Richard Kelly Reveals “Enormous Amount of Work Completed” on DONNIE DARKO Sequel

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Fans of Donnie Darko have been hoping for a sequel for years (while simultaneously pretending the actual sequel, 2009’s epic misfire S. Darko, never existed!). Now, the film’s writer/director Richard Kelly has given us something to get really excited about during an interview with Comming Soon.

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“Well, I’m probably not allowed to say anything more than there has been an enormous amount of work [on a Donnie Darko sequel] completed,” Kelly told the website. “I’m hopeful that we might get to explore that world in a very big and exciting way. But we’ll see what happens. But there has been a lot of work done. A lot of work has been done.”

Kelly is also working on a biopic of Twilight Zone mastermind Rod Serling. You can read his interview with Comming Soon in its entirety, HERE.

During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days. When Donnie returns home, he finds that a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom. Is Donnie living in a parallel universe, is he suffering from mental illness – or will the world really end?

Donnie Darko stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell.

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Are you a Donnie Darko fan? Are you amped about the possibility of a sequel (that isn’t S. Darko)? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.

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