One of our favourite movies of recent years has to be Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.
It’s a crazy journey of a movie that bends the rules of cinema and story telling into a bizarrely dark masterpiece… and no matter how many times you watch it, it keeps giving you more to enjoy.
And now Kelly, chatting to HMV, says he has plans for a sequel – yes, he, like us all, seems to be ignoring the S. Darko movie – and would like to get moving on it very soon.
The director confirmed he has a couple of ideas in his head for movies, but getting back to Donnie’s universe is front of his mind: “I think there’s something much bigger and more ambitious to do in that universe. It’s big and expensive and I think there’s time to get to that. I want to make sure we’ve got the budget to do it justice and not to compromise anything. Another story in this world needs resources and we need to have that in place. I need to get my next film out of the gate and then we can go back and look at it.”
We’re conflicted on this. Donnie Darko is a gem of a movie and part of its charm is that it managed to deal with the biggest themes known to man but still feel like it was done on a really tight budget.
Don’t get us wrong, the movie looks gorgeous and the new Blu-ray restoration or the movie’s 15th anniversary is reported to be gorgeous, but the restrictions forced Kelly to be a real story teller with limited resources… if he was going to go big budget, we only hope he doesn’t lose sight of what made the first movie great
What say you all? Does another Donnie Darko movie sound good? Let us know…