Will we lastly get Donnie Darko three, a real sequel to the Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi traditional? Final 12 months, the 2001 thriller Donnie Darko celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a 4K re-release in choose U.Okay. theaters, though it by no means made it to the U.S. Now that the re-release is obtainable on Blu-ray, writer-director Richard Kelly revealed in a brand new interview that he does have plans for a real follow-up that may return to this distinctive universe. Whereas he would not supply specifics, the filmmaker defined that it is going to be even greater and extra formidable than the unique.
“I feel there’s one thing a lot greater and extra formidable to do in that universe. It is large and costly and I feel there’s time to get to that. I need to ensure that we have the finances to do it justice and to not compromise something. One other story on this world wants sources and we have to have that in place. I have to get my subsequent movie out of the gate after which we will return and have a look at it.”
Whereas no story particulars got within the director’s interview with HMV.com, it is not clear if Jake Gyllenhaal is returning in his title position. In 2009, 20th Century Fox launched S.Darko, which targeted on Donnie Darko‘s sister Samantha (Daveigh Chase), set seven years after the unique film. Though neither Jake Gyllenhaal nor Richard Kelly had been concerned in that movie, which was directed by Chris Fisher. Rumors surfaced shortly after that the studio was involved in making a 3rd Donnie Darko film, which was rumored to have Richard Kelly concerned in some capability, however we by no means heard something additional about that venture. Richard Kelly went onto say that he has numerous completely different initiatives he desires to get to first, earlier than Donnie Darko, meaning to make up for misplaced time since he hasn’t directed a characteristic since 2009’s The Field.
“I have been engaged on a number of completely different initiatives. The difficulty is that they’re all very formidable and costly in order that they take a number of time to get in place. We’re being very cautious to set issues up correctly, however I am planning to make up for misplaced time and make a number of motion pictures again to again. It is good to have the ability to deliver individuals again to the place we began, however I plan to be again behind a digital camera in 2017.”
The unique film is about in October, 1988. In the course of the night time, a person in a monstrous rabbit swimsuit seems to Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a troubled teenager dwelling along with his household in suburban Virginia, to inform him that the world will finish in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. And so, a cult film is born. As Donnie’s grip on actuality weakens, we’re drawn into the darkness that lurks beneath the floor of suburbia. Underappreciated upon its preliminary launch in 2001, Richard Kelly’s mind-bending movie solely earned $517,375 in its preliminary field workplace run, with a lifetime complete of $1.2 million that features earlier re-releases. however no field workplace knowledge was out there for the transient 4K restoration re-release. The supporting solid for Donnie Darko consists of Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase, Mary McDonnell, James Duval, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore and Seth Rogen, in his characteristic movie debut. Hopefully we’ll hear extra from Richard Kelly quickly about his long-awaited follow-up to Donnie Darko.