A Sequel To Dazed & Confused?
Well alright, alright, alright. It looks like we're gonna get a sequel to "Dazed & Confused".
According to a recent posting on the website thefilmstage.com director Richard Linklater is working on a sequel to the cult classic 1993 film "Dazed & Confused".
With "Dazed & Confused" focusing on the 70s, this next installment plans on moving ahead to the beginning of the next decade. It will take place on the last weekend before college starts in the year 1980.
Now here's the part that really got my attention. The working title is "Everybody Wants Some", the same name of the Van Halen classic released in the year 1980.
Here's a quote from Linklater: "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?"
The soundtrack, which has yet to be finalized, is set to include Talking Heads, Blondie, Pat Benatar and Devo so far. I've read that Van Halen charges the most for the use of their music in movies so it will be interesting to see if we end up hearing any VH songs at all. You would think that it's definitely a strong possibility given the movie title.
The website also states that the film is going through test screenings so it's still early.
One thing for sure, if it's anything as good as the original movie it's going to be another classic. Although it's now been 22 years since it came out I still love watching "Dazed & Confused". In fact, I would say that there's one thing I love most about "Dazed & Confused": I get older.....the movie stays just as good every time I watch it. Alright, alright, alright.