Van Halen Song Provides Title for ‘Dazed and Confused’ Semi-Sequel
Test screenings are already underway for the film, which Linklater has said is a "spiritual sequel" to the '70s-focused Dazed and Confused, set this time in the world of 1980 college life.
“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 tells Marc Maron. "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?'"
The near-finished Paramount Pictures film, earlier referred to as That's What I'm Talking About, is due in theaters this fall. The soundtrack will include other turn-of-the-'80s favorites from Blondie, Devo and Talking Heads. The cast for Everybody Wants Some includes Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Will Brittain, Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch.
"Everybody Wants Some," originally the second track on Van Halen's 1980 album Women and Children First, previously appeared in the 1985 comedy Better Off Dead and the 2009 horror spoof Zombieland.
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