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Richard Linklater Planning a Possible 'Boyhood' Sequel

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. Richard Linklater Boyhood DFree / Shutterstock.com
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, there’s nothing to say. It hadn’t crossed my mind. But I don’t know if it’s 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. “That’s where you really become who you’re going to be. It’s one thing to grow up and go to college, but it’s 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 wouldn’t have to be twelve years. It wouldn’t 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. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.