We hope no one was holding their breath for Before Sunrise trilogy director Richard Linklater's film Boyhood (sometimes called The Twelve Year Project), because it's taken about 12 years for that project to actually near completion. Good news if you have been, though: In a new interview with The Huffington Post, Before Sunrise trilogy star Ethan Hawke has revealed that Boyhood should hit theaters sometime in 2014, and, on top of that, he swears it's going to be "revolutionary."
First things first: A little about the film. Just by reading the following description, it's apparent that this film is going to be something special—but whether it's a good special or a bad special remains to be seen. Basically, it stars Hawke and Patricia Arquette as a divorced couple trying to raise their son (played by Ellar Salmon), but it's unique in the sense that it's going to follow the young boy's development between ages 6 and 18, without changing any actors.
How? In short: Hawke, Arquette, and Salmon have gotten together every day with a small cast and crew for the past twelve years to shoot the film, which will be broken up into episodes. 'Revolutionary' might be an understatement.
Hawke talked a little about his experience shooting such a major film like this, and when we can expect to see it in theaters, finally:
"I'm in the second to last episode. They are doing one more in November. It will be at Sundance or Cannes or Berlin or something next year. [...] In 2002 when it started, the parents are going though a divorce and it opens with the mom—and you don’t see me. And then I come for a weekend visit the next year. The first scene I did was with a 7-year-old boy… and I take this 7-year-old boy bowling—and I’m chain smoking in a bowling alley, which was legal then. And I finished yesterday and I’m 42 years old—I was 33 when I did my first scene—he’s 19. He’s a grown man! He’s got crazy ear rings and he’s taller than me and he’s intimidating. Just acting in the movie felt like nothing I've ever done."
As for what to expect:
It's the most truly original, revolutionary thing I've ever been a part of.
We really don't doubt that, either. This is going to be one to watch, guys.
[via The Dissolve]