Third Donnie Darko Movie Rumored
06.18.09 by reelz
It's only a rumor at this point, but Bloody Disgusting is saying that Fox may be planning a third installment of the 2001 cult hit Donnie Darko, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and was directed by Richard Kelly (Southland Tales).
The story of the first movie takes place in 1988 in a suburban town called Middlesex. Donnie Darko (Gyllenhaal) is a teenage boy plagued by visions of a giant murderous bunny that tells him the world will end on Halloween. Sounds ridiculous, but the narrative combines high school melodrama, sci-fi, and horror in a seamless genre-bending package that provides more than a few memorable twists and turns.
Kelly did not return to direct the second movie, S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale, which was a largely forgettable straight-to-DVD release that came out last month. But rumor has it that he will return for the third movie.
We'll let you know when we get further developments.