Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, And Richard Linklater Planning Third Before Sunrise Film

Geez, talk about dragging a relationship out. Back in 1995, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy played Jesse and Celine, two strangers who meet on a train and spent one magical night together in Vienna before going their separate ways. In 2004, the star-crossed lovers ran into each other again, this time in Paris, and again flirted with the possibility of what their lives would be like together before, again, heading off in different directions. Now it sounds like director Richard Linklater and stars Hawke and Delpy are thinking about reuniting Jesse and Celine yet again for a second Before... sequel.

The Playlist called our attention to the news, which originated in an interview Hawke gave to the French website Allocine. According to Hawke, the trio have been itching to put together a new entry in the series, possibly aiming to shoot next summer. Said Hawke,

"All of 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're really started thinking that would be a good thing to do. We're going to try write it this year."

If they work the same way they did on Before Sunset, all three of them will collaborate on the screenplay and then Linklater will direct, so it will likely depend on whether they can find a mutual gap in their schedules. Fingers crossed, lovers of romantic philosophizing and unfulfilled love.