Richard Linklater says he is now planning on creating a sequel to 'Boyhood'.
Fans of Richard Linklater were probably disappointed to see 'Boyhood' overlooked at the Oscars with many people arguing that any movie that takes 12 years to make deserves an Academy Award.
That recent Oscar snub may have inspired the director to create a 'Boyhood' sequel. Linklater sat down with Jeff Goldsmith on The Q&A Podcast
and hinted that a sequel may be in development.
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To be honest
this film first met its audience exactly a year ago and for the first six months of the year, my answer to that was absolutely not. This was twelve years, it was first grade through 12th grade; it was about getting out of high school. I had no idea about another story, theres nothing to say. It hadnt crossed my mind.
But I dont know if its been a combination of finally feeling that this is over or being asked a similar question a bunch over the last year, that I thought, well, I wake up in the morning thinking, the 20s are pretty formative, you know? he admitted. Thats where you really become who youre going to be. Its one thing to grow up and go to college, but its another thing to
So, I will admit my mind has drifted towards [this sequel idea].(via)
The hardest part with making a sequel to Boyhood
would be the shooting schedule. Producing a movie over 12 years is not really normal. Sure, it has happened in the past, but trying to replicate 'Boyhood' may actually be tough. So, Linklater maybe taking the film in a completely separate direction.
The twelve years [structure] came out of [school structure]. It wouldnt have to be twelve years. It wouldnt have to be
I mean, who knows. I mean, if I learned anything on the Before trilogy it took five years to realize that Jesse and Celine were still alive and had anything to say. This one would probably be more accelerated, but who knows.(via)
But, it begs the question, is 'Boyhood' good enough for a sequel? Linklater can do whatever he wants in terms of filmmaking but, what will the sequel actually bring to the big screen? What made Boyhood successful was the fact that it took 12 years to make, not the script, not the music, and definitely not the plot.
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