‘Everybody Wants Some’ Trailer and Poster Pay Homage to Classic Rock
Richard Linklater has revealed the first trailer and poster for Everybody Wants Some, the long-awaited "spiritual sequel" to his rock-fueled coming-of-age comedy classic Dazed and Confused, and if nothing else, it looks like the soundtrack will be terrific. (You can watch the trailer above and see the poster below.)
According to its synopsis, Everybody Wants Some will continue the narrative thread Linklater started with Dazed and Confused, though perhaps not with the same characters. The first film focused on '70s teens sorting out their summer options after the last day of school, but this chapter takes place in the world of '80s college life and follows "a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood."
As previously reported, Linklater's choice of a Van Halen classic for the film's title was wholly deliberate. "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,” he explained earlier this year. “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 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?'"
Everybody Wants Some is set to make its premiere on March 11, 2016, at SXSW Film in Austin. A theatrical roll-out is currently scheduled to begin April 15, 2016.
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