Some exciting news for After movie fans: the young adult franchise is about to get even bigger.
Teen Vogue can exclusively share that two more After films, a prequel and a next-generation sequel, are in the works. That’s in addition to the two movies that have already wrapped filming — After We Fell and After Ever Happy, which continue the tumultuous love story between Tessa (Josephine Langford) and Hardin (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin).
“The After universe just keeps expanding,” director Castille Landon tells Teen Vogue. Landon will write and direct both new films; she joined the series to direct After We Fell and After Ever Happy, following directors Jenny Gage (After) and Roger Kumble (After We Collided). “The fandom, and how excited they are and their input, it really does inspire us all as creators every single day.”
The prequel is loosely based on the After series book Before, which author Anna Todd penned from the perspective of Hardin. But Landon says the movie will be a “larger conversation” tied to what happens in Before, with a more expanded plot. “He’s gone through a lot of trauma in his family life and in his relationships, and [we’ll] see more of that messiness before he meets Tessa, and how that experience changes him,” she says. Since it will feature a younger Hardin, Hero, now 23, will not reprise his role in the film.
You can read the full article at the Teen Vogue website.