Before Noon is a fan fiction sequel script to the award-winning Before series.
The Before series is a trio of movies by Richard Linklater chronicling the evolving relationship between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy). The two first met as college students on the streets of Vienna in Before Sunrise (1995), reunited as thirtysomething adults on the streets of Paris in Before Sunset (2004), and debated whether to continue their relationship while vacationing as 40-year-old parents on a Greek island in Before Midnight (2013). For me, these films have organically evolved into the best films ever made that realistically chronicle an evolving relationship through the years.
Since the movies came out 9 years apart, fans like me expected a new film in 2022. Unfortunately, Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy announced last fall that there would not be a new installment to the series this year. Hawke went even further to say that he thought the series had run its course.
I disagreed and I even had an idea of what the subject of the next film should be. And that is how I came to write Before Noon. Call it fan fiction but I am very happy with it. And it keeps the story of Jesse and Celine moving forward in the spirit of the overall series..
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After dropping their twin daughters off to their first day of college, Jesse and Celine stroll around Greenwich Village and confront the twin notions of aging and the empty nest. What does a couple do once the children are out the door?
What are readers of Before Noon saying?
“Finished BEFORE NOON last night!! Absolutely Phenomenal…It’s so good, Richard!! It’s practically criminal that this won’t be made… Proud of You!!! PS - The true love/real love speech Jesse gives is one of the best things you have ever written!!!”
Interested in reading Before Noon for yourself? Let me know in the comments below!
I do not own the Before series (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight) or any of the related characters. The Before series is created by Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, and Kim Krizan and owned by Castle Rock Entertainment. All rights to the Before series belong to Castle Rock Entertainment. This story is a work of fan fiction and is meant for entertainment only. I am not making any profit from this story.