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Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: danniedorko on January 08, 2003, 02:04:29 PM
hey glad to see the board for PTA is back along with a few other TOP NOTCH directors. Hey anyone know whats new with Mr. Kelly? He's got to be working on something right? Anyone...
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Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 02:06:06 PM
I recently heard some very vague word-of-mouth that he was writing his next script, and it again had something to do with time travel.

I can't wait to see his new stuff.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Dirk on January 08, 2003, 02:44:43 PM
Kelly is working on the film called "Knowing". He's set to direct and is doing the rewrite of the script. Check it out for more info: http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hp&cf=prev&id=1808404782
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Redlum on January 08, 2003, 04:30:49 PM
Last thing I heard he was working on a project for/with James Cameron, set in a snowy location.

...http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=14099
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: bonanzataz on January 08, 2003, 06:44:13 PM
I'm sorry, I really enjoyed Donnie Darko, but at times the dialogue seemed amateurish and cliched. Occassionally, it made me cringe. It reminded me of how I used to write in 9th Grade. It was a wonderful idea, but definitely could have benefitted from a rewrite.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: jontomosicz on January 08, 2003, 11:45:18 PM
Quote from: bonanzataz
at times the dialogue seemed amateurish and cliched. Occassionally, it made me cringe.


That was my impression also...especially Drew Barrymore's dialogue...I remember her whole performance being pretty bad.  I liked the idea of the movie, but I didn't really get into it.  I want to give it a second chance after hearing how much other people loved it.
Title: DONNIE D
Post by: TenseAndSober on January 09, 2003, 02:24:09 PM
I LIKE HOW RICHARD KELLEY USED JOY DIVISION (LOVE WILL TEAR US APART) IN THE MOVIE...I LOVE WHEN DIRECTOR USE COOL POP SONGS IN THEIR FILMS....SPEAKING OF WHICH...  WHAT ABOUT ROMAN COPPOLA?
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: budgie on January 09, 2003, 02:30:26 PM
Quote from: bonanzataz
I'm sorry, I really enjoyed Donnie Darko, but at times the dialogue seemed amateurish and cliched. Occassionally, it made me cringe. It reminded me of how I used to write in 9th Grade. It was a wonderful idea, but definitely could have benefitted from a rewrite.


But I think that was what was so good, the way the movie really seemed to speak from the point of view of a teenager, and since it suggested dream/fiction it would be appropriate to not be quite a thirty year old's view/mode of expression, but to use cliche and '9th Grade' level language and ideas. I do think it was intentional, because overall the film worked that line between sophisticated/adult and simplistic/immature (implying that the two couldn't really be separated for either the adults -eg Barrymore - or the teenagers) and Donnie's character and the tone of the film were convincing and charismatic because of it.
Title: Re: DONNIE D
Post by: Xixax on January 09, 2003, 02:41:53 PM
Quote from: TenseAndSober
I LIKE HOW RICHARD KELLEY USED JOY DIVISION (LOVE WILL TEAR US APART) IN THE MOVIE...I LOVE WHEN DIRECTOR USE COOL POP SONGS IN THEIR FILMS

True, true, true! Donnie Darko had such a great use of music. I've always considered "Under the Milky Way" to be a haunting song, but the movie made it even cooler.

There are lots of great examples like this. PTA of course is great at picking music to go with his film.

And while I'm thinking about it, how many of you were duped into "DYING to see that movie!!!" when the Volkswagen "Mr. Blue Sky" commercial aired in theaters this summer???
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Jake_82 on January 09, 2003, 05:50:02 PM
speaking of the Mr. Blue Sky commercial, I thought it was kind of cheap that it got ripped off by those new Adaptation commercials with the same song
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: sphinx on January 09, 2003, 08:06:47 PM
kelly's next official project was supposed to be 'knowing', based on a script he rewrote.  he's supposed to be directing it too, but i think it's sort of fallen between the cracks.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Satcho9 on January 09, 2003, 09:02:31 PM
who directed the Mr. Blue Sky Commercial??
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on January 22, 2003, 12:03:03 AM
Quote from: Satcho9
who directed the Mr. Blue Sky Commercial??

It was some ad agency.

Great article about "Bubble Boy" is here:

http://slate.msn.com/id/2076322/

I swiped the ad, too:

http://download.xixax.com/bubbleboy.mov
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Rudie Obias on January 22, 2003, 11:34:50 AM
do you have anything else in the download section i could download?

*rudie*
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on January 22, 2003, 12:13:51 PM
Quote from: rudieob
do you have anything else in the download section i could download?

*rudie*

Everything else in there is in the "Feature Presentation" section.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Redlum on February 13, 2003, 12:22:28 PM
Quote from: sphinx
kelly's next official project was supposed to be 'knowing', based on a script he rewrote.  he's supposed to be directing it too, but i think it's sort of fallen between the cracks.


http://www.aintitcoolnews.com/display.cgi?id=14462
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on February 13, 2003, 02:36:02 PM
Great article, but man AICN needs some serious help with their site design. That site is some serious suck.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Pwaybloe on February 13, 2003, 03:39:33 PM
Quote from: Xixax
Great article, but man AICN needs some serious help with their site design. That site is some serious suck.


(http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9911/18/web.secrets/knowles.jpg)

Harry Knowles says: I will eat you, Xixax!  
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 13, 2003, 03:52:27 PM
Quote from: Pawbloe
Quote from: Xixax
Great article, but man AICN needs some serious help with their site design. That site is some serious suck.


(http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9911/18/web.secrets/knowles.jpg)

Harry Knowles says: I will eat you, Xixax!  


Its hard to imagine that he is real. AICN is a terrible site design wise.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on February 13, 2003, 04:31:55 PM
I like seeing pictures of people like that.

It makes me feel much better about my looks.

In the same room with that guy, I'm a freakin' HOTTIE.

(http://blazoner.com/michael1998.jpg)
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: RegularKarate on February 13, 2003, 04:36:30 PM
What a dapper gent.

Is that YOUR Star Trek Pinball machine?  You pose with it like someone would thier car.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on February 13, 2003, 05:06:26 PM
Quote from: Pawbloe
Harry Knowles says: I will eat you, Xixax!  
...as an appetizer.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on February 13, 2003, 05:11:27 PM
Quote from: Xixax
(http://blazoner.com/michael1998.jpg)


MW, I didn't know you and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Way Of The Gun) were brothers.

(http://us.ent4.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/artisan_entertainment/the_way_of_the_gun/_group_photos/ryan_phillippe5.jpg)
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on February 13, 2003, 05:16:09 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
What a dapper gent.

Is that YOUR Star Trek Pinball machine?  You pose with it like someone would thier car.

Nope, not that one. I was looking at it, and the Theater of Magic right behind it but didn't nibble on either one that day.

I do, however, own a Bally Revenge from Mars, a Bally Cirqus Voltaire ("I am the Ringmaster!"), and a classic Stern Trident, along with a couple of little known but sentimental video games. No pics of me posing with them though...

My TN license plate: "PINBALL"

 8)
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on February 13, 2003, 05:16:53 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin

MW, I didn't know you and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Way Of The Gun) were brothers.

Put about 75 pounds on him and then maybe we might favor - sort of...
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 13, 2003, 06:19:12 PM
Harry Knowles was one of Ebert's transition sidekicks... anyone have audio or video of that show?
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on February 13, 2003, 06:20:15 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Harry Knowles was one of Ebert's transition sidekicks... anyone have audio or video of that show?

Oh, man. Now that you mention it, I have seen him on there. You're right.

Dude's a tool.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Sigur Rós on February 13, 2003, 06:56:10 PM
Quote from: bonanzataz
I'm sorry, I really enjoyed Donnie Darko, but at times the dialogue seemed amateurish and cliched. Occassionally, it made me cringe. It reminded me of how I used to write in 9th Grade. It was a wonderful idea, but definitely could have benefitted from a rewrite.


I agree with you. Feel the same way!
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on February 14, 2003, 04:27:57 PM
Quote from: Sigur Rós
Quote from: bonanzataz
I'm sorry, I really enjoyed Donnie Darko, but at times the dialogue seemed amateurish and cliched. Occassionally, it made me cringe. It reminded me of how I used to write in 9th Grade. It was a wonderful idea, but definitely could have benefitted from a rewrite.


I agree with you. Feel the same way!

Well, you guys are missing the fact that TO A POINT the dialogue was supposed to be a touch campy and hokey like that. It was intentional. In the commentary, Richard comments on how the whole feel of the movie was to be a little bit "comic bookish". In fact, Jena Malone's character alludes to that when she teases Donnie about his name. She says something about it sounding like a superhero's name.

So that dialogue that's a little juvenile, in my opinion, was intentionally juvenile.

When you mix that very subtle overtone with stuff like the Smurf and Smurfette scene dialogue (which is one of the most brilliant dialogue moments I've encountered since Pulp Fiction), you've got real talent.

I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. I'd venture to say that he's one of my favorite filmmakers, even though he's only done one movie. There's no question in my mind that his future works will be phenomenal.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: bonanzataz on February 15, 2003, 02:13:48 PM
Xixax, I do like the movie, but I feel like after the first three viewings it loses something. First I'm watching it for the first time and I'm paying attention to the story, then I watch it again looking for what it all means, third time I'm focusing on the aesthetics. When I watched it again, it all seemed kind of like it was trying to do something special. The more and more I watch it it feels like he was trying to do something so special and cool, like he wanted people to ponder it over for weeks and say, that Kelly dude is a genius! But little things (like the Smurfette dialogue) seem out of place in the movie. Like it's TRYING to be clever. It's not a BAD film, by any means. I just feel that it doesn't connect with me. I'm the same age as these characters, and while I can relate to SOME of the things in the movie, I just feel like nobody I know talks like this. Nobody I know meets some chick and then decides to "go steady" with her after talking to her for 5 minutes, and I doubt that after those 5 minutes I would reveal my mental problems to this same girl. Also, I've been seeing a lot of Jake Gyllenhall movies lately and he's starting to get on my nerves. Sorry for anybody that LOVES this film - I used to REALLY love this film until I watched it and got to thinking. Now I only like it because the more I watch, the more the flaws are noticable.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Cecil on February 15, 2003, 02:17:01 PM
they dont go steady they "go together"
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Xixax on February 15, 2003, 02:57:58 PM
Poor Taz. Always having to defend his point of view.

Because once again, he is wrong.

 :twisted:
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on March 11, 2003, 09:08:02 AM
Source: Creature Corner

Early Monday morning AICN's surly contributor named Quint reported a team-up many in the horror genre are already buzzing with excitement about.

Eli Roth ("Cabin Fever") and Richard Kelly ("Donnie Darko") are collaborating on a script adapted from a work by Richard Matheson.

For those of you who haven't seen Roth's film, believe us, there's no reason to put on some sort of faux excitement. This is a good thing. Roth and Kelly are more than capable to bring us the wet, gory mayhem.

We found out a bit more about this project from Corner friend Eli Roth himself. Here's some info we gathered from this up-and-coming horror talent:

The duo are currently drafting a script entitled "The Box." I'm not all that familiar with Matheson so if this title rings a bell, please let me know. Roth is going to helm the project with hopes to make it as eerie as "Polanski and Nakata." Strapped with full creative control and funded independently, the two hope to deliver something incredibly fucked up and violent...as long as it can garner an R-rating.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Ghostboy on March 11, 2003, 09:48:15 AM
Polanski and Nakata...what tatanlizing comparisons. Can't wait.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 11, 2003, 01:49:47 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
For those of you who haven't seen Roth's film, believe us, there's no reason to put on some sort of faux excitement. This is a good thing. Roth and Kelly are more than capable to bring us the wet, gory mayhem.


Im not looking forward to this, something about hearing abour a gory horror movie doesnt appeal to me, I dont really like that genre and wish Kelly would do some of the other 100 projects he has been reported to be connected to.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: ChrisBrasco on May 15, 2003, 06:54:25 PM
Quote from: bonanzataz
Xixax, I do like the movie, but I feel like after the first three viewings it loses something. First I'm watching it for the first time and I'm paying attention to the story, then I watch it again looking for what it all means, third time I'm focusing on the aesthetics. When I watched it again, it all seemed kind of like it was trying to do something special. The more and more I watch it it feels like he was trying to do something so special and cool, like he wanted people to ponder it over for weeks and say, that Kelly dude is a genius! But little things (like the Smurfette dialogue) seem out of place in the movie. Like it's TRYING to be clever. It's not a BAD film, by any means. I just feel that it doesn't connect with me. I'm the same age as these characters, and while I can relate to SOME of the things in the movie, I just feel like nobody I know talks like this. Nobody I know meets some chick and then decides to "go steady" with her after talking to her for 5 minutes, and I doubt that after those 5 minutes I would reveal my mental problems to this same girl. Also, I've been seeing a lot of Jake Gyllenhall movies lately and he's starting to get on my nerves. Sorry for anybody that LOVES this film - I used to REALLY love this film until I watched it and got to thinking. Now I only like it because the more I watch, the more the flaws are noticable.


It seems that "genius" is a word that you used... why would you make a point to say that somebody is not a "genius"?
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: modage on October 20, 2003, 12:37:35 PM
Donnie Darko Director's Cut Rerelease, Book, Frank the Bunny doll
Source: AICN

Donnie Darko book, figurine, special edition re-release announced at San Diego screening.  

Richard Kelly, writer-director of Donnie Darko, attended a special screening in San Diego where he announced an upcoming book and Todd McFarlane figurine based on the 2001 cult classic, as well as a potential theatrical re-release in March of 2004.  

The Q&A session, following a 4:00 showing on Sunday the 19th at Madstone Theaters onFrazee Road, was arranged by the San Diego Film Critics Society, who awarded Kelly Best Screenplay in 2002 while he was in Europe. The casual crowd filled three-fourths of the theater, an excellent turnout for an otherwise poorly advertised event. As much as 1/4 of the audience had never seen the film.  

Immediately following the credits, Kelly, in jeans and grey T-shirt, made his way to the stool in front - he had intended to present the film, but his car had broken down and he had to borrow another. Following a brief introduction he immediately began taking audience questions.  

* When asked how he marketed the unusual script, Kelly thanked his producing partner Scott McKittrick, who had shopped it to an assistant at a major agency, which led to him being signed with Creative Artists (CAA). Initially only the screenwriter, Kelly got his chance to direct when Jason Schwartzman of Rushmore fame showed interest and became attached to the project. He passed it to Drew Barrymore, who approached Kelly's agent at ShoWest and met with him on the set of Charlie's Angels. He offered her a part; she offered to produce.  

* Kelly compared Darko's cul-de-sac ending to "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," the Twilight Zone episode based on the Ambrose Bierce short story about a man about to be hanged who, in his final moments, imagines himself surviving and escaping.  

* He sites Steven King, Philip K. Dick, Camus, Kafka, Graham Greene, and Dostoevsky as literary influences. He admitted not having read any of them since high school English and not knowing which way to pronounce Camus.

* Heís a big fan of Kill Bill and Quentin Tarantino, who he met at the premier. Also a fan of Paul Thomas Anderson and Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman. Apparently, when Kaufman turned in his draft of Adaptation, everyone in Hollywood wanted to kill him. Kelly tells another story about a screening of Being John Malcovitch: a producer who passed on it walked out claiming she'd dodged a bullet, and, later, at the Oscars, talked about how it was one of her favorite films of the year.

* The concept of the screenplay began with the jet engine. It was inspired by the urban legend of the block of frozen urine that falls from a plane and strikes a man dead - an idea, Kelly pointed out, that was also used in an episode of Six Feet Under.

* When asked about his struggles filming Donnie Darko and whether he expects his struggles to get worse, Kelly clarified that filmmaking is always a struggle. "There's always 20 bozos who'll screw it up," he complained. "They're not in it for the art at all; to them it's just a business." He discussed his next film, Knowing, which has been caught in legal entanglements; principal photography won't begin until early next year, due in part to the film's $15 million budget. (Darko, which was made for more that a third less, failed to earn back production costs.)

* On the scripts he is writing for other directors in the meantime, Kelly claimed he considers it work-for-hire, though he emphasized the importance of owning and protecting one's material until it is set to go into production. "They can cast Carrot Top," he warned. "You're fucked."

* When asked if he intended the faculty in Darko to be so blatantly incompetent, Kelly reiterated that the characters are supposed to be archetypes, but, yes, Kitty and the principal are "clearly nitwits," while the teachers played by Barrymore and Noah Wyle are the liberal progressive types he admired growing up in Virginia. If Darko has any message, he concedes it would be that public schools and suburban life in general can be so pointlessly damaging that it's no wonder kids are shooting up their schools.

* Most of the throwaway details in the film were written in the script - right down to the "God Is Awesome!" T-Shirt. Kelly admitted admiration for directors like Ridley Scott and Terry Gilliam who emphasize details, and pointed out that technicians appreciate it when you're real specific.

* Patrick Swayze is the nicest man in the world. The infomercial was shot on his ranch; his wife showed them his recording studio and brought out his "80's clothes." Swayze was very enthusiastic about the project: ìHe wanted to take a blowtorch to his image."

* Kelly got to USC on an art scholarship, and changed his major almost immediately. He got into the film department on the strength of his writing samples, and intended to continue as a screenwriter until his peers told him he was most defiantly a director. His dad was a scientist at NASA, and his whole family has a background in architecture and engineering, and after all, ìa director is an architect.î

* The Donnie Darko book - not a novel, more like a production book, like the Matrix coffee table book - is already available inLondonand contains the screenplay, including unproduced scenes. It will be available in theUSshortly.

* When asked, he defended Cherita, the plump Chinese girl, by comparing her to the Mike Yanagita character inFargo. All he does it hit on Marge and lie about his marriage - the studio should have cut the scene, Kelly claims. But when Marge discovers that he lied, it makes her wonder if sheís easily lied to - prompting her to question Jerry Lundegaard a second time. Yanagita was secretly crucial. Kelly failed to explain why putting on Cheritaís earmuffs was an important stage in the development of Donnieís character, but claimed it was anyhow.

As he got up to leave, the SDFCS representative reminded him of his special announcement: he is in negotiations with Newmarket Film Group to re-release Donnie Darko next March, including more pop music removed since it was shown at Sundance, and, more importantly - it will be a Directorís Cut. He claimed it may include stuff not available on the DVD. He did not specify how wide it will be distributed.

The SDFCS rep also reminded him to tell us that McFarlane Toys is working on a Frank the Bunny doll.

Kelly, though appearing tired, was willing to sign DVD covers and chatted with fans as they left the theater.

Madstone will continue showing Donnie Darko until the 23rd.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Find Your Magali on October 21, 2003, 11:14:52 AM
1. Great movie,

2. Do we need a re-release, though?

3. Won't this inevitably lead to another Super Special Edition DVD that we don't need?

4.

 
Quote from: themodernage02
* When asked if he intended the faculty in Darko to be so blatantly incompetent, Kelly reiterated that the characters are supposed to be archetypes, but, yes, Kitty and the principal are "clearly nitwits," while the teachers played by Barrymore and Noah Wyle are the liberal progressive types he admired growing up in Virginia. If Darko has any message, he concedes it would be that public schools and suburban life in general can be so pointlessly damaging that it's no wonder kids are shooting up their schools.


What an absolutely ridiculous thing to say. How many generations of kids grew up in the suburbs and in "pointlessly damaging" public schools and didn't shoot each other up?

5. I want a Frank the Bunny figurine NOW, Daddy!
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Banky on October 21, 2003, 09:11:02 PM
http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=529&start=390

so where should we discuss it ?
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: modage on October 21, 2003, 09:15:57 PM
didnt mean to be an asshole, i wasjust letting you know i posted that story up yesterday in this thread.  you can discuss it wherever you like.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Banky on October 21, 2003, 09:19:21 PM
its cool man i was just asking, i appreciate the redirect just as long as it is rediredted on both you know.  I was seriusly asking though which one do you think?
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on October 21, 2003, 09:21:47 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
didnt mean to be an asshole, i wasjust letting you know i posted that story up yesterday in this thread.  you can discuss it wherever you like.


Welcome to my world.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Banky on October 21, 2003, 09:26:31 PM
MAc why do you take off the letterbox on animated av's
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on October 21, 2003, 09:31:46 PM
Quote from: Banky
MAc why do you take off the letterbox on animated av's


My av's are widescreen enhanced for 16x9 avatar viewing.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Banky on October 21, 2003, 09:36:49 PM
oooohhhhhhh hi tec
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on November 01, 2003, 04:10:40 PM
Richard Kelly's Next: The man who brought us the odd but surprisingly edgy "Donnie Darko" is coming back to theatres soon with a vengeance. In an interview with About.Com (go here (http://romanticmovies.about.com/cs/donniedarko/a/rkellyint.htm)) this week, he went into extensive detail as to where his various upcoming projects stand right now - at present the guy has not one or two but NINE potential work avenues:

*Cats Cradle: Just to clarify, the project right now is sort of in limbo. I was hired by Appian Way...Hilly Elkins has control of the novel and they came to me and asked me to adapt it. I accepted their offer and I locked myself in a hotel room by the beach for about eight days and cranked out an adaptation of the novel. But it’s yet to be determined who is going to direct it, if it’s going to be Darren [Aronofsky]. I don’t know if it’s going to be Darren or not. I think that they’re still figuring out exactly what they want to do with the project. It’s very much up in the air and in flux right now, so stayed tuned on that one (laughing). I’ve taken significant liberties with the novel. I think I’ve done a very faithful interpretation. I tried to capture the essence of the novel. It’s a fairly radical adaptation ...probably more ‘inspired by’ the novel. I’ve tried to take some of his [Kurt Vonnegut] visionary ideas and bring them to a modern audience, and make them accessible to a modern audience. My hope is that, if this film is made, that a whole new generation will discover his genius.

*Knowing: "It’s been delayed four or five times due to budget, distribution, foreign distribution issues, casting issues… It’s seriously harder to get “Knowing” off the ground than it was to get “Donnie Darko” off the ground (laughing). We’re definitely hoping to start shooting the first quarter of 2004. There’s some legal entanglements involving the ownership of the screenplay and foreign distribution that have contributed significantly to the delay. It’s frustrating and I wish I could have already been in production by now, but I just want to get it right. You don’t want to rush into a situation where we can’t get enough money or we can’t get the right cast. I’m just holding out 'til we get it right.

*House at the End of the Street: That’s a project that Jonathan Mostow approached me about, and he’d murder me if I said anything about the plot. We’re still putting the finishing touches on it and going back and forth with the script. But I’m really excited about what’s going to become of that film, too.

Kelly is also working on a director's cut of "Donnie Darko", an adaptation of Richard Mathieson's "The Box" alongside Eli Roth ("Cabin Fever"), directing a project entitled "Southland Tales", developing a Kate Hudson-led actioneer entitled "Into the Great Wide Open", penning a bounty hunter biopic script entitled "Domino" for Tony Scott, and developing his Pulp Fiction-esque dream project called "Bessie". Whew, a busy bee indeed.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: modage on November 01, 2003, 05:00:58 PM
Quentin Tarantino and PT could take a few notes from this guy.  its called GET OFF YOUR LAZY ASSES and make movies while your still a genius!  fuck.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Banky on December 08, 2003, 01:54:29 PM
DONNIE DARKO special edition coming to theaters

If you never got a chance to see Richard Kelly's weirdly wonderful dark fantasy DONNIE DARKO in theaters—or even if you did—the writer/director has good news. He just gave Fango the scoop that original distributor Newmarket will bring the movie back to the big screen in a special-edition reissue this spring or summer.

"This will be closer to the version that played Sundance in 2001," Kelly tells Fango. "It will contain a lot of deleted scenes that were included on the DVD, and stuff that people have never seen before. We're adding pop songs that we weren't able to use the first time, and new visual effects we couldn't afford the first time around. This edition will also have more answers to the questions the film raises," he promises.

In the meantime, Kelly is gearing up to direct the Fox Searchlight chiller KNOWING and wrapping up THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, a horror script he's writing for Jonathan (T3) Mostow to direct. "I'm putting the last revisions on the final draft," he reports. "I'm meeting at Universal this week about it."
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: cowboykurtis on December 08, 2003, 01:58:21 PM
i was with richard a few days ago -- hes in pre-pro for knowing -- the studio has delayed shooting -- scheduled for early next year. sounds like an interesting idea.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Banky on December 08, 2003, 02:00:49 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
i was with richard a few days ago -- hes in pre-pro for knowing -- the studio has delayed shooting -- scheduled for early next year. sounds like an interesting idea.


haha i love when people make statments like this its like
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Post by: cowboykurtis on December 08, 2003, 02:05:57 PM
im serious -- im not going to claim that im "friends" with him -- i see him from time to time, hes been banging my ex - girlfriend -- more of a social aquiantence.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Banky on December 08, 2003, 02:10:55 PM
again another great statement
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: cowboykurtis on December 08, 2003, 02:21:36 PM
i try
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: SoNowThen on December 08, 2003, 02:35:20 PM
I have great hopes for this guy. I hope he gets to direct Cat's Cradle, one of my fav books.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Sleuth on December 08, 2003, 03:11:26 PM
Listen I was with Vonnegut the other day and he said I had a really nice dress so I don't know if Cat's Cradle is going to happen
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Gamblour. on December 08, 2003, 03:50:11 PM
Quote from: Slobh
Listen I was with Vonnegut the other day and he said I had a really nice dress so I don't know if Cat's Cradle is going to happen


Going in the sig...

Quote from: Banky

"This will be closer to the version that played Sundance in 2001," Kelly tells Fango. "It will contain a lot of deleted scenes that were included on the DVD, and stuff that people have never seen before. We're adding pop songs that we weren't able to use the first time, and new visual effects we couldn't afford the first time around. This edition will also have more answers to the questions the film raises," he promises.


Oh god. George Lucas Jr. This guy's just fucked his own movie.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: coopxr on January 17, 2004, 06:03:48 PM
i just hope Knowing will not be Donnie Darko part 2
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on January 17, 2004, 07:34:45 PM
Quote from: Gambloren das Manhören
Oh god. George Lucas Jr. This guy's just fucked his own movie.


This is what I thought..... I mean..... Donnie Darko is such an amazing movie as it is. Why fuck it up? (Changes, even if for the better, usually feel strange... it's NOT the same movie...  :( )
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Just Withnail on January 18, 2004, 01:25:36 PM
Well, if you don't like the special edition, you can always watch your the "original" on DVD, right? I don't see a problem, other than Kelly focusing on this rather than a new movie, which it sure doesn't look like he is. Personally I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Sleuth on January 18, 2004, 02:28:50 PM
What's with this new dude?  (Richard Kelly)
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on March 25, 2004, 01:31:40 AM
According to Variety, Writer-director Richard Kelly, who made his feature debut with indie pic "Donnie Darko," has written and will direct the comedy-musical thriller "Southland Tales." Pic takes place in 2008 during a three-day Los Angeles heat wave leading up to a massive July 4 holiday celebration. Seann William Scott is in negotiations to star in the project, set to begin shooting in July. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Lee, Janeane Garofalo, Tim Blake Nelson, Amy Poehler, Kevin Smith and Ali Larter are also in negotiations to join the cast.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Ghostboy on March 25, 2004, 01:53:06 AM
Finally.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on March 25, 2004, 05:19:26 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
According to Variety, Writer-director Richard Kelly, who made his feature debut with indie pic "Donnie Darko," has written and will direct the comedy-musical thriller "Southland Tales."


Someone just came.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Banky on March 25, 2004, 09:10:31 PM
yeah this sounds really good

wait whos in negotiaions to star?


hahahaha
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: SiliasRuby on March 29, 2004, 05:04:44 PM
This really sounds promising
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on April 23, 2004, 01:51:59 PM
Donnie Darko Director's Cut
Exclusive Interview With Richard Kelly
Source: Empire Online
 
Fans rejoice, because cult hit Donnie Darko will be returning to cinemas this year as an extended Director's Cut. Containing all-new footage, a re-mixed audio track and brand new visual effects, the new edit is being heralded as an all-new theatrical experience and we spoke to writer/director Richard Kelly to get the full story.
 
Whose idea was it to re-cut the film for a second release?
Well, I was in New York doing a Q&A at one of the midnight screenings last summer and Bob Berney from Newmarket was there. He came up to me afterwards and said 'Richard, we might want to think about re-releasing it.' I said 'well, if we're going to do it, why not let me do a new version of it and give people a real reason to come back to the theatre and see it again.'

They knew how much additional footage there was and they gave me the autonomy to finish the film how I'd always intended to finish it. This in no way negates the first theatrical cut though, I'm not dismissing it in any way; it's just a way for me to expand my vision for the film and give a more thorough version of it. It's letting me complete the sequences we didn't have the money to complete and put in additional plot music that we'd always wanted to put into the film but couldn't afford.

My original vision was always a kind of epic science fiction tale but it had to be condensed to come in under two hours. Ultimately I found it impossible to fully communicate the story in under two hours but now I don't have a restriction on running time, hopefully audiences will be able to re-experience the film in a completely new way. With the new visual effects and new sound design I think it's something the fans will want to see on the big screen.

Some of the new material was on the DVD release but you're adding footage that you originally held back. Did you always have a Director's Cut in mind?
When I made the DVD the first time around I knew that it was going to be a compromised DVD at best - in terms of the packaging. On the first Region 1 DVD I did finagle my way in with the programmers though and we worked with means well beyond our budget 'cause they were fans of the film. But in the back of my mind I did think that maybe one day I'd get to do a director's cut so I saved some stuff that would be a real surprise for people. In hindsight I'm glad that I did as this material is stuff that even people who've seen the DVD thirty times will still be surprised by.

Can you give us any specifics on the new material?
I kind of want to leave it as a surprise but I will say that this it will be worth the price of admission - it's not trying to cash-in on the fan-base, it's a wholly new theatrical experience. It will expand the meaning of the film and offer more clues and more solutions to the puzzle and create an additional layer of mystery for the audience. There really is a tremendous amount of new material - some of which will surprise even the most die-hard fans. One thing I am really excited about is the new sound. I was really unhappy with the mix that we had in the first cut. We never really had time to go in properly and design the sound. We can go back and really get it right this time. I'm very excited about the new sonic elements of the film.

How about the soundtrack, will we see some more classic eighties numbers?
There are gonna be some pop music surprises but I don't want to spoil anything. It's all good though - I'm not a fool, I haven't gone in there and botched the things that people love. Donnie does not shoot first - I'm not pulling a Greedo.

Will we get to see a UK release of the Director's cut?
Absolutely. Metrodome was really wonderful and helped contribute to some of our music budget. They were very aggressive about wanting to get the film back in UK cinemas. As to when, I think that's up to Metrodome but I would anticipate before the end of the year. They did well in the Fall of 2002 so that's pretty likely.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: SoNowThen on April 23, 2004, 01:59:00 PM
This guy I like. I'm glad he got to go back in and finalize his film. I will shell out the extra bucks to see it again.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: El Duderino on April 23, 2004, 02:04:48 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
This guy I like. I'm glad he got to go back in and finalize his film. I will shell out the extra bucks to see it again.


me too....i like the movie a lot and i'm interested to see what he adds to it.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: modage on April 23, 2004, 05:30:58 PM
yeah i think that interview sold me.  "I'm not pulling a Greedo".
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Tictacbk on April 23, 2004, 07:39:36 PM
Donnie Darko really didn't live up to my expectations...but for some reason this interview has made me want to give it a second chance.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on April 23, 2004, 08:11:26 PM
Quote from: Tictacbk
Donnie Darko really didn't live up to my expectations...but for some reason this interview has made me want to give it a second chance.


It's an amazing film. I love to get lost in it...  :)
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Chest Rockwell on April 24, 2004, 06:32:22 AM
I dunno if it was 'amazing' but it was good, sure. I never understood why people always said: "Unhh...it's so confusing I can sit and watch it like 30 times and still find little clues." It's more complicated than your average film, but its not THAT complicated (certainly no Mulholland Dr.)
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: modage on April 24, 2004, 09:15:00 AM
Quote from: Tictacbk
Donnie Darko really didn't live up to my expectations...but for some reason this interview has made me want to give it a second chance.

why did you have an expectation?  it was a little no-budget film from a first time director who before it was a nobody?

chest, i think its a little unfair to compare this to mulholland drive.  mulholland drive was a pilot with tons of unfinished threads that were being sewn for a potential series and often david lynch does things without a reason that could be interpted 100 different ways as clues, when sometimes they dont mean anything more than what they are.  donnie darko is a story that is self-contained and can be understood  because it was meant to be, not because its not complex enough.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Chest Rockwell on April 24, 2004, 09:48:23 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
chest, i think its a little unfair to compare this to mulholland drive.  mulholland drive was a pilot with tons of unfinished threads that were being sewn for a potential series and often david lynch does things without a reason that could be interpted 100 different ways as clues, when sometimes they dont mean anything more than what they are.  donnie darko is a story that is self-contained and can be understood  because it was meant to be, not because its not complex enough.

You're probably right. This is one of those movies that I'm a little harder on because I hate the people that like it. It's not very fair of me, but those people irritate me so much. I also hate the whole thing with highschoolers these days where it's so "hip" to be a Tarantinian. Except that his are films leave a much grander impression on my mind so it doesn't reflect negatively on the films themselves. Either way, Donnie Darko was good, not great. I'd say it was a rather impressive first film, though.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Tictacbk on April 24, 2004, 01:11:32 PM
Quote from: themodernage02

why did you have an expectation?  it was a little no-budget film from a first time director who before it was a nobody?


I didn't see it when it first came out and then when it was released on dvd a bunch of my friends saw it at different times and said like "this is my favorite movie ever." or "Its a movie you'll really like."   So I finally decided to see it.  Thats where my high expectations came from.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Find Your Magali on April 24, 2004, 02:08:32 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Seann William Scott is in negotiations to star in the project


Umm.....
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Shaggy on April 29, 2004, 08:22:16 AM
www.southlandtales.com
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: cron on April 29, 2004, 08:52:35 AM
Quote from: Shaggy
www.southlandtales.com


Wow, the music is great.
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Post by: coffeebeetle on April 29, 2004, 10:15:39 AM
Quote from: Gamblor geht weg.
Quote from: Slobh
Listen I was with Vonnegut the other day and he said I had a really nice dress so I don't know if Cat's Cradle is going to happen


Going in the sig...

Quote from: Banky

"This will be closer to the version that played Sundance in 2001," Kelly tells Fango. "It will contain a lot of deleted scenes that were included on the DVD, and stuff that people have never seen before. We're adding pop songs that we weren't able to use the first time, and new visual effects we couldn't afford the first time around. This edition will also have more answers to the questions the film raises," he promises.


Oh god. George Lucas Jr. This guy's just fucked his own movie.


Well at least he's putting in more music...I don't like the fact that he's adding more visuals and trying to "answer" those questions the film raises.  I like being able to interpret things my own way, not have it crammed down my throat.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Pubrick on April 29, 2004, 10:28:14 AM
let's not freak out until we see the damn thing.
Title: www.richard-kelly.net
Post by: Number_5 on April 30, 2004, 11:51:57 AM
As a late reply to this thread, you should be able to find the latest info on Richard Kelly (including the Donnie Darko Director's Cut and Southland Tales info) on a new fan website:   www.richard-kelly.net
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: coffeebeetle on May 08, 2004, 09:30:24 AM
Does anyone else find that site mildly annoying?
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: Banky on May 09, 2004, 08:13:20 PM
will somone post the new Donnie Darko DC poster
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 09, 2004, 10:22:33 PM
Quote from: Banky
will somone post the new Donnie Darko DC poster


My post at the bottom:
http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=529&start=390
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Post by: ElPandaRoyal on May 10, 2004, 06:00:21 AM
Quote from: coffeebeetle
Does anyone else find that site mildly annoying?


Yes.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 18, 2004, 11:09:22 AM
From Entertainment Weekly:

The 'Chicago' Effect
Can lightning strike twice? Musicals line up for the big screen.


Southland Tales

For writer-director Richard Kelly, the natural follow-up to 2001's wacko Donnie Darko was this sci-fi-thriller-comedy about a three-day heat wave in L.A. in 2008. Kelly's "musical designed for people who hate musicals" has an eclectic cast that includes Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, and Janeane Garofalo, with original music by Moby (and Kelly hopes, Trent Reznor). (2005)
Title: Re: Mr Blue Sky
Post by: Two Lane Blacktop on January 01, 2005, 03:48:28 PM
Quote from: Xixax
how many of you were duped into "DYING to see that movie!!!" when the Volkswagen "Mr. Blue Sky" commercial aired in theaters this summer???


That would be me.    :cry:  I was absolutely bummed when it wasn't a film.  I saw the commercial 5 or 6 times, though-  I have to say it was one of the better ads I've ever seen (not that ads should be shown in the theater in the first place!).  

2LB
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: modage on February 10, 2005, 02:46:37 PM
Kevin Smith on Richard Kelly's SOUTHLAND TALES
Source: AICN

I attended a Q&A with director Kevin Smith last night at the University of Connecticut.  It was fun long, and informative.  Barring a few ridiculous questions to guest Jason Mewes, it was a great time.    

I managed to sneak up to a microphone and churn out a question for Mr. Smith, regarding his involvement in Richard Kelly's upcoming film 'Southland Tales,' and the commentary he is doing on the 'Donnie Darko' director's cut DVD.  Kevin explained a bit about where he met Richard and how they came to be friends.  

While Kevin didn't reveal much about Southland Tales, he did say that Richard sent him the script, and it completely blew his mind.  He said it was a sort of combination of elements from 'Pulp Fiction,' 'The Player,' and 'Magnolia' (only the good parts of it), that is still nonetheless a Richard Kelly script.  He described it as a sprawling epic that he cannot wait for people to see.  He also added that Richard wants to completely change Kevin's look for the film.  He wants him to lose fifty pounds, shave his head, and his beard.  Kevin said that there was no hope on the fifty pounds, and since he is already going bald, he doesn't want to hasten the process by shaving his noggin.
Title: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: ono on February 10, 2005, 03:17:42 PM
I have been reading up on Southland Tales a bit, lately.  Donnie Darko Director's Cut is out next week, I guess that's why.  I remember the quote somewhere on Xixax where it was said Kelly wrote Southland Tales (nice title) to cheer himself up during the Donnie Darko troubles.  This reminded me of someone who read some scripts of his, a friend of a friend who worked in Hollywood last summer said this of it:
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"Southland Tales"- This is Magnolia meets Pulp Fiction with an end of the world twist thrown in. Basically a struggling troupe of actors, the movie star they attempt to kidnap, a spoiled, white-boy thug and his friends, the porn star dating the movie star, two crack-head gossip journalists trying to blackmail the movie star, and the cops trying to figure everything else out are ALL interconnected though they do not realize it. Lots of back-stabbings, double-crosses, strange connections, near-misses with each other, and prophecies about a doomsday movie script coming true. Very weird. This is Richard Kelley's next movie, though IMDB.com lists it as a Comedy/Musical, it is anything but.


Also, three other scripts he's read of Kelly's:
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"Knowing"- A thriller in which a time capsule from 1950 is opened, and a little girl predicted the deaths of JFK, Martin Luther King, and others, and some large events that are set to happen very soon.

"Bessie"- What seems to be a spoof on Jurassic Park, a script about a genetically engineered upright-walking, talking cow, and a team of experts who is brought in to ease her reveal to the public. Thigns go wrong, and, well....yeah it's really weird.

"Domino"- A script about a tough female bounty hunter and her team as they go through double-crosses, mob bosses, and the FBI while trying to save their necks from a setup. Tony Scott, Ridley's younger brother, looks to be directing this next. They are hoping Keira Knightley will star.


This is from July of last summer, just didn't think to post it then, so who knows how much of it is still accurate.  I see some brief stuff on Bessie and Domino was posted a while back.  This is a bit of elaboration on Southland Tales, at least.
Title: Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on September 16, 2007, 11:45:10 PM
Kelly launches Darko Entertainment
First film will be Abe Sylvia's 'Dirty Girl'
Source: Variety

On the eve of the release of his offbeat musical "Southland Tales," Richard Kelly has joined producing partner Sean McKittrick and financier Ted Hamm to form Darko Entertainment.

The entity, named for the writer-helmer's cult hit "Donnie Darko," will aim to back modestly budgeted, director-driven films.

First up is "Dirty Girl," skedded to start in November under the direction of tyro Abe Sylvia. "Dirty" is a co-venture with Killer Films, with longtime Killer associate John Wells serving as exec producer.

Killer is unveiling Sylvia's pic on the heels of a busy Toronto, where its "Then She Found Me," starring and directed by Helen Hunt, netted one of the fest's big sales, a $3 million North American deal.

Its Todd Haynes-directed Bob Dylan pic "I'm Not There" also unspooled to largely positive response after netting Cate Blanchett an acting prize and Haynes a special jury prize in Venice.

Also under the Darko banner is "The Box," a psychological thriller starring Cameron Diaz that is in pre-production. Pic is drawing on a recently announced fund from Media Rights Capitol.

Kelly's "Southland," a rough version of which preemed in Cannes two years ago, has been retooled and bows Nov. 9. It stars Justin Timberlake, Dwayne Johnson and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

With the Darko venture, McKittrick said, "Our goal is to get behind filmmakers with unique voices and take advantage of the Darko brand to help independent films reach a much wider audience."

While "Darko," a smash at Sundance, never became a "Little Miss Sunshine"-scale hit, the enigmatic film developed a sizable cult following. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore and Seth Rogen have helped drive DVD sales.
Title: Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: MacGuffin on March 09, 2012, 06:34:42 PM
Edgar Ramirez To Star In Richard Kelly's 'Corpus Christi' Produced By Robert Rodriguez & Eli Roth
Source: Playlist

Oh hey, Richard Kelly, remember him? He's the director who came out of the gate with promise with "Donnie Darko, and then squandered that goodwill with the bellyflop that was "Southland Tales" and then the horror movie no one saw called "The Box." For the past few years he's been trying to get "Corpus Christi" off the ground, and in fact, just over a year ago he was hoping to pull together the financing to shoot it last summer. Obviously that didn't happen but a couple fellow genre specialists are helping him to get the movie rolling.

Robert Rodrigeuz's newly formed Quick Draw Productions will team with Kelly's Darko Entertainment and Eli Roth to back "Corpus Christi." And even more, "Carlos" and "Wrath Of The Titans" star Edgar Ramirez will take the lead. And if you think Kelly has had it with high concept fare, guess again. Set in the distant future of 2014, the film follows a mentally unstable Iraq war veteran named Paciencia "Patience" De La Rosa, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who forges a strange and dangerous friendship with Ralph Salverson, a Texas industrialist. Previous reports had the latter as the owner of a supermarket chain, but we guess that has been tweaked.

Well, we gotta hand it to Kelly -- he's certainly not taking the safe or easy route. Though this is apparently a "more traditional narrative" the logline suggests something that's anything but ordinary. Shooting kicks off in July.
Title: Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: wilder on January 25, 2017, 05:01:39 PM
Richard Kelly Says He’s Planning Another ‘Donnie Darko’ Movie
via The Playlist

The story of director Richard Kelly is one of breakout talent, high expectations, a colossal crash and a fading away from the spotlight. In sixteen years ago this month when the filmmaker became the toast of Sundance with “Donnie Darko,” and by the end of 2001, Hollywood was his oyster. Kelly used his cachet to make “Southland Tales,” a sprawling, star-studded misfire that went into the Cannes Film Festival for its big premiere and never recovered from the reviews. Kelly would make one more feature, the forgettable 2009 horror “The Box,” and he’s since stayed out of the limelight. But he could be plotting a major return.

“Donnie Darko” is currently getting a major revival across the pond, hitting the big screen in a new restoration, and receiving a lavish Blu-ray release from Arrow Video. And chatting with HMV, Kelly teased that he could be returning with another “Donnie Darko” movie set in same universe as his most famous film.

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 said.

As you can tell, he’s being very cautious and rightfully so. Kelly already received blowback for his director’s cut version of the movie (many prefer the original theatrical cut), and “Donnie Dark” is still his greatest legacy, so of course, he wants to make sure he does it right. (And while there is 2009’s “S. Darko,” that sequel had zero involvement from Kelly). As for his next movie? He isn’t saying just yet, but he could be shooting something before the year is out.

I’ve been working on a lot of different projects. The trouble is they’re all very ambitious and expensive so they take a lot of time to get in place. We’re being very careful to set things up properly, but I’m planning to make up for lost time and make several movies back to back. It’s nice to be able to bring people back to where we started, but I plan to be back behind a camera in 2017,” he said.
Title: Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: WorldForgot on July 17, 2017, 09:01:29 PM
Richard Kelly Says He’s Planning Another ‘Donnie Darko’ Movie
via The Playlist

I’ve been working on a lot of different projects. The trouble is they’re all very ambitious and expensive so they take a lot of time to get in place. We’re being very careful to set things up properly, but I’m planning to make up for lost time and make several movies back to back. It’s nice to be able to bring people back to where we started, but I plan to be back behind a camera in 2017,” he said.

I'm glad, and I hope this is true. Finally decided to check out The Box after seeing the Cannes Cut of Southland Tales, and this Dude Has Got It, when It is an absurd amount of PKD Love. I wonder if Kelly has communed with VALIS.
Title: Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: jenkins on July 17, 2017, 09:14:00 PM
i like that you like PKD. not only is he a rare bird in general, but he's a southern California writer, as in south of LA, as in Orange County, specifically Santa Ana. the only other popular writer i know associated with OC is Dean Koontz. and John Steinbeck famously lived at 504 Park in Laguna Beach. well, famous in Laguna Beach. but OC isn't well-known for writers. but they had PDK so it's like whatever anyway, you know.
Title: Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: WorldForgot on July 17, 2017, 09:24:39 PM
i like that you like PKD. not only is he a rare bird in general, but he's a southern California writer, as in south of LA, as in Orange County, specifically Santa Ana. the only other popular writer i know associated with OC is Dean Koontz. and John Steinbeck famously lived at 504 Park in Laguna Beach. well, famous in Laguna Beach. but OC isn't well-known for writers. but they had PDK so it's like whatever anyway, you know.

PKD made University worthwhile to me... His works gave me insight to any course I wanted to take, math, philosophy history, then I read 'Divine Madness' a psychobiography of Dick's life along with The Exegesis. His writing has an arc that resembles his life, one that I could relate to more so than, like,  DFW or Pynchon, who my friends were always talking about, so I read his entire available bibliography and related works in the library to have my own lit-obsession, I think.

His tales of OC in The Selected Letters of Philip K Dick are so colorful it made me yearn for the sun of my homestate, Texas. But I've got student loans to pay off, so I lugged it over to LA. Blerg. Maybe I'll warp into CSU Fullerton's special collections and read his manuscripts, once I work out the dimensional mechanics.
Title: Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: jenkins on July 17, 2017, 09:32:35 PM
i only trust people who drop hard facts into casual conversation. kisses

if you travel to Fullerton you'll discover where republicans live. like in the movie Milk, when he has the republican debate, where the crowd is against him, that was in Fullerton. it's another side of CA
Title: Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
Post by: WorldForgot on July 17, 2017, 09:40:38 PM
i only trust people who drop hard facts into casual conversation. kisses

if you travel to Fullerton you'll discover where republicans live. like in the movie Milk, when he has the republican debate, where the crowd is against him, that was in Fullerton. it's another side of CA

The Lone Star state and that side of CA might have their similarities (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daSKfSFJlo4)

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