A spy working under the duress of CHUD, attending a screening of Dazed & Confused in Austin, has reported plans from director Richard Linklater to make a ‘spiritual sequel’ to his wonderful 1993 work. It would have none of the same characters as the first piece but would include many of the same thematic elements, shifting the story up to 1980.
Linklater will be coming next with Me and Orson Welles, his adaptation of the Robert Kaplow book starring High School Musical alum Zac Efron. The book is a pretty entertaining, minor rites-of-passage story but I wouldn’t have high hopes of this working its way into the best Linklater has offered. You can see a clip from the film here.