Linklater Finally Shooting His Dazed and Confused Follow-Up?

March 27, 2009

Dazed and Confused

Is it time to go all the way back to 1976 again? Nope, just 1980. Way back in March of 2007, we wrote about news that Richard Linklater was working on a follow-up to his cult classic Dazed and Confused about his "freshmen year in college." Well, nearly two years later, it looks like he's finally getting around to shooting it. Linklater attended a recent screening of Dazed and Confused in Austin and talked afterward at the Q&A (via CHUD) about his next project, a "sort of spiritual sequel" to Dazed and Confused. No time for the return of School of Rock, it's Dazed and Confused that will be making its spiritual comeback.

Linklater said that he will be shooting around Austin this upcoming summer, and that it will be about the first weekend of college in 1980. "So while thematically it'll bookend Dazed, it won't have any of the same characters." Linklater explained this same idea back in 2007 as well. "I mean, if I was to do a general pitch it would be 'Dazed and Confused goes to college.' But it's not that, but it's kind of that. It's about spending your freshmen year in college." That's all we've got at the moment, which means if all goes as planned, this will be Linklater's next film. After Me and Orson Welles, it'll be good to see him go back to his roots.

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  • adrian
    Fantastic news. I'm not a fan of sequels. But a film in the same vein is good idea.
  • dom
    Hell yeah!! I own the SE dvd and its in my top 20. Hope this works out well.
  • L
    Hated the original, this cant be any better
  • Tim "CLoverfield"
    Still Matthew McConaughey's best performance to date. ( or ever)
  • Phil
    This is awesome news, Dazed and confused is one of my all time favorites. And just for the line (pictured in the pic) that McConaughey delivers there: "That's what I like about these High-school girls, I get older and they stay the same age." He can do all the aweful rom-coms he wants and still be ok in my book.
  • Alright freshmen bitches! AIR RAAAAIIIIDDDD!!!!!!
  • Lame news... because the actors are all gone... would be weird..
  • Redstrine
    I love the original D&C, but the idea of a follow-up is just ridiculous and can only prove to be detrimental to great cult classic.
  • harrison
    dazed is easily one of my top five favorite movies of all time, so im def in for this but i think the only way this could be as good as dazed would be to bring a couple originals back and have it take place over a single weekend, probably the first weekend as a freshman
  • wm
    i hope to god it doesn't star Ryan Renolds or Dane Cook. It needs no names again for it to work, really. Come on. Link...don't stiff and sell out.
  • wm
    and he can only make it for the same amount that he made the first one.
  • alex
    Seriously you think it was a bad movie? this is the best movie EVER. Best quotes EVER....Wooderson is classic, Slater son is classic...its flat out a classic....I watch it once a week....sound crazy? sure, but I first saw it a few months back, fell in love with it... Such an awesome movie




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