Richard Kelly Teases More SOUTHLAND TALES

This is the way the world ends. Not with a whimper. But with a bang.

I don’t know about you, but I f*cking love Donnie Darko writer-director Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales with Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Justin Timberlake. It’s like Michael Bay meets David Lynch. It’s Insane.

And today, Kelly teases there may be more Southland Tales on the horizon.

He writes: “We have completed 4K restorations of both the theatrical and Cannes versions. The 158 minute Cannes cut is rough with many unfinished visual effects. It will be released for posterity‚Ķ but my focus has been on preparing the epic Version 3.0 of SouthlandTales. Southland Tales is a six-chapter saga. The existing film covers the second half. I wrote graphic novels with Brett Weldele that cover the first three chapters. I have completed an ambitious new script that uses the novels as a blueprint for an ambitious new film. My hope is to direct a new #SouthlandTales prequel film using a hybrid of animation and live-action. This new film could be released in tandem with an expanded version of the existing film with significant new content.

He adds: “The evolution of VFX and animation techniques will hopefully allow the complete vision of #SouthlandTales to see the light of day. The script is ready and the assets secured. Thank you to everyone who has supported this film – it will always be my most beloved.”

Check out his tweets below.

Southland Tales begins with the United States under the threat of nuclear attack. It centers on the lives of several people who converge in a dystopian Los Angeles. Movie star Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson) plans his next film with the help of ambitious porn actress Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and troubled policeman Roland Taverner (Seann William Scott). Meanwhile, Marxist revolutionaries, greedy corporations and secretive government agencies pursue their separate agendas among a paranoid populace.

Rated R for language, violence, sexual material, and some drug content, the film sports a 38% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Southland Tales, while offering an intriguing vision of the future, remains frustratingly incoherent and unpolished.



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