Richard Linklater’s “spiritual sequel” to the cult classic Dazed and Confused has changed release dates yet again, this time it will be moving up! Initially, Everybody Wants Some was to be released late 2015, but was pushed to April 15th 2016. Well that date has again been moved two weeks earlier to April 1st. With the popularity and cult status of Dazed and Confused, and The Oscar buzz that surrounded Linklaters last effort in Boyhood, Everybody Wants Some has been garnering a lot of attention. Deadline reported that the April 1s date will be a limited release and then the film will open to wider audiences the following week on April 8th. This strategy will give the film time to gather critic buzz and some positive word of mouth. This also keeps the film from having to open against the blockbuster Jungle Book movie. The film will now be opening against horror films The Amityville Awakening and Before I Wake, as well as the first person action film Hardcore Henry.
Everybody Wants Some is Linklater’s follow-up to the critical darling Boyhood. It follows a weekend in the life of college freshmen baseball players in the 1980s. Just as he did with Dazed and Confused, Linklater cast largely unknowns, including Blake Jenner (Glee), Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street), Zoey Deutch, Will Brittain, and Glen Powell.
Also in the press release is the announcement that the latest sequel to The Ring will be pushed back, yet again. This is the second time this film has been delayed, and this time it will be moving from April 1st to a more appropriate October 28th. Since its a horror movie, this actually makes much more sense. Rings is directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall), and stars Johnny Galecki, Matilda Lutz, and Alex Roe. The story takes place 13 years after the original film, marking the first installment in nearly a decade.