Sony Classics Acquires Richard Linklater's Before Midnight
Posted January 25, 2013 05:06 PM by Webmaster
Sony Classics has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to director Richard Linklater's Before Midnight (2013), starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. The rights for the previous two films, Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004), are controlled by Warner Brothers.
Before Midnight reunites Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) nine years after the last film. Now they are in their 40s and meet in Greece.
Before Midnight had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last week.
Note: Currently, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset are available only on DVD. See our listings here and here.
True, probably no trilogy box set, but, the flip side of this, is that since this one isn't controlled by WB, it's likely the only one we'll see possibly handled by Criterion someday (they also did Linklater's Slacker and Dazed & Confused)