Hawke, Delpy and Linklater writing Before Sunset sequel

Will we soon get to spend another half-day with Jesse and Celine? Ethan Hawke has talked with Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater about writing a sequel to their classic romantic dramas Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

Speaking to French mag AlloCine (thoughtfully translated by Vulture), Hawke revealed that a new Before flick could be written by the end of the year.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do but I know the three of us have been talking a lot in the last six months… 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 first two films featured our star-crossed lovers sharing a stroll across Vienna and Paris respectively, discussing their lives, the world, their relationship and ultimately their future. Though they promise to meet again at the end of Before Sunrise, their reunion almost a decade later is complicated by their individual situations. However, Sunrise’s ambiguous ending indicated their tale was not yet over. (If you want to see how the story may have turned out, watch Abbas Kiarostami‘s bleak but similarly-structured Certified Copy.)

Hawke and Delpy co-wrote 2004’s Before Sunset with Linklater, and even scored an Oscar nomination for their efforts.

Discuss: Do you want to see Jesse and Celine back on screen? And what time frame could the film possibly take place during?

2 Responses to “Hawke, Delpy and Linklater writing Before Sunset sequel”

  1. I can’t wait

  2. Thanks for the question. I would love too but I think two are enough. It should stay like this. The ending of Before Sunset is perfect in my eyes.

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