Last year, Ethan Hawke spilled the beans that he, director Richard Linklater, and actress Julie Delpy were considering making their masterful “Before Sunrise”/”Before Sunset” franchise into a trilogy. Today, nestled midway into an IndieWire interview covering a range of other topics, Hawke unveiled that they were definitely going to make the movie and the plan is to shoot it this summer.
When pressed for further details about where the follow-up will be set, Hawke was tight-lipped: “ 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.”
This film isn’t the only project Hawke is currently working on with Linklater. Here are the details on the other one, which may not surface for awhile due to its nature:
Linklater and I have been working on a film called “The 12-Year Project,” which will have a proper title someday. We make a short film once a year, and it follows the life of a little boy from first grade to twelfth grade. And so the movie is a series of vignettes. I play his father; just little moments of childhood and stuff. What the movie’s largely really about is time.
Hawke’s latest film, “The Woman in the Fifth,” directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, comes out this Friday in select theaters and on Video On Demand. Critic Speak will have a review this weekend. You can also check out our review of Linklater’s latest, “Bernie,” right here.