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Donnie Darko 3: Another Donnie Darko

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Somewhere I sense that George W. Bush is giggling somewhere, because while we have to pay for his sins, we also have to pay for Hollywood’s unoriginality. Word has it that Donnie Darko 3 may be in the works, and that puts the “franchise” now at two unnecessary sequels.

Bloody-Disgusting first broke the rumor, and hopefully it will stay as just that: a rumor. But given that S. Darko wasn’t a complete disaster, it’s no real surprise that money-grubbing sons-of-bitches at 20th Century Fox (isn’t that name a little outdated now?) want to take another stab at ruining the great original.

However, word has it that Richard Kelly, the director and creator of the original Donnie Darko, may have some involvement in this third film. Given that he has so far proven to be a one-hit wonder, this can’t be considered a complete surprise, but still, don’t mess with your own masterpiece! And frankly, I don’t know if this is good news or not. Kelly refused to be involved with the second film, and as such the movie received direct-to-DVD treatment and our ability to shrug off the sequel as if it didn’t actually happen. If Kelly is indeed involved, that gives more legitimacy to the project and perhaps means a theatrical release.

Good, right? I don’t think so. It’s obvious that Kelly always intended the movie to be a singular story, and even though he created the Donnie Darko world, another sequel just won’t be able to match the original. More than likely, it will suck, and a theatrical release could have a damaging effect on the original (think Matrix sequels).

What do you think?

By Erik Samdahl
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  • bridget

    will there or wont there be a third film?

  • james

    Supposodly yes Ive heard rumors it will be a prequal about Franky Fiedler one of donnies dads friends the one that died in a car crash going to prom, the kid donnies dad is talkin about when he was saying they called him doomed, God they could be sayin the same thing about donnie. There scouting Zac Effron for the lead roll. Finnaly i might get to see effron die. lol but he better do a good job cause Donnie Darko was a masterpiece. S.Darko wellit sucked, but if they get an allstar cast the Frankie Fiedler edition may be a good movie.

  • frank the bunny

    as a great man said “WHAT THE FUCK!!!!! ARE WE PLAYING!!!!!!!!PERIODIC REVERBERATIONS OF OUR GASEOUS MEDIUM!!!!!!!!!!YES, I LIKE SEQUENCES AND REPETITIONS!!!!!
    BUT WHERE THE HELL DID YOU COME FROM!!!!!!!!!AUDITORY COMMUNICATION INCORPORATED BY… THESE DAN FANGLED CONTRAPTIONS!!!!!!!!BUT I HOPE YOU WE AREN’T TALKING ABOUT YOUR POINTLESS BITCHING!!!!!!!!IF I HAD A ROCKET LAUNCHER!!!!!!!NO WAIT!!!!!!! BREATH STILL!!! CALM DOWN!!!!!THIS IS NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT!!!!!!!!”
    -a quote from “ravenous ravenous” rhinos by “i set my friends on fire” AKA “ISMFOF”
    it has nothing do do with this just that i was about to say
    as a great man said “stop doing this you fucking dumb ass assholes, the movie was good the first time, the directors cut let us understand, now leave it the fuck alone before i fly to your house, and beat you to death”
    but that song fitted more perfectly
    but really i dont care if they do or not, ya the second one sucked but it gave hint of who was doing it (richard kelly said “god” but i dont think so) justin said something about the “guardians are watching” so my quess its the manipulated dead ie frank, dead sam, and that kid who was missing and dead so basicly anyone who interacts with the living reciver that dies in the tanget univers is a gardian and time travle back to set the motion in balence to save the world because if the do, they can continue to live and thats how i think it starts so s darko answered two questions about donnie darko, 1 how it starts (a manipulated dead wanting to live forces the living reciver to save the world) and 2 who starts it (manipulated dead)

    if they make a third one my ideas are this

    *dont have anyone from the twilight saga involved “OMG JASPER IS SO CUTE X3? his name is… um somthing rathbone…. i dont care fuck twilight and s darko sucked, the fans of donnie darko hate that type of shit “OMG IF I WAS GRETCHEN I WOULD MOUNT HIM!!!!XD” fuck you sure jake is a beast but who gives a fuck

    *frank is the main character but i could be someone else but they need to be a big character in donnie darko like gretchen

    *starts off with Donnie in the tangent universe and highlighting the big parts during the beginning credits then moves to the part where he *spoiler alert* dies *spoiler alert* then to when everyone is waking up to mad world and then have him in the morning walk out and see donnie being pulled out of his house, and have the frank mask be somewhere in the ruble (it would have gone through with the portal) and have him see it then after seeing gretchin wave to donnies mom

    *follow him and his life and he would have an oddly similar life as donnie, but only small details

    *when he goes to sleep he would have the same encounter as Donnie had

    *before the world ends it will say something like “October 29th 1:32 (10 minutes remain)” you actually see frank use telekinesis to put what ever kills him into a portal

    *at the end he chooses to live and runs away from what would have killed him but does everything differently

    *the movie ends at the last frame that says how much time is left

  • john

    i think you should shut the fuck up donnie darko was awsome s.darko was good too so ill be damn happy to pay for a 3rd

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