Friday, May 09, 2008

Donnie Darko Sequel Announced

/film reports that a press release is going around announcing a sequel to the cult film Donnie Darko. Points of interest:

  • Apparently the film is being made without any involvement of original director Richard Kelly
  • The movie will center around Donnie's younger sister
  • It will be called "S. Darko" -- referencing the name of the sister, Samantha Darko
  • Producers have said that Donnie will not be in the film, but it will have "meteorites and rabbits.”
What do you think? Are you excited?


  1. i say boo!

    doesnt sound very good at all, more direct to dvd

  2. Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion

  3. Anonymous5:33 PM

    Why are you making that stupid man suit?

    Why are they making this stupid movie?

    S. Darko? More like S. Ucks

    This movie sounds like it will suck a fuck.

    On an emotional scale for this one, I am more on the side of Fear rather than Love.

    This was so bad they found this movie when they burned down Jim Cunningham's house.

    Can't we just drop an airline engine on this thing?

  4. Well, you know what they say -- larceny abhors a vacuum.

  5. You know what they say -- larceny abhors a vacuum.

  6. I will disregard it's existence... just like the dreaded director's cut.

    thank you.

  7. Ugh.

    (Vomits a little in my mouth.)

    Just sad.

  8. This is going to be just as good as the Mila Kunich/William Shatner sequel to "American Psycho!"

  9. This is like that American Psycho sequel. They should get Jackie from That 70s Show to be in this, too.

  10. Oh dear.

    Donnie Darkos a classic and should be left as a stand alone movie, its like making a sequel to lost in translation or eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.

    my 2 cents is this is gonna turn out like that blair witch 2, just a lot of fans going "huh?" a lot and leaving the cinema disappointed.

  11. if someone's two favorites films were Night of the Living Dead and Donnie Darko, they'd have approximately seventeen hundred DVDs by now.

  12. I never thought I'd find myself saying these words, but: I agree, this movie indeed sounds like it will "suck a fuck."

  13. My understanding is they're using the same actress from the first movie, and based on her picture on the article, she grew up hot.

    Y'know, I loved "Donnie Darko" when it came out on DVD, but the further I got into the "mythology," the more it reeked of bullshit. I sincerely hope this sequal can salvage some of the affection lost by the Director's Cut.

    Speaking as someone who digs the later Halloween films and other unloved sequals, I feel I can give the movie a fair shot if its heart (and brain) is in the right place.

    Maybe they can explain why Noah Wylie got hit by that car...?

  14. Excited?

    I am about as excited about this movie being made as I would be about rectal wait...that's giving rectal surgery a bad name..

  15. This just doesn't seem like a repriseable film. No. A sequel sounds terrible. Yuk.
    This Too Will Pass