The title of the hit movie “Dazed and Confused,” set in the 1970s, was inspired by a Led Zeppelin classic and we now learn that the film’s “spiritual sequel”, set in the 1980s, has a title inspired by a Van Halen song.
Richard Linklater’s new film “Everybody Wants Some,” is expected to hit theaters this fall and while not a traditional sequel to “Dazed and Confused,” the synopsis bills the movie as the ‘spiritual sequel’ to the hit 1993 movie.
The new film jumps ahead a decade to “the world of 1980 college life” the film will show “a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.”
Linklater had the following to say in a recent interview (via Ultimate Classic Rock) “You show up at college and you’re listening to Van Halen, but you go to discos to chase women, but then you end up at a punk club or a country bar because Urban Cowboy was big at that time.
“All that stuff was on the table, so it’s an interesting cultural moment because they go to an art party and they’re listening to Talking Heads, so it’s a cultural moment where I’m like, ‘Who am I?’ Am I punk? Am I new wave? Am I heavy metal?'”
There is no word yet if the Van Halen classic, from their 1980 album “Women and Children First”, will be in the film, but the film will reportedly feature early 80s hits from Blondie, Devo and Talking Heads.