After spending more than 12 years shooting his last film, Boyhood director Richard Linklater returns next year with the new comedy Everybody Wants Some. The film is set for release on April 15, 2016. To get fans ready for this upcoming comedy, Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer, along with a new poster.
We first reported on the project back in 2009, when the director mentioned that the story would be set during the 1980s, following four college freshmen adjusting to life on campus while trying to make the baseball team. The director has described the comedy as a "spiritual sequel" to his 1993 classic Dazed and Confused. During an interview with Creative Screenwriting, Richard Linklater revealed how That's What I'm Talking About is 'a continuation of Boyhood.'
"Well, I think the word "spiritual" gets me off the hook. I just shot it and wrapped it recently, and it has nothing to do with Dazed and Confused other than it would be set four years later, when one of the younger characters went off to college. It's a party film. It's really about the beginning of school, not the end of the school year. I guess personally or autobiographically it's kind of in that realm, but it's also a continuation of Boyhood, believe it or not. I don't know if one film can be a sequel to two different movies, but it begins right where Boyhood ends with a guy showing up at college and meeting his new roommates and a girl. It overlaps with the end of Boyhood."
The title was taken from a song on Van Halen's 1980 album 'Women and Children First.' Everybody Wants Some features an ensemble cast of Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell. The film is written and directed by Richard Linklater and produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures, Richard Linklater and Ginger Sledge.
Everybody Wants Some is set for an April 15, 2016 release date, going up against Amityville: The Awakening, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Criminal and The Jungle Book. The film will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the SXSW Film Festival on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Take a look at the new trailer and poster below, and stay tuned for more on Everybody Wants Some.