Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy Look to Write Another 'Before Sunrise' Film

November 21, 2011
Source: Vulture

Before Sunset

Nearly two years ago, some surprise talks came from Ethan Hawke about the potential of another film in a surprising film series that started with Before Sunrise and continued with Before Sunset. At the time, Hawke had been kicking around some ideas with director Richard Linklater and co-star Julie Delpy (who both also wrote the film with Hawke) for a return to the romancing characters who spent an all-nighter in Vienna back in 1995. Now Hawke is stirring the pot again, but now it sounds like there's more potential for the film to come together with plans to start writing the sequel sometime before the end of the year.

In speaking with the French film outlet AlloCine (via Vulture), Hawke says, "All three of us have been having similar feelings that we're ready to revisit those characters. There's nine years between the first two movies and, if we made the film next summer, it would be nine years again so we've really started thinking that would be a good thing to do. We're going to try write it this year." The last film ended with Hawke's character Jesse missing his flight as Celine (Delpy) sweetly sang to him. It was an open ended conclusion that would allow for audiences to fill in their own ending, but now, nine years after the fact, we may find out where these characters have ended up yet again. The unlikely franchise contains some of the best written dialogue and most genuine performances to ever grace a romance, and getting Linklater, Hawke and Delpy back together for another go-round and possible end in a trilogy sounds fantastic. Thoughts?

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  • You said it: "sounds fantastic."
  • cai_tian_long
    One of the rare franchises that truly deserve expanding into a series of numerous films! :)
  • jim
    I liked the first two films so I'd be interested in this one.  I just can't believe it's been nearly 9 years since the last one.
  • "Before... Mid-day" ?
  • I love these films! They've always fascinated me and the acting and character depth is truly fantastic! I'll be in line when this thing hits the theaters!
  • 97point6
    Great news. I was wondering about this the other day. Had a sense that enough time had passed. Like dropping in to see old(er) friends. Another film can't help but add to a collective richness. Unless, of course, I disagree with the latest developments.
  • Cachi1234
    The third must tak place in New York. The first was pure young romance in a kind of fairy tale waltz (Vienna). The second an adult one, in a kind of not-as romantic-as I tought good old Paris. The third in a middle age crises place,t rying to be cool and hype but past its prime ( lot of bottox) New York.
  • Slap Chop
    Eat it, Anderton!  I'm going to ruin your Thanksgiving by sending the Taylor Boy to your house!
  • Anonymous
    Before We're Not Relevant? (Sorry, big Ethan Hawke fan myself but couldn't resist)
  • David Banner
    Great idea to make a film in this series every 9 years. One could 'follow' these 2 actors their entire life. Sota reminds me of another filmmaker that did the same, with children in Britton, from a very early stage to adultlife, think it was 1 film every 5 or 8 years.
    • me
      7 years. The Up documentaries. Started at 7 Up, last one I saw was 49 Up. Wonder where they're at right now...
  • Thavius
    Lovely news. Two great films that need a conclusion.
  • Ryan Gosling
    yes! best news i have heard all day.




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