Bill and Ted 3 Gets an Excellent Director

Dean Parisot, the man who brought you the sci-fi comedy classic Galaxy Quest, has been tapped for the long-awaited sequel.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani


Whoever made this creative decision deserves some extra credit, dude: Bill and Ted 3, the long-discussed but never coalescing sequel to the beloved goofball time travel classic Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (and the rather good original sequel, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey), is closer than ever to going into production. They've got Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, they've got the original series creators Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, and now they've got themselves a director: Dean Parisot, who also helmed the acclaimed "Star Trek" satire Galaxy Quest

Vulture reported the development exclusively, and was quick to hand out the caveats: production couldn't possibly begin until after Parisot finishes his latest feature, Red 2 (the sequel to the 2010 action-comedy co-starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich), and more importantly that Bill and Ted 3 hasn't officially been picked up by any studio. MGM owns the franchise, but the current plan is to shop the spec script around to other studios in the hopes of co-financing the production and making the film seem as financially viable as possible. 

Details on the script are scarce, but Bill and Ted 3 has long been expected to follow the post-success careers of Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan, whose rock band "Wyld Stallyns" has been prophecized to save the world.

CraveOnline will be back with more Bill and Ted 3 news after we put them in the iron maiden.