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Donnie Darko Sequel

Would You Go See a Donnie Darko Sequel?

There's a crazy bit of news floating around today that the 2001 cult classic, Donnie Darko might get a sequel. According to one story, this new film would pick 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."

Daveigh Chase, who originally played Donnie's sister, is on board and but that's about it from the original Darko team.

The first film earned a devoted following due to writer-director Richard Kelly's knack for eerie, strange storytelling. Dorm room conversations have never been the same ever since Kelly tantalized his fans with philosophies about time travel and alternate universes. Seriously, people have spent a lot of time breaking down this movie! It's hard to imagine these folks would be happy with a sequel without his involvement or at the very least his blessing.

What do you think? Is this something you would check out?


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damanhugh49 damanhugh49 9 years
One was enough. Too wierd for me.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Wasn't Southland Tales supposed to be the Darko sequal? *seconds the Sparkle Motion road trip*
cril cril 9 years
No no no no! It's sounds like a terrible idea! I looooove the original Donnie Darko movie, and would definitely not go see this one. Booo, I hope the movie gets dropped. Star Gazer: Where did you get the Frank-pendant :-o ? I want one :)
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I think it sounds like a terrible idea, but I'll probably end up netflixing it anyways :P
star-gazer star-gazer 9 years
i'll admit, i would probably see this movie. eventually. i loved donnie darko. i even have a frank the bunny pendant hanging in my car.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 9 years
I didn't even like the first one..I definitely have no interest in seeing this.
em113 em113 9 years
I have to admit I didn't really understand Donnie Darko when I first watched it years ago. After seeing this post though I googled the movie for a refresher and found a website that explained it all very clearly. From what I read it sounds like a sequel is very unnecessary, especially an un-authorized one, because the sci-fi explanation for everything (the tangent dimension etc.) were all created by the original movie's creator. It seems worse than copying a different movie because the sci-fi plot concepts are uniquely his. (So this is more scandalous than creating "Made of Honor" which is similar to "My Best Friend's Wedding" for example)
bethany21 bethany21 9 years
Heck yeah I would see this! The little sister...Daveigh Chase...grew up to be Rhonda Volmer on "Big Love," and she's crazy! Sign me up!
supertramp supertramp 9 years
I just read on wikipedia that Ed Westwick will be in it. I find this this a little sad for him. I also heard they are starting film production next sunday May 18, 2008. Since they are going through with this they better do the original film justice because it has become in every right a classic.
emalove emalove 9 years
I wouldn't see it...I hated Donnie Darko. It really disturbed me and I couldn't get it out of my mind for days after I saw it.
supertramp supertramp 9 years
I absolutely love Donnie Darko. This is one of the most amazing and original movies that I have ever seen in my life. It also has one of the greatest soundtracks that I have ever heard. I absolutely love Mad World, "I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad, the dreams of which I'm dying are the best I've ever had, Mad World." A sequel is not something I would like to see. I just feel like it would ruin everything.
Daisie Daisie 9 years
No....this is definitely a bad idea. Some films are meant to stand alone in their greatness. Donnie Darko is one of them.
BookofShadows BookofShadows 9 years
Omg, i loved that movie
littlemissme littlemissme 9 years
Oh no no no! Not a good idea. Love this movie, a sequel would ruin it -like all other sequels do.
Saritad Saritad 9 years
Sounds far fetched to me. I mean it's called 'Donnie Darko' not 'Donnie's little sister; the other Darko'.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I love Donnie Darko, however a remake is a horrible idea. They need to leave the film & mystery alone.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
oh i don't know if i would go see the sequel. i know that i saw the original one but i don't really remember the plot so i think that i would have to see it again before making a decision.
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
Yeah I haven't seen it yet either. It's been on my netflix list forever. I guess I know what happens though! :P
Brittfish Brittfish 9 years
How is this not in the "Bad Idea of the Week" column?
Juicylemon Juicylemon 9 years
Thanks Buzz! Maybe my post should be erased then.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Juicylemon - I took that little bit out of the post. Thanks for the heads-up.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
It would be so awesome if it was a Sparkle Motion road trip.
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