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The film industry's attempt to resume has led to a lot of shifting of release dates planned for 2020. One of the many films affected by the Covid-19-caused shift is the third Bill & Ted movie, which is now moving to an Aug. 28 release.
One of the primary reasons for the shift was that the Christopher Nolan-directed film Tenet, which was expected to be one of the summer's major draws, recently moved into the week of Aug. 12, where Bill & Ted: Face the Music was initially set to arrive.
The Covid-19 delay and the shuttering of movie theaters since March has led movie studios to hold their films. leading to a more packed release schedule. As a result, there's more competition for viewers especially as the film industry resumes and that has led to a more difficult scheduling task, providing the best chances for movies to succeed. Moving away from the Aug. 12 release gives Bill & Ted two full weeks clear of the likely summer blockbuster.
In this latest installment, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprise their roles, now entering middle age and having not yet met the expectations of creating music that was prophecized in the previous films. Receiving a warning from the future that they have a limited time left to create a song that will save the Earth, Bill and Ted call upon their families, friends and some famous faces to try to complete their task.
This latest installment returns William Sadler as the Grim Reaper (aka Death) and introduces Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving as Bill and Ted's daughters.
Bill & Ted Face the Music Trailer
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If coronavirus has taught us only one thing, it’s that drive-in movies aren’t as dead of a concept as we initially thought. As traditional movie theaters have remained shuttered for the past few months, the approximately 338 remaining drive-ins in America have gotten their chance to shine. Now, Tribeca Enterprises is bringing over 30 titles to drive-ins and other venues across the country as a part of its Tribeca Drive-In series. The series was first announced earlier in May, but today we learn of three more movies joining the lineup: Black Panther, The Dark Knight Rises, and Jaws.
The events will take place starting July 3rd at drive-in theaters in Nickerson Beach in Nassau County, N.Y., and Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Other locations include the parking lots of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, and NFL venues in Miami and Seattle. The movies will screen Thursdays and Sundays through the first week of August. Admission will be $24 a vehicle, and can only be purchased in advance at TribecaFilm.com. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter.
Other films included in the series are Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Superbad, Mean Girls, and The Lego Movie. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Each night will have a double feature centered around themes like “Sports Sundays"”and “Ladies Night.” So if you’re looking for an outdoor summer activity that complies with social distance guidelines, a drive-in theater might be your best bet. And if you’re lucky enough to live in one of the aforementioned locations, the Tribeca Drive-In series may just become your new go-to weekend excursion. It’s 2020, and drive-ins are officially hot again. Go figure.
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This trailer is, in a word, excellent.
For the first time since 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are back as Ted “Theodore” Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq. They return in Bill & Ted Face the Music, with our heroes still trying to write the song that will unite humanity and save the world. When it never arrives, Bill and Ted decide to take matters into their own hands and travel into the future to steal the song from themselves after they’ve already written it. In the future they meet… themselves. As extremely shredded convicts.
Everybody got that? Watch the trailer here:
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends – to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.
There is also an extremely not-bogus poster for the film:
Bill & Ted Face the Music is scheduled to open in theaters on August 21.
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