Winter is at SXSW promoting his new documentary, Deep Web

By Alex Heigl
March 17, 2015 07:10 PM
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Of the key players involved in the Bill & Ted franchise (composed of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey), Keanu Reeves has long been the more visible of the pair. Alex Winter retired from acting after 1993’s Freaked, though he’s had a second career behind the camera. Directing, he told PEOPLE in 2002, “is what I’ve always wanted to do.”

But every time Winter does the promotional rounds for one of his films (his latest, Deep Web, premiered at SXSW and focuses on Silk Road, the online black-marketplace), he’s inevitably asked about Bill & Ted.

And with the reboot craze showing no signs of slowing, Winter keeps getting those questions. At SXSW this week, though, he got more in-depth with his answers regarding a proposed third Bill & Ted film than he ever has before.

“We’re really close. We’re just about there,” Winter told Yahoo! in Austin, Texas, though he added, “In Hollywood parlance, [that] means we’ll either be shooting soon, or it’s never going to happen.”

“It’s really been us driving the whole thing,” Winter added. “Me and Keanu and [writers] Chris [Matheson] and Ed [Solomon]. So we’re producing it and we’re actively trying to get it made. We’re not tired of it, but I think for our fans, we are eager to stop talking about and actually shoot the damn thing.”

Watch the trailer for Winter’s Deep Web below (the film premieres May 31 on EPIX), and until we do get that third Bill & Ted, be excellent to each other and party on, dudes.

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