Richard Kelly and Eli Roth Head to Corpus Christi

Richard KellyWe’re not exactly sure how Dread worthy the following bit of news is, but given the talent involved, it’s at the very least worth an initial mention.

According to Variety Richard Kelly (pictured right) will next write and helm the contemporary thriller Corpus Christi, a departure into a more traditional narrative for the Donnie Darko director.

Kelly and Sean McKittrick will produce through their Darko Entertainment banner along with Eli Roth.

The Texas-set story concerns a mentally unstable Iraq war veteran, who forges a strange friendship with his boss, a wealthy and politically ambitious owner of a supermarket chain. Reports confirm that the flick will be Kelly’s first film without heavy sci-fi or metaphysical elements.

We’ll keep an eye on things, and should more coverage be warranted, you’ll read about it here!

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  • The Woman In Black

    Okay, I’ll chime in with an opposing view. Yes, The Box was a disappointment, but Kelly’s Donnie Darko and Southland Tales are among my favorite films of all time. Can’t wait to see how he redeems himself with this one!

    • The Buz

      Glad to see I’m not the only one who adores Southland Tales. Love that film.

  • Terminal

    Great, a one trick pony and a sycophantic never was!
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Vanvance1

    Hahahahaha, you used Kelly and talent in the same sentence! Very silly.