Here on the internet, we tend to forget that sitting behind our keyboards ranting and raving about what movies we wanna see is pretty FN simple. Putting together a real world multi-million dollar project, on the other hand, is complicated as all hell.
As evidence, we need look no further than Bill and Ted Face The Music, the third installment of the bro-dude time traveler comedy franchise that began its imprisonment in development limbo back when the only oft-referenced presidential candidate named “Clinton” was a guy who loved jogging and McDonald’s. Despite announcing a completed script, financing, and the original cast returning in an Entertainment Weekly feature a few months ago, star Keanu Reeves is cautioning us against getting our hopes up for more Bill or more Ted.
“I don’t know if [Bill & Ted 3] is a reality,” Reeves tells Yahoo Entertainment. “We’ve been trying for a long time to get that film made, and it still has its challenges….Part of it is business stuff—financing, rights, deals. Nothing creatively.”
On a brighter note, Deadline dropped the news that another once unlikely-seeming sequel appears on its way to production.
The cast of Zombieland has become more expensive since the cult horror comedy landed in 2009. Emma Stone hadn’t even hit her Easy A-level of fame yet. Nevertheless, Sony’s ponied up for Jesse Eisenberg, Stone, and Woody Harrelson to all reprise their roles. Original director Ruben Fleischer is also back, which might indicate Sony’s pretty happy with the work he did on their upcoming Venom movie. (Although they’ve been wrong about their own superhero movies before, so eh, let’s watch and then review).
Cameras are schedule to roll on Zombieland 2 in January, with a tentative release date of October 2019 — just in time for Halloween! Meanwhile, cameras may never roll on Bill and Ted Face The Music, because the world is an unfair place.