Dazed And Confused Pseudo Sequel Planned

Director Richard Linklater has been toying with a sequel to 1993’s classic “Dazed and Confused” for a while – but will his planned follow-up include Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck and Parker Posey?

An announcement from the director on Wednesday had fans of the stoner movie momentarily putting down their bongs – but the planned movie is not an out-and-out sequel that follows the same characters, but something he’s previously referred to as “spiritual sequel” to his high school coming of age story.

During a Reddit chat session this week, Linklater wrote that he was “hoping to make [the movie] this fall, actually” and described it as a “college comedy” that will have “a big ensemble.”

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In 2009, he talked about the “spiritual sequel,” which is titled “That’s What I’m Talking About.”

“I carefully called it a spiritual sequel to ‘Dazed’ ‘cause it’s not the same characters,” he told Collider at the time. “If ‘Dazed’ was my high school, this is my college. It’s about a weekend in college in that time period. It’s funny… I think it’s the funniest thing I ever wrote.”

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“That’s What I’m Talking About” is said to be set in the ‘80s.

The director’s latest film, “Before Midnight,” with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, opens in theaters on May 24.

-- Jesse Spero

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