Richard Linklater’s ‘spiritual sequel’ to ‘Dazed and Confused’ renamed after Van Halen song

Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater will follow up his success to Oscar-winning “Boyhood” with a “spiritual sequel” to 1993’s “Dazed and Confused.”

Photo by Ralph Barrera
Photo by Ralph Barrera

The Film Stage recently reported that the film, which has been in the works for years under the title “That’s What I’m Talking About,” has been renamed after a Van Halen song.

Everybody Wants Some” will feature a group of friends not unlike the group of Texan teenagers from “Dazed and Confused,” but this time around, the moon tower parties will be on a college campus.

The official synopsis for the upcoming fall comedy set in the 1980s is as follows:

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.

According to The Film Stage, the soundtrack will feature songs by the Talking Heads, Pat Benatar,  Devo and Blondie.

Ryan Guzman (“Step Up”), Zoey Deutch (“Ringer,” “Vampire Academy”), Tyler Hoechlin (“7th Heaven) and Wyatt Russell (“22 Jump Street”) are among those confirmed for the film from Paramount Pictures.



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