Linklater’s love of the longform is no secret. From following an 18-year love affair with the Before Sunrise series, to pouring 12 years into last year’s Boyhood, the director has an enduring fascination with time. Now, with new film Everybody Wants Some, he’s at it again – concocting a new “spiritual sequel” to 1993’s cult classic Dazed and Confused.
Set in the 80s, a decade later, the slacker comedy follows a group of freshman at a Texan college, watching as they “navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood”. As the trailer hints, it’s probaby set to be another coming-of-age tale – so expect lots of girls, drugs and self-revelations, bro.
The film stars Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin and Zoey Deutch, and is currently set to premiere on March 11 as the opening night film at SXSW. It’ll hit cinemas in April.