Linklater on Last Detail sequel
Director discusses return to classic Nicholson flick.
IGN FilmForce reported on a story in Variety last year that a sequel to the 70's Hal Ashby-directed classic, The Last Detail, was in the works, reuniting Jack Nicholson with co-star Randy Quaid. Morgan Freeman has been rumored to take over the part originally portrayed by Otis Young, who passed on in 2001.
This weekend, while researching an interview with Richard Linklater, I stumbled upon an intriguing listing on the always reliable (insert sarcasm here) IMDB. The site lists Richard Linklater as writer of the script as well as director.
Heading into my interview for Scanner Darkly this weekend, I just had to ask Linklater about the prospect. Linklater was paired for the interview with Scanner star, Keanu Reeves.
Linklater says that directing is news to him, but there is at least a partial truth. "Not currently, no. Semi-hopefully... I wrote a draft."
"Who knows? Who knows the future? Who knows how anything ever gets made."
"Are you gonna do that?" Reeves asks. "Can I do it?"
Linklater laughs at the idea. "Let's see. Did you fight in Vietnam? Are you old enough?"
"Is that on IMDB or something? Because I've never even met with Jack Nicholson. I don't know what he thinks..."
I told him that IMDB lists Him as writer/director with Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman and Randy Quaid.
"Wow, that would be huge," Linklater says with a laugh.