they would. And the pair haven't quite grown up.

Alex Winter, explains:

"[Bill & Ted] will be 40-something and it's all about Bill and Ted grown up, »

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‘Bill And Ted 3′ To Have Multiple Bill and Ted’s

25 September 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Wyld Stallyns groupies will be happy tonight as Alex Winter has been sharing details about the forth-coming Bill And Ted 3. Considerably lesser known than his on-screen partner, Winter played the Bill half of the duo. Ted of course was played perfectly by Keanu Reeves. The first film, Bill And Ted’S Excellent Adventure saw two slackers travel through time in an attempt to pass their history class. A cartoon series (which was fantastic) and a sequel, Bill And Ted’S Bogus Journey, followed but that was all the way back in 1991.

Fans have long wanted a reunion with their favourite air guitarists, and after Reeves expressed an interest it seems like the project is inching ever closer. Here’s what Winter had to say about how things are progressing:

“Me and Keanu and [original writers] Chris [Matheson] and Ed [Solomon] are all very close and have remained close over the years,” says Winter. “We »

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Alex Winter says Bill and Ted 3 still coming and will deal with getting old

25 September 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

We have been hearing about the potential Bill And Ted 3 for years now (23 to be exact) and it still seems that we are on the cusp of it actually happening. After numerous rewrites and changes, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves both still seem very invested in making it happen. So what is the hold-up? In an interview with Yahoo Movies UK, Winter explained that despite the screenplay being completed in 2012 and Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot being involved, there was still a need to draft it »

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Bill & Ted 3 to feature "many versions" of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter

25 September 2014 7:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alex Winter has revealed details of the long-awaited Bill & Ted 3.

The actor and filmmaker, who played Bill S Preston in the two time travel comedy hits, revealed that there will be multiple versions of Bill and Ted in the sequel.

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies UK, Winter said that the sequel will pick up when the title characters are in their 40s.

"It's really sweet and really f**king funny," he said. "It fits very neatly in the [series]. It's not going to feel like a reboot. The conceit is really funny: what if you're middle-aged, haven't really grown up and you're supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, you kinda haven't?"

He continued: "There's many versions of ourselves in this movie. [It's] answering the question: 'What happened to these guys?'

"They're supposed to have done all this stuff, they weren't the brightest bulbs on the tree, what happened 20 years later? »

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Galaxy Quest Sequel Wanted by Everyone Involved

8 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Director Dean Parisot's 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest was a hell of a film. I love that movie, and over the years we've heard some talk of a sequel but nothing has ever materialized from that talk. The talking continues, but it's from all of the main players involved, and they all want to see a sequel happen.

MTV recently did an oral history of the film, and several members of the cast and crew came in to talk about the film. Those people included Tim Allen, Sigourney Allen, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, director Dean Parisot, producer Mark Johnson, and writer Robert Gordon

You've got to remember that this movie was ahead of its time, and it was made in an era where geek culture wasn't as popular as it is now. At that time San Diego Comic-Con wasn't the huge popular convention that it is now. I think a sequel would do extremely now, »

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Tim Allen confirms a Galaxy Quest sequel was written

30 July 2014 11:10 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Can we get a Galaxy Quest 2? Probably not. But there's a script written, and the cast are keen...

It's now 15 years since the release of the quite wonderful Galaxy Quest, the film that brought together Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell and Justin Long. Voted at one stage one of the best Star Trek movies by Star Trek fans, Galaxy Quest continues to enjoy a deserved following. And MTV has put together a really interesting look back at the film, bringing together the people involved.

There are one or two interesting nuggets to be found in it too. We didn't know that Harold Ramis was originally set to direct the film for instance, with Alec Baldwin his preferred lead (Kevin Kline and Steve Martin were also approached). Ramis would duck out in the end, and admit that he called it incorrectly. Dean Parisot came in to direct.

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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Galaxy Quest’ (1999)

19 July 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Galaxy Quest

Written by David Howard and Robert Gordon

Directed by Dean Parisot

USA, 1999

“Never give up. Never surrender.” Truer words have never been spoken. In 1999, the science fiction genre was shaken up a bit by a movie so smart and so funny that no other film has managed to duplicate its greatness ever since. That film is Galaxy Quest, a hilarious satire of all things sci-fi, most specifically the Star Trek franchise. Galaxy Quest isn’t simply a parody of Star Trek, though. It’s a parody of a show within a movie that bears an extraordinary resemblance to Star Trek, and this goofy send-up is the perfect recipe for intelligent humor, dazzling special effects, and pure movie magic.

The film follows a group of semi-washed up actors who starred in Galaxy Quest, a Trek-esque TV show from the early 1980s.Led by Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), this band »

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"Batman v Superman": Me Am 'Bizarro'

9 June 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

With 'LexCorp' villain 'Lex Luthor' confirmed as one of the super-villains appearing in the "Man Of Steel" sequel, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", other DC villains continue to wait patiently on the sidelines for their live-action moment in the DC movie universe:

'Brainiac' first appeared in DC's "Action Comics" #242 (July 1958), created by writer Otto Binder and illustrator Al Plastino, as an extraterrestrial android, responsible for shrinking and stealing 'Kandor', capital city of Superman's beloved home planet 'Krypton'. 

Due to complex storylines involving time travel, cloning and revisions of DC's continuity, several variations of Brainiac have appeared, with most incarnations depicting him as a green-skinned being in humanoid form, with a set of diodes protruding from his skull.

His name itself is a combination of the words 'brain' and 'maniac', which squares him nicely into the super-villain category.

The loveable 'Bizarro'  was created by writer Otto Binder and illustrator George »

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Johnny Depp may Play Houdini in Action-Packed Spy Thriller

30 May 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Johnny Depp is currently in negotiations to play the legendary magician Harry Houdini in Lionsgate's The Secret Life of Houdini. The movie is set to be directed by Dean Parisot, who has developed films such Red 2 and Galaxy Quest. He's a solid director, and this should make for a great film project for him.

Depp has had a rough go at the box office recently with The Lone Ranger and Transcendence. Neither of those films were very good either. Depp will soon be back on top with with Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, both of which are sure to blow up at the box office. He's currently shooting the crime drama Black Mass. He's a crazy talented actor and I think it would be cool to see him take on the role of Houdini. If the negotiations go over well, I think he'll be great in the part. »

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Will Johnny Depp Make Magic as Harry Houdini?

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Johnny Depp is known for disappearing into his roles, but this might take the cake.

Depp is in negotiations to star in an adaptation of a Harry Houdini biography that focuses on the performer's real-life adventures. "The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero" will be based on the book by William Kalush and Larry Sloman, which chronicles Houdini's humble beginnings, awesome feats, and his secret life as a spy.

That's right. Houdini was a spy. He was also buddies with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle until Houdini ticked off Doyle and the Spiritualists by debunking some of their tricks. The movie is described as "in the vein of 'Indiana Jones,'" so it's entirely possible that this will become more of an action/adventure story. Which would be too bad, as the real story about the son of a rabbi who becomes the most famous magician in »

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Movie News: Johnny Depp Touted for 'Houdini' and Edgar Wright's 'Night Stalker;' 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Coming

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Houdini: Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Houdini, about the famed illusionist Harry Houdini. In this proposed version, Houdini is presented as a globe-trotting occult investigator (though he probably won't look like he did in Dark Shadows, above). Dean Parisot (Red 2) is attached to direct. Depp is already booked for Alice in Wonderland 2 this year, and also Pirates of the Caribbean 5, so it's largely a question of scheduling at this point. [The Hollywood Reporter]   The Night Stalker: Another possible project for Depp is the big-screen version of The Night Stalker, based on the 1970s TV show about Carl Kolchalk, a reporter who investigates supernatural creatures. (He last played a journalist in 2011's The Rum Diary, above.) Depp and director Edgar...

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Movie News: Johnny Depp Touted for 'Houdini' and Edgar Wright's 'Night Stalker';' 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Coming

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Houdini: Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Houdini, about the famed illusionist Harry Houdini. In this proposed version, Houdini is presented as a globe-trotting occult investigator (though he probably won't look like he did in Dark Shadows, above). Dean Parisot (Red 2) is attached to direct. Depp is already booked for Alice in Wonderland 2 this year, and also Pirates of the Caribbean 5, so it's largely a question of scheduling at this point. [The Hollywood Reporter]   The Night Stalker: Another possible project for Depp is the big-screen version of The Night Stalker, based on the 1970s TV show about Carl Kolchalk, a reporter who investigates supernatural creatures. (He last played a journalist in 2011's The Rum Diary, above.) Depp and director Edgar...

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Johnny Depp Wanted For Actioner ‘The Secret Life Of Houdini’

28 May 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s an idea that makes you surprised Hollywood didn’t think of it before. Harry Houdini, master escapologist, was also a devil-may-care adventurer with a sideline in spooky goings-on and espionage. Based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s speculative biography The Secret Life Of Houdini, director Dean Parisot (Red 2) is hoping to magic up a movie around this juicy scenario. And which male A Lister is being sought to portray the flamboyant master of illusion…?

Adam Sandler. Only joking – the answer is of course Johnny Depp. The option is a no brainer really, though hopefully the end result will have an Iq higher than a smothered dove. A proposed title of The Secret Life Of Houdini: America’S First Superhero does not bode well, though there may be some Alan Moore-inspired thrills to be had. Depp has been in introspective mood lately with For No Good Reason, »

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Johnny Depp In Talks To Play Harry Houdini

28 May 2014 2:26 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Johnny Depp plans to add Harry Houdini to his long list of famous roles. The actor is in talks to play the famous magician in Dean Parisot's The Secret Life of Houdini.

The movie will be based on the 2006 book of the same name by William Kalush and Larry Sloman. The book "traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend."

Rumor has it that the project will be somewhat of an action thriller, in the vein of Indiana Jones. Then again, The Secret Life of Houdini has been »

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News Bites: Get Ready for 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'

28 May 2014 1:41 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Twelve years after it became one of the biggest indie-movie box office hits of all time, grossing more than $368 million worldwide, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting a sequel. Nia Vardalos wrote the original and starred (with John Corbett) in the cross-cultural romantic comedy; she has also written the sequel, which revolves around a family secret and a new wedding. Vardalos and Corbett will reprise their roles. [Screen Daily]   Houdini: Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Houdini, about the famed illusionist Harry Houdini. In this proposed version, Houdini is presented as a globe-trotting occult investigator (though Depp probably won't look like he did in Dark Shadows, above). Dean Parisot (Red 2) is attached to direct....

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