“[But] you know, I wonder how many of these characters would even still be alive?" he said to Moviehole who asked if he would ever consider a followup. "Probably a few of them, but I fear that most of them might be dead. I doubt Dirk Diggler’s still alive. He’d be probably gone. I couldn’t see him making it."
“I can see Burt Reynolds’ character Jack Horner still going on, though,” he added.
So while we'll likely never see "Boogie Nights 2: Hot For Horner," fans who have wondered about the fate of characters, Anderson doesn't believe many of them made it out alive. As for what's next? As always a different direction.
He told Moviehole that what "might" be next is a comedy, something he has to find time to write. We would presume this is his developing Thomas Pynchon adaptation "Inherent Vice" which he said last month he was in midst of writing, and that he hoped to get it "going soon." He described as a "Cheech & Chong" type of movie, but of course, what it ends up being after Anderson wrestles with it will likely be something all his own. And set against the backdrop of druggy 1960s Los Angeles, it's yet another unique setting for the director.