If you’ve been wondering about the upcoming Bill & Ted 3, we’ve learned the film has finally received a working title. While, Terminator 2019 got pushed back, and Dave Bautista and STX Ent. developing a action-comedy franchise.
“Bill & Ted Face the Music” is the tentative title of the perpetually-gestating third film in the franchise. Read on for more BITES about Bill & Ted, Terminator 2019 and Dave Bautista action-comedy franchise in development…
What CelebNMovies247.com knows, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have officially confirmed that a third “Bill & Ted” film is in the early planning stages.
The third story in the franchise will be set roughly two decades after 1989’s “Excellent Adventure” and it’s 1991 sequel, “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.” Winter revealed that “Bill & Ted will be 40-something and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up.”
The movie asks 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? To answer that question in a comedic way felt rich with possibility.
Terminator 2019 gets push back to November:
James Cameron and Tim Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
James Cameron explains:
“We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story. We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we’ll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it.”
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Paramount has shuffled the still-untitled Terminator sequel back to November 22, 2019.
This isn’t a huge push – the film was originally set for July 26, so this is only a few months.
There’s no word yet on what has caused the Terminator date shuffle, but it could have to do with special effects work. Or perhaps the script needs a quick retooling. It could also have to do Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s recent heart surgery. Schwarzenegger is set to return for the film, but the actor had to undergo emergency heart surgery a few days ago. Perhaps he needs more time to recover, and this is interfering with shooting.
Dave Bautista STX Entertainment action-comedy update:
STX Entertainment is penning a script for a Dave Bautista action-comedy.
Scribes Jon and Erich Hoeber are reteaming with STXfilms to pen the family action-comedy movie that will star Dave Bautista to kick off a potential franchise.
Deadline first reported that the former wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter closed a deal with STX to develop a franchise that he will star in and produce.
The film will follow a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family. Bautista and Jonathan Meisner are set as producers, and STXfilms’ Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee.
The brothers’ writing credits include the Red movies and Battleship, and the upcoming shark pic The Meg starring Jason Statham. They are repped by Verve and Peikoff Mahan.