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What Comes After Before Sunrise & Before Sunset? Hawke Confirms Third Chapter Will Shoot This Summer

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by Sophia Savage
June 14, 2012 1:17 PM
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Top: "Before Sunrise" (1995). Bottom: "Before Sunset" (2004).

Last November, Ethan Hawke suggested a reteaming of he, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater for a follow-up to "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." Now he tells Indiewire that the film will shoot this summer. As far as further details go, Hawke says, "

I’ve gotten into trouble, so I’m sworn to secrecy. The biggest change between this one and the last one is the Internet. The first time we did it, we didn’t have any pressure; nobody gave a shit." We give a shit now; the films have a passionate cult following.

EARLIER: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and director Richard Linklater are teaming up for a third chapter to accompany their beloved indie films "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." Hawke tells Allocine, "All of 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 really started thinking that would be a good thing to do. We're going to try to write it this year." Revisit each of the films and the Jesse-Celine love story below:

More details at The Playlist on what else Hawke and Linklater--who have made six films together so far--have in the works.

29 Comments

  • otsakirs | August 25, 2012 8:54 AMReply

    The actors and crew have been staying at Melitsina Hotel in Kardamyli and I have seen them numerous times at the cafe-bar Xai-Xou on the property!!

  • Teaboy | August 15, 2012 2:13 AMReply

    I can reveal that it is being filmed as we speak just down the road from me in the small Greek village of kardamyli a tiny but cosmopolitan seaside village on the Greek mainland, they are doing most of the filming in and around the house of the late writer Patrick Leigh Formor.
    As for the name all I can tell you is that the direction sign's to the film location/set are marked with the letters BM and an arrow, so my best guess is BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
    I will keep you posted
    Tea

  • Ranu | July 8, 2012 7:31 AMReply

    Hearing about the third part release this year, makes me feel irresistible... Looking forward to check out the promos...Btw whats the title for the third part??

  • Jeannine | June 14, 2012 1:25 PMReply

    I have been keeping an eye out for news on this reunion. Both films were fantastic -looking forward to seeing what they come up with in #3.

  • Anne Thompson | April 26, 2012 9:38 PMReply

    I removed thirteen, one by bloody one.

  • Ute Richter | April 26, 2012 6:28 PMReply

    @SOPHIA SAVAGE

    There was a technical issue with my comment! As a result of that issue my comment was posted fourteen times. Could you please remove thirteen duplicated comments.

    Kind regards

    Ute Richter

  • Ute Richter | April 26, 2012 8:08 AMReply

    Die beiden Filme sind für mich große künstlerische Leistungen. Ich liebe sie Beide. Ich habe mir immer gewünscht, dass es einen 3. Teil gibt. Ich bin sehr neugierig und freue mich darauf.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Before-Sunrise/145102812211372

  • Lu | December 14, 2011 11:27 AMReply

    That'd be amazing! These two movies are my favorite of all time. Great performances, great scripts. Simple and gorgeous.

  • Khalida | December 2, 2011 4:06 AMReply

    I'm so excited about this news. Love this 2 parts of this film

  • Nicole | November 26, 2011 11:18 PMReply

    This is just amazing!

  • Michael | November 22, 2011 12:26 AMReply

    Best movie news I've heard in awhile. I LOVE these films and was very excited when the trio had previously talked about possibly following up the characters every 10 or so years. When Before Sunset was originally announced, I was very worried but was ultimately more than impressed. It's one of the best sequels ever made. So I trust them to turn out another great one.

  • Jarrett Leahy | November 22, 2011 12:24 AMReply

    Bigtime! This just made my night. I just watched the first two films the other day. Cant wait to see the next installment. And I hope this means they'll finally release Sunrise and Sunset on blu-ray.

  • Shawn | November 21, 2011 11:30 PMReply

    Before Midnight: A Zombie Romance in Rotoscopic 3D. Featuring the philosophical musings of an Austrian werewolf, a magic accordion, and a shot-for-shot remake of the Vespa ride from Roman Holiday.

  • E | November 21, 2011 8:04 PMReply

    Couldn't love these movies more! Would love to see a new one soon!

  • Jarrel | November 21, 2011 7:05 PMReply

    I dunno man.. If she's got anything to do with the script, it'll be intelligent, charming and witty. But he barely has anything political or thought-provoking to say in sunset. And besides what are they gonna call the third installment? After Sunrise..

  • TR | November 21, 2011 11:28 PM

    They'd call it "In The Heat Of The Night". Or "Night Of The Living Dead".

  • Evelyn | November 21, 2011 6:47 PMReply

    This MUST happen, period. LOL Can't wait for it. Before next summer, I'd better watch the previous two again. Yes, new year resolution!!

  • Becka | November 21, 2011 6:29 PMReply

    Oh this better happen! I loved the first one and the second one was left on such a cliffhanger that a third one MUST happen! I'd love to see how it would work out.

  • Laura | November 21, 2011 4:29 PMReply

    I cant wait. I really like both movies.

  • Peter | November 21, 2011 4:25 PMReply

    I'm very excited about this. I loved both movies, especially Before Sunrise. Of course there is a risk like any sequel that it won't be as good as the first or previous and certainly that could happen, but the fact that we will get to see a romance develop in a new way on film will be satisfying enough. Loving these films so much, I feel vested in these characters and also experience vicariously. This will be like getting an update on a close yet estranged friend's life or maybe even my own.

  • Kale | November 21, 2011 4:19 PMReply

    Im really not sure how I feel about his, the first film is my favorite all time movie, the second was a bit of an anti climax and as nice as it was to see the characters again, hearing what happened in their lives was largely disappointing, and tainted the original for me somewhat.

  • SMP | November 21, 2011 4:11 PMReply

    Best news I have heard in a while. The biggest problem is not messing it up. I can't wait.

  • chad | November 21, 2011 3:46 PMReply

    Wonderful! I love this happenstance romance and I'm glad they are continuing the characters.

  • Michael | November 21, 2011 3:45 PMReply

    This is fantastic!!!! You know, like most fans of these films I have my fears that it won't live up to the first and second, but didn't we think that when Before Sunset was coming out? I think this will be amazing personally. They know these characters, are intimate with them and know where to take them on their journey. I have my faith. I just want to see the next phase in their journey together.

  • Kel | November 21, 2011 3:37 PMReply

    They should introduce a third character, played by the great Jessica Chastain. It would be a nice progression in the series, don't you think?

  • Joe | November 21, 2011 6:06 PM

    That doesn't make any sense at all. The series has always been the two of them. It wouldn't make a lick of sense to just bring in another person. And where did you get Jessica Chastain from? Why not just suggest they bring in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for a three-way game of horseshoes?

  • Celeste | November 21, 2011 3:36 PMReply

    I've got mixed feelings about this... What if I don't like what happens next?? :'(

  • Eric | November 21, 2011 1:51 PMReply

    I was just thinking about this a few weeks ago! So happy to hear that you are doing this. Ethan, Julie and Richard, if you read this, PLEASE get to work on it! I'm your age and I want to see a lifetime of films with these 2 characters. I'm looking forward to seeing the 7th sequel, when we are all in our 90s!

  • Lisa | January 16, 2012 3:14 AM

    Could not agree more. These two movies are incredibly important to me, as they capture what it's like when you stumble upon unbelievable chemistry with someone and don't know what the purpose is... Jesse and Celine have the type of connection we all wish we'd end up with. And once you're married, it's the type of fling you can't get out of your mind. Please continue to tell this story. It's obvious how much they mean to each other...and they mean so much to me, too! Would love to know what happens to them.

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