S.Darko, the sequel to cult classic to Donnie Darko, was an absolute abomination, which original director Richard Kelly had nothing to do with. In fact, it was so bad that Kelly labelled “horribly violating” in an interview with NME.
However, it’s legacy could be strengthened once more, as Kelly has hinted that a decent sequel to the mind-boggling time travelling piece could be in the works.
In an interview with HMV, Kelly stated “I think there’s something much bigger and more ambitious to do in that universe. It’s big and expensive and I think there’s time to get to that. I want to make sure we’ve got the budget to do it justice and not to compromise anything. Another story in this world needs resources and we need to have that in place. I need to get my next film out of the gate and then we can go back and look at it.”
He didn’t mention anything about casting, but did say this about the original film’s stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jena Malone: ““I’m so proud of both of them and so happy to see what they’ve gone on to become. Seth Rogen too. When you work with someone so early in their career you have a really great personal connection, especially me as a writer/director. You might only work together for a few weeks, but it’s there on film and it’s an incredibly intimate process. I’ll always root for them.”
Although Gyllenhaal’s character died at the end of the first movie, it would be possible for him to star in a sequel with the possibilities of time travel and alternative universes.