Indie film audiences and hopeless romantics swooned in 1995 over “Before Sunrise,” the talkie brief encounter love story starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Surprisingly, when the duo decided to catch up with their characters Jesse and Celine in 2004′s “Before Sunset,” the results were not disappointing; rather it all made sense.
“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,” Hawke said. “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.”
Like I said about the second film–it makes sense to follow up on the next moves of the characters. It’s like they’re doing a fictional version of “7 Up” (“9 Up?”)?
The only trouble is the title, though–what can they call it that will match the others in signifying some kind of change in light or part of the day? I know!! “Twilight!” Okay, guess not. Maybe “After Sunset, But Before Midnight?” “Sometime in the Evening?” “During Moonrise?” Well, I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out…