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Reply #90 on: March 09, 2012, 06:34:42 PM
Edgar Ramirez To Star In Richard Kelly's 'Corpus Christi' Produced By Robert Rodriguez & Eli Roth
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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.
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Reply #91 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.


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Reply #92 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.


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Reply #93 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.


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Reply #94 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.


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Reply #95 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


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Reply #96 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

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Reply #97 on: September 04, 2019, 05:46:27 PM
Richard Kelly Reportedly Working On A Biopic About ‘Twilight Zone’ Creator Rod Serling
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If we transport ourselves back in time to 2001, you might find that filmmaker Richard Kelly had the entire world ahead of him. After the breakout success of his film “Donnie Darko,” all eyes were on the filmmaker and what he might do next. Sadly, for Kelly, by the time 2006’s “Southland Tales” arrived in theaters and was one of the biggest bombs of the year, his future became far more grim. But hey, even though he’s yet to recapture the glory of ‘Darko’ (which was literally attempted in “S. Darko,” with the filmmaker denying any involvement), Kelly has proven to be an interesting filmmaker that many are expected to triumphantly return at some point in the future.

Well, according to a report from Production Weekly (via Comicbook.com), Kelly’s next feature, his first since 2009’s “The Box,” is said to be a biopic about famed “Twilight Zone” creator/star Rod Serling. As mentioned, Serling is best known as the creator-host of the iconic anthology series “The Twilight Zone.” His legendary voice and calm demeanor introduced each and every episode of the acclaimed, groundbreaking series.

The report says that Kelly will not only write the script but put himself in the director’s chair, also. As was alluded to above, the filmmaker has yet to reach the heights that “Donnie Darko” achieved in his later films, “Southland Tales” and “The Box.” His last film credit includes a producer’s credit for “Operation: Endgame” in 2010. Outside of that, Kelly has remained quiet until now, with this Rod Serling biopic perhaps being his first film in almost a decade.


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Reply #98 on: September 04, 2019, 05:58:35 PM
Possibly the most boring comeback possible—so it has it chances to be real, this time...
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Reply #99 on: September 06, 2019, 12:55:17 PM
“Southland Tales” arrived in theaters and was one of the biggest bombs of the year

Budget:$17,000,000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $374,743

13 years later and I still believe that Southland Tales is an excellent film.  At this point I'm just waiting for it to archive cult classic status sometime in the future.


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Reply #100 on: September 06, 2019, 01:08:04 PM
Robyn if you haven't seen the Cannes Cut, I've got a handy link I can PM.
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Reply #101 on: September 06, 2019, 01:21:25 PM
I've only seen the version on my DVD, so please send it (:


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Reply #102 on: September 06, 2019, 03:31:29 PM
The Cannes Cut is good. A different puzzle.
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