Much like how Richard Linklater‘s last film Everybody Wants Some! was a spiritual sequel to his 1993 classic Dazed and Confused, his newest film is an official sequel to the 1973 Hal Ashby movie The Last Detail.
Last Flag Flying teams the Oscar-nominated director up with Bryan Cranston, Steve Carrell, and Laurence Fishburne in a melancholic veteran meditation about three Vietnam War vets who reunite under tragic circumstances.
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Here’s a sequel you probably didn’t expect to read about anytime soon, even though we first heard about this sequel a decade ago. In 2006, Richard Linklater revealed he wrote an adaption of Darryl Ponicsan‘s Last Flag Flying — a sequel to The Last Detail, which director Hal Ashby and screenwriter Robert Towne adapted into an incredible film in 1973. Linklater’s goal was to bring most of the original cast back, but Randy Quaid would only return if Jack Nicholson did, and unfortunately Otis Young passed away in 2001.
So Linklater is now instead now making a “sort of” sequel, possibly starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne. Below, learn more about The Last Detail sequel.
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