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Richard Linklater’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ Spiritual Sequel Gets Release Date and Soundtrack Details

Written by on July 27, 2015 


Update: Paramount has set a wide release for Everybody Wants Some on April 15th, 2016 and will premiere the film as the opener of SXSW 2016 on March 11th, 2016.

After crafting two of the finest films of the current decade with Before Midnight and Boyhood, it’s safe to say anticipation is high for Richard Linklater‘s next film, a spiritual sequel to his 1993 hit Dazed and Confused. Once going by That’s What I’m Talking About, the comedy now has a new title, along with the initial details on what to expect from the soundtrack.

Thanks to the near-finished film now conducting test screenings, we’ve confirmed it’s currently going by Everybody Wants Some, named after the Van Halen song. Also including more music from the era by Talking Heads, Blondie, Pat Benatar, and Devo, no specific tracks are named, but we do get a synopsis, which can be read below:

It’s the last weekend of freedom before college starts and Everybody Wants Some.

A “spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused and set in the world of 1980 college life, Everybody Wants Some is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.

These details certainly go in line with that Linklater said earlier this year in his extensive chat with Marc Maron: “You show up at college and you’re listening to Van Halen, but you go to discos to chase women, but then you end up at a punk club or a country bar because Urban Cowboy was big at that time. All that stuff was on the table, so it’s an interesting cultural moment because they go to an art party and they’re listening to the Talking Heads, so it’s a cultural moment where I’m like, ‘Who am I?’ Am I punk? Am I new wave? Am I heavy metal?” We certainly can’t wait to see the film, so check back for more details and listen to the Van Halen song below.

Starring Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Will Brittain, Glen Powell, and Zoey Deutch, Everybody Wants Some will be released on April 15th, 2016 via Paramount.

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