Party on, Wyld Stallyns, it’s Bill and Ted Day! Oh, you didn’t know? That’s right, June 9th is the unofficial holiday of those time-traveling dudes played by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. And what better way to celebrate than with the long-awaited first trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music!
Thirty years after the original movie brought them together, Reeves and Winter are back as Theodore “Ted” Logan and William “Bill” S. Preston Esq., whose band the Wyld Stallyns was prophecied to save the world with their music…but first they had to pass a history test. Now all of this time later, Bill and Ted are fathers themselves and dealing with the boredom of middle age, until they’re warned by a visitor from the future that they have 78 minutes to create a totally awesome song that can save the universe. For that, they’re going to need help, not just from their friends and family, but from musicians throughout history.
Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson wrote the script, which has been around since the duo penned the first two films. Even with this much time having gone by, the basic details of the story really haven’t changed. It was just a matter of finding the right timing to get the band back together. On board to direct is Dean Parisot, best known for another sci-fi comedy classic, Galaxy Quest.
Also starring William Sadler, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Kid Cudi, Anthony Carrigan, and Jillian Bell with an expected tribute to the late George Carlin, Bill & Ted Face the Music opens August 21st.