Richard Linklater poses at The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2014 at Old Billingsgate Market on December 7, 2014 in London, England.
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By Eliana Dockterman
December 30, 2014

Been wondering what happens to Mason from Boyhood after he heads off to college? Richard Linklater’s next film may answer some of your questions.

Linklater’s upcoming That’s What I’m Talking About has already been dubbed a “spiritual sequel” to his 1993 film Dazed and Confused, a film about a group of teens’ final day of high school in 1976. But the director said in a recent interview with Creative Screenwriting (via Vulture) that the new movie is also a “continuation” of Boyhood, a story about a boy growing up in Texas that was filmed over the course of 12 years:

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.

That’s What I’m Talking About, starring Ryan Guzman and Zoey Deutch, is set to premiere sometime in 2015.

[Creative Screenwriting]

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