Sequel to the Ethan Hawke-Julie Delpy Film Before Sunset Filming Now

Posted on August 29, 2012
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If you’ve never seen either the great Before Sunrise or the even better Before Sunset, you’re missing out.

Before Sunset was a sequel to a coming-of-age independent film Before Sunrise.  What makes Sunset so great is that we are catching up with two characters who met eight years before, fell in love, and haven’t seen each other since.  The luxury of time makes the film that much more interesting.  Sunset ended with Hawke’s character torn between wanting to be with the girl he fell in love with one day years before and having to go back to his life in America.

Since that film ended, rumors swirled about a third film being made to close the trilogy, and for years stars and writers Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy were toying with the idea to reunite with director Richard Linklater.  Recently, the trio announced they were working on a script, and now they are rumored to be filming in Greece.

Hit the jump for more.

The first film took place in Vienna, the second in Paris.  The setting for this new one will be Greece, another city of love where they can walk around talking, interacting with people, teetering on getting together.  The movie will be called Before Midnight, fitting perfectly into the scheme.

Delpy and Hawke are in Greece now working on a project that is said it.  Director Linklater has closed off areas in southwest Greece transforming it into a film set.  The film reportedly started filming August 15th under wraps.

Linklater is a director who can shoot on very small budgets with exceptional crews and is known to shoot in secret.  The second film shot for 15 days, so for all we know this movie could’ve wrapped by now.

I can’t stress enough how good these two movies are.  Get them both and watch them back to back.

Your spine will tingle.

One Response to “Sequel to the Ethan Hawke-Julie Delpy Film Before Sunset Filming Now”

  1. gds555
    September 1, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Thanks so much for this news! Assuming what you’ve said is correct, I can’t wait to see the new film.

    There are just two things I’d take issue with.

    First, I think your assumption that a third film would necessarily “close the trilogy” is unwarranted. I think most true fans of the series assume that it needs to open-ended, continuing as long as Ms. Delpy and Mr. Hawke both remain alive, with a new installment every nine years.

    Second, I see no reason to assume that Céline and Jesse would still be “teetering on getting together” eighteen years after first meeting, and nine years after their very fortunate reunion. If they haven’t gotten together by now, then unless they have a really good excuse for not doing so, while I can’t claim that my interest and emotional investment in those characters will disappear, it’ll certainly be severely reduced.