“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,” Linklater told Marc Maron earlier this year on the WTF Podcast (via The Film Stage).
The Van Halen note is where emphasis should be placed, as Linklater’s film has recently been retitled Everybody Wants Some, according to The Film Stage. The title is based on the Van Halen song of the same name.
In addition to its fancy new title, Everybody Wants Some has received a (very brief) updated synopsis, which reads:
It’s the last weekend of freedom before college starts and Everybody Wants Some. A spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused and set in the world of 1980 college life, Everybody Wants Some is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.
It’s not unfair to assume Van Halen’s “Everybody Wants Some” (listen below) will play some role in the film beyond inspiring its title, and the film’s soundtrack is said to include other popular music from the 1980s including songs by Talking Heads, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Devo and more.
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