Richard Linklater has built a legacy on long-form filmmaking, as evidenced by Boyhood and the once-a-decade Before Sunrise series. Now, the acclaimed director will turn his breakthrough feature Dazed and Confused into another of his lengthy projects by releasing a “spiritual sequel” 22 years later.
Everybody Wants Some sees Linklater revisiting the coming-of-age party scenario from Dazed and Confused, but in a whole new setting. Taking place in the 1980s, the story follows a group of freshman riding into college on baseball scholarships as they explore their newly acquired freedom over one rowdy weekend. As the first trailer hints, the film looks to feature all the types of antics, girl-chasing, and self-accepting heart that has turned Dazed and Confused into such a classic. You’ll meet all the familiar character tropes, like the hard-ass jock, the dimwitted friend, the easily cool guy, and of course, the stoner dropping words of wisdom. As the latter character says in one such fit of sagacity, “You’ve got to embrace your inner strange, man. Just be weird.”
Whether or not it ends up as funny as the original will be seen when Everybody Wants Some opens 2016’s South by Southwest. For now, check out the first trailer below.
Everybody Wants Some stars a group of relatively unknown, fresh-faced actors, including Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, 7th Heaven), Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street), Ryan Guzman (Step Up), Will Brittain (The Doo Dah Man), Glen Powell (Sex Ed), and Zoey Deutch (Ringer, Vampire Academy). Read the official synopsis below.
“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.”