It seems our prayers have been answered, us fans of the movies Before Sunrise and Before Sunset that is. Recently director Richard Linklater and star Ethan Hawke were spotted in Greece where they were thought to be shooting the movie but then Hawke stepped forward and said they were only writing and “workshopping”.
But now it’s been revealed that Hawke was in fact putting us on. They really were shooting the film and now it has wrapped!
The film has officially gotten the title of “Before Midnight” (little surprise there) but nothing has been revealed plot-wise. All the protagonists, Linklater, Hawke and Julie Delpy, are onboard and they released a statement which said that “It’s great to be back together again, this time in beautiful Greece to revisit the lives of Celine and Jesse nine years after Jesse was about to miss his flight.” which gives a little clue what the film might possibly be about. Are Jesse and Celine finally in a relationshiop? Maybe even married and with kids? Are they living in Greece or just on vacation there? Only time will tell…
We Filmophiliacs are certainly looking forward to the movie which should be hitting theatres, hopefully near you, sometime in 2013. Before Sunset had its premiere in Berlin back in ’04 but it’s not likely that “Midnight” will make that date (then again, it might) so a Cannes bow is more likely.