Despite his movie Boyhood being a huge hit earlier this year, director Richard Linklater is not resting on his laurels. Indeed, he’s already wrapped shooting on his next project, a movie set in the 1980s called That’s What I’m Talking About.
While the movie is new, it sounds like the themes are going to be very similar with both Boyhood and another Linklater classic, Dazed and Confused. Speaking with Creative Screenwriting, Linklater said that:
“I just shot it and wrapped it recently, and it has nothing to do with Dazed and Confused other than it would be set four years later, when one of the younger characters went off to college. It’s a party film. It’s really about the beginning of school, not the end of the school year. I guess personally or autobiographically it’s kind of in that realm, but it’s also a continuation of Boyhood, believe it or not. I don’t know if one film can be a sequel to two different movies, but it begins right where Boyhood ends with a guy showing up at college and meeting his new roommates and a girl. It overlaps with the end of Boyhood.”
Sounds like a pretty amazing combination, and if it’s anywhere near as good as its predecessors then we should be looking at another Linklater hit.