Over the weekend, filmmaker Richard Linklater debuted his new film Everybody Wants Some at the SXSW film festival, ahead of its theatrical debut on April 1. For those who weren't in Austin, Texas this weekend, IGN has debuted a new red band trailer for this comedy, which has been described as a "spiritual sequel" to the filmmaker's 1993 high school classic Dazed and Confused. While none of the characters from Dazed and Confused are featured in Everybody Wants Some, fans of the 1993 movie will certainly recognize a familiar tone.
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. 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,' which is featured prominently in this red band trailer, featuring nudity and R-rated language, so watch at your own risk. 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 1, 2016 release date, going up against Collide and God's Not Dead 2. Since it's debut at SXSW this weekend, critics have been praising this comedy, but we'll have to wait and see how movie goers respond in just a few short weeks. Take a look at the new trailer for Everybody Wants Some, and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the April 1 release date.