Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Richard Linklater's Next Film Sounds Really Unremarkable
Come on, Richard Linklater. You can't follow something has subtly profound as Boyhood with...some silly movie about group of college kids having fun without adults for the first times ever. Like, is that all?
Let me stop. Because I am sure most of you remember that when I first read about Boyhood, I was hella underwhelmed about that too and it ended up being the bee's knees. So, I guess it's a crap shoot. But, I don't know, I just kinda wanted the guy who helmed the best film last year (yeah, I still stand by this) to follow it up with something special. The new film, titled Everybody Wants Some (seriously), has been announced as the opening film for next year's SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas next March. So regardless of what I feel about the film, SXSW is apparently really hyped about it.
We'll see. Goodness knows Linklater is pretty good at turning a film that sounds awful on paper into a modern masterpiece.
Here's a longer description:
Set in the world of 1980s college life, Everybody Wants Some is a comedy, directed and written by Richard Linklater, that follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.
Paramount Pictures will release the film on April 15, 2016.