Matthew McConaughey has revealed to MTV News that he has spoken with original “Dazed” and Confused” writer/director Richard Linklater about a potential sequel to the film, and explained exactly what he’d like to see happen.
“That's a very precious subject, that movie,” says with a smile, “We made such a gem... I've had loose discussions about what would be the next [in]carnation of a ‘Dazed and Confused’... [Linklater is] not going to do it unless it's done the right way. It's a good idea, but he's gotta pick the right way to do it.”
Linklater proved that he can pull of an amazing sequel with his decade-apart “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset” and has already stated that he’d like to do another sequel to one of his more mainstream hits, “School of Rock."
Recently, CHUD reported that Linklater is set to tackle a film this summer that he calls a “Spiritual sequel” to “Dazed”, set in 1980, dealing with a first weekend of college but not set to feature any of the same characters.
McConaughey would like to see a full-on sequel, however and thinks the idea could certainly bear some fruit:
“You've gotta bring back certain cast members. I'd love to see what they're all doing today. I'd love to see what they're all doing ten years later. It came out in what, 92? I'd love to say it's 1992…David Wooderson may have a few kids. Running a community radio station. I don't know.”
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