Call Me By Your Name is definitely getting a sequel, it just might not be a film.
Earlier this week, we shared with you how Armie Hammer expressed his disbelief that a second Call Me By Your Name film would hold the same dramatic weight as the first. That said, Hammer already expressed his excitement for a sequel. Just for the novel’s sequel.
Last December, André Aciman, who wrote the source material for the Oscar nominated film, shared that he is working on a second book. Many fans, including Hammer, expressed joy at the announcement.
I would actually love a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In fact I am writing one.
— André Aciman (@aaciman) December 4, 2018
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) December 4, 2018
But despite constant doubt that a second film is also in the works, Aciman wants the world to know that the book is on the way.
Talking to Vulture, Aciman not only says that he is excited to re-enter the world of Elio and Oliver, but also shared the book’s title.
“The world of Call Me By Your Name never left me,” Aciman shared. “Though I created the characters and was the author of their lives, what I never expected was that they’d end up teaching me things about intimacy and about love that I didn’t quite think I knew until I’d put them down on paper. The film made me realize that I wanted to be back with them and watch them over the years — which is why I wrote Find Me.”
It appears that the novel writing is going smoothly as a plot synopsis is already here. According to Towleroad, the second novel’s description goes as follows:
“In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father Samuel, now divorced, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train leads to a relationship that changes Sami’s life definitively. Elio soon moves to Paris where he too has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a professor in northern New England with sons who are nearly grown, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return visit to Europe.”
André Aciman also shared that the sequel is planned to release in October of this year! But, the idea of a second film based-off of this novel is still up in the air.