Talking to GQ to promote his new documentary Side by Side, an interrogation into the transition from analog to digital filmmaking, Reeves was also called upon to talk Bill & Ted business.
The film has yet to get a green light, but here's something of the "nice story" that Reeves believes will generate interest:
One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven't done it. So everybody is kind of like: "Where is the song?"
The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future "us" refuses to tell us, and another future "us" blames us for their lives because we didn't write the song, so they're living this terrible life.
In one version we're in jail; in another we're at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.
The parallel futures of Bill & Ted, all of them seemingly stricken with a touch of mid-life crisis. This could be really good…
I wonder how many alternate futures there are going to be? Reeves mentions two, but then there was already the evil robots from before and, well, I wouldn't be surprised to see many more.
Hopefully the film will get going soon enough. I know there's an audience for it.