Richard Linklater is undoubtedly one of the most exciting talents working today, as evidenced by his eclectic yet phenomenal filmography. He’s making waves this year for finally releasing Boyhood after a 12-year shooting period, and the result is quite simply a masterpiece. No doubt the film will be in the awards conversation later this year, but now talk has turned to what Linklater might be making next. The director has never been one to follow a predictable path and a studio tentpole or franchise installment feels out of character, but he does have a couple of interesting projects percolating. He’s been attached to a remake of the 1964 film The Incredible Mr. Limpet for some time now, planning a live-action/animated hybrid redo, but a new report breaks the unfortunate news that Linklater is exiting the project.
However, Linklater’s exit might have to do with the fact that he may next be tackling his talked-about “spiritual sequel” to his magnificent Dazed and Confused, a 1980s college-set film called That’s What I’m Talking About. More after the jump.