If you haven’t watched the ‘Before‘ trilogy from Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, then you need to change that right now. It’s the perfect time, seeing as you’re most likely stuck inside the house anyway.
It all started with ‘Before Sunrise‘ back in 1995. The indie romantic flick was a surprise hit. It was loved by critics and had a cult-like following.
Nine years later, the trio released the sequel ‘Before Sunset‘ in 2004. It was once again praised by critics and loved by the general audience.
Then in 2013, they released ‘Before Midnight‘ which ended up winning several awards. Everyone thought that film marked the end of the beloved series. Three seems like a good number to end on.
But now Hawke is teasing that a fourth film could happen. He talked with IndieWire recently (via Instagram Live) and talked about what that fourth film might look like…
Linklater would want a different path, either a short film set four years after ‘Midnight’ or a feature two decades in the future. We think about it. Those are the three best experiences of my life: ‘Before Sunrise,’ ‘Before Sunset,’ and ‘Before Midnight.’ They are a part of me. So the idea of revisiting it, I would have to believe we could make something as good.
And while thinking about the potential film during the interview, he even came up with an idea for the fourth movie…
Wouldn’t it be hysterical if the next movie was just them in isolation? If there’s one person to make the world laugh about what’s happening now it’s Julie Delpy. I cant imagine what she would say about this. And Linklater is such a scientist. He has something powerful to say about this. Maybe this one should be set in Italy. Just go right into the fire and [Jesse and Celine] are singing with all those people on their porches.