Fans who have been waiting for a sequel to Richard Linklater‘s “Dazed and Confused” will finally get their Christmas wish. Well, sort of.
In 2016, Linklater is set to bring everyone back to the 80s through “Everybody Wants Some”, a “spiritual sequel” to his 1993 rock-fueled cult comedy classic, “Dazed and Confused”.
Set in the world of 1980s college life, the film took its title from a hit song off Van Halen’s 1980 album “Women and Children First”. The story follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Judging by its first trailer, this could be a hard movie to sell as it contains plenty of plenty of drinking, pot smoking, and the complications of romance. Not to mention, the movie features an ensemble cast of relatively unknown actors including Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Anthony Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell, and Wyatt Russell.
However, we will hold our judgements until we see the film. One of the cast members could very well become the next Matthew McConaughey, who got his break in “Dazed and Confused”.
Linklater recently became a hot commodity in the Hollywood due to the massive critical success of “Boyhood”, a film that took him 12 years to film. “Everybody Wants Some” is not expected to have the similar awards success of “Boyhood”, but it is most likely going to become a cult classic.
Check out the trailer below:
Written and directed by Linklater, “Everybody Wants Some” is produced by Linklater, Ginger Sledge, Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures. It is set to make its world premiere as the Opening Night film for the 23rd edition of SXSW Film on 11th March 2016 in Austin, Texas. Paramount Pictures will release the film in theatres on 15th April 2016.