UK-based sales company Velvet Octopus will be launching sales in Cannes for S. Darko, billed as the sequel to the 2001 cult hit Donnie Darko. Fox has already taken North American rights for the $10 million-budgeted film.
The story picks up seven years after the first film when little sister Samantha Darko and her best friend Corey are now 18 and on a roadtrip to Los Angeles when they are plagued by bizarre visions.
We can’t decide whether to file this one under W for “Why?” or C for “Certain to be garbage,” so we’ll just put it into the bargain bin at truckstops and forget about it.
No way, damnit! Chut up!
I thought the first one was brilliant, so I’m totally looking forward to the sequel.
We *all* thought* the original was brilliant, which is why this sequel proposal is so heinous; say what you will about Kelly’s “Southland Tales,” at least it was an *original* idea, which is more than we’ll likely be able to say for this ham-handed cash in (which he will NOT be involved in, reportedly)…
Is Richard involved? The article doesn’t mention him. It does seem a bit odd to make a sequel to a movie that is a circular story about time-travel. I mean obviously Donnie sacrificed himself to save his girlfriend and family, so we assume they go on living but I don’t necessarily want to see it.
Southland Tales was kinda a mess, but kinda brilliant. Unless you read the graphic novels though there is absolutely no hope of understanding what’s going on, actually the comics did a better job of explaining stuff.
Not just Emo kids, don’t forget the hipsters cord!
Can I just be the first to say, “LOL”.