Donnie Darko means a lot to all of us, right? Richard Kelly’s time traveling film is phenomenal all these years later. The fact that Sparkle Motion was featured in the film is reason enough to make it an all time masterpiece but, I digress. Donnie Darkos sister’s band withstanding… the film is an excellent one. That’s why Kelly’s tease of a new film that shares that same universe is so exciting.
Will it be about Sparkle Motion? One can hope! What we do know is that while speaking with Comingsoon.net, Kelly said, “I’m probably not allowed to say anything more [about a new Donnie Darko film] than there has been an enormous amount of work completed. I’m hopeful that we might get to explore that world in a very big and exciting way. But we’ll see what happens. But there has been a lot of work done. A lot of work has been done.”
Let’s hope that Kelly does indeed choose to explore that some more.
I’ve always felt that his film Southland Tales was also set in the same Donnie Darko-verse. It’s a shame that Southland Tales didn’t gain the amount of respect that Darko did. It’s a fantastic film. It’s strange, but if you choose to commit to it the film is rewarding. If you haven’t seen it yet, Arrow Video is putting out a special edition of Southland Tales and it really does deserve a re-watch.
What do you guys think about another Donnie Darko film? Do you think there is still narrative to explore? Let us know what you think in the comments section.