'Donnie Darko' Sequel in the Works?

'S. Darko' begins shooting May 18th.

Screen Daily News is reporting that a Donnie Darko sequel entitled S. Darko is going into production on May 18th without Richard Kelly's involvement. The film will be produced and distributed through the UK based company Velvet Octopus and Chris Fisher will direct it. His previous films include Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders and Nightstalker.

Daviegh Chase is set to return as Donnie's younger sister. The story picks up seven years after Donnie's death, with his little sister Samantha and a friend traveling to Los Angeles where they experience a plaque of bizarre visions. Also joining the cast are Ed Westwick, Briana Evigan, and Justin Chatwin.

Fisher stated, "I am a great admirer of Richard Kelly's film and hope to create a similar world of blurred fantasy and reality." Velvet Octopus' Simon Crowe said of the project, "I think there is a new generation of cinema-goers who will be very excited to see this film. Donnie's not in it but there are meteorites and rabbits."

Production is set to begin on May 18th, 2008. Let the bitching begin...

Donnie Darko was released October 26th, 2001 and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase, Mary McDonnell, James Duval, Arthur Taxier, Patrick Swayze. The film is directed by Richard Kelly.



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  1. Donnie_Darko

    I'm sure this isn't going to come as a surprise to any of you but yes you are all being f*cked with! If you can HANDLE the TRUTH about what "Donnie Darko" is REALLY about then check out my web site. For the past year I've been is a NASTY copyright infringement lawsuit against Richard Kelly (which is WHY he's NOT involved in "S DARKO"), the producers, executive producers (including Drew Barrymore) and the distributors of both "Donnie Darko" and "Donnie Darko The Director's Cut."

    You all seemed to be pissed off and when you read what they've tried to do, including make the last 20 pages to the original copyrighted script disappear from the Copyright office, you're going to be REALLY pissed. But alas, the truth ALWAYS comes out. Iraq was noting more that a business beal and "Donnie Darko" is based on a real persons autobiography that was stolen. I couldn't say this unless it was true or they'd sue me and they're not!!

    Read the site and you'll understand "Grandma Death," "traveling in God's channel" and "Frank." You'll also understand YOURSELF and everyone else around you! You'll also understand what "SouthLand Tales" was REALLY about, if you saw it, and will understand what "S DARKO" is GOING to be about even before you see it.

    I'm initiating a class action lawsuit on behalf of every viewer of "Donnie Darko" and "Donnie Darko the Directors Cut." I need to stop the film 95 times or once every 80 seconds of film to explain it. The US government obstructed justice by causing the disappearance of the last 20 pages of the original script to "Donnie Darko" and by refusing to look at the evidence I presented. Read about "The Donnie Darko Scandal Conspiracy Cover Up and MURDER?" at

    http://www.therealdonniedarko.com

    Peace and Love

    6 years agoby @donnie-darkoFlag

  2. sylar

    THE FIRST IS A MASTERPIECE WITH THE TIME TRAVEL THING IS THIS IS A MOVIE OF BIZARRE VISIOS THE TIME TRAVEL NEVER HAPPEND AND DONNIE WAS A CRAZY BOY AAAAAAA THAT MAKE ME SICK

    7 years agoby @sylarFlag

  3. sylar

    THIS MOVIE WILL SUCK

    7 years agoby @sylarFlag

  4. CDT1013

    mmm, I don't know sounds like a reach to me.

    7 years agoby @jmt1000000Flag

  5. sirmetro

    Who the f*ck cares

    7 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  6. hatterphile

    im sorry but no sequel will ever out-do this movie. and richard kelley is a moron if he allows this idiot to make the film. why do they have to ruin everything?

    7 years agoby @hatterphileFlag

  7. MC Legendary

    dear Chris Fisher,
    Eat A DICK!!

    sincerly,
    me

    7 years agoby @normanse7enFlag

  8. MC Legendary

    dear Chris Fisher,
    Eat A DICK!!

    sincerly,
    me

    7 years agoby @normanse7enFlag

  9. RingWraither

    elicash55 youre a f*cking idiot. Only a mentally retarded person like you would think that!

    7 years agoby @ringwraitherFlag

  10. Saquin Turok 'X'

    Thought Donnie Darko was pretty strange and confusing. Couldn't be bothered to watch it a second time to try and work it out. Don't think I'll watch the sequel once, unless it gets good reviews.

    7 years agoby @teesterxFlag

  11. elicash55

    I think celluloid dreams created a 2nd profile and named it Ringwraither so he could take up for himself...you are complete ass toast.

    7 years agoby @elicash55Flag

  12. RingWraither

    LORD EPSALON, THIS FILM ISNT WORTH IT. YOU'LL FIND YOURSELF BORED OUT OF YOUR MIND! THIS F*CKING MOVIE SHOULD BE BANNED FOR BORINGNESS! I AGREE WITH CelluloidDreams THIS MOVIE DID SUCK. AND SOUTHLAND TALES SUCKED EVEN MORE I DIDNT EVEN WANT TO FINISH WATCHING THE MOTHERF*CKER.

    7 years agoby @ringwraitherFlag

  13. Marcusx

    cell has the worst taste imaginable

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  14. Marcusx

    haha this is such bad idea lol i cant believe they are going thru with something like this. why the hell does it need a sequel? o wait it doesnt.

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  15. Phil Mata

    Yeah Lord Epsalon, the first is worth it. It's one of those movies that unless you pay close attention, you may need to watch it a second time to get it. But it's very smart, complex, and it's simply an awesome film.

    7 years agoby @phil-mataFlag

  16. Durden

    Endless f*cked up sequels, cant think of anything new

    7 years agoby @durdenFlag

  17. LEO: Lord Epsilon Omega

    I didn't even see the first one. Is it worth it?

    7 years agoby @epsalonFlag

  18. Spadicus

    The Comix couldn't have put my opinion into better words.

    However, I will be open to this. The original cannot be topped and I won't be looking for as deep and complex of a plot as Donnie Darko had. But it looks like Frank is back (in some form) and that's a big enough incentive for me to at least rent the film out of curiosity.

    7 years agoby @spazFlag

  19. The_Comix

    This is going to be one of those straight-to-video sequels to big blockbusters.

    This is sh*t, promise.

    Oh, and CelluloidDreams, your analyzation of Richard Kelly is f*cking retarded.

    7 years agoby @the-comixFlag

  20. CelluloidDreams

    I'm not a fan of director Richard Kelly! "Donnie Darko" was a mess & "Southland Tales" was a big film with a C list of stars that was about nothing!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  21. CelluloidDreams

    I'm not a huge fan of Jake Gyllenhaal..I can take him or leave him....his films are hit and miss! While he is good in some (I.E. 'Zodiac'), some of his other choices make you wonder (I.E. 'Rendition')!

    Best Films:

    Zodiac
    The Good Girl
    Jarhead
    October Sky
    Proof
    Moonlight Mile

    Worst Films:

    The Day After Tomorrow
    Brokeback Mountain
    Rendition
    Donnie Darko
    Highway
    Bubble Boy

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  22. MC Legendary

    thats f*cking retarded

    7 years agoby @normanse7enFlag

  23. XJWS79

    Fisher stated, "I am a great admirer of Richard Kelly's film and hope to create a similar world of blurred fantasy and reality.

    If your really a great admirer of Richard Kelly's work then don't do this sequel, walk away, sneak out in the middle of the night and we'll just forget this was ever mentioned.

    7 years agoby @xjws79Flag

  24. MrReid

    why do they ALWAYS f*ck up a good thing

    7 years agoby @mrreidFlag

  25. sirmetro

    I could repeat the question by VALO,or just tell the production team to go hang by their f*ckin pubic hairs

    7 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  26. TheLogicalDan

    It is straight to dvd.

    7 years agoby @thelogicaldanFlag

  27. Radimus-83

    this is very wrong!! it will prob be a straight to dvd peice of crap!

    7 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  28. Sabassi

    this is such bullsh*t...

    7 years agoby @sabassiFlag

  29. VAL0

    ...ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR F*CKING MIND?

    7 years agoby @val0Flag

  30. CloudZeroX

    WTF the writer and director of the first film is not involved...
    ...this is how good films get f*cked up with sh*tty sequals
    I am with Bean this is bullsh*t

    7 years agoby @cloudzeroxFlag