S. Darko will be previewed this weekend at New York Comic Con, with director Chris Fisher and some of the cast from the sequel to cult classic Donnie Darko. For those of you who can’t see the preview of apparently new footage, to judge for yourselves if the rumors of it smelling like who-did-it-and-ran are true, and discuss the why of it all with filmmakers, I found the official website, which has this creepy photo of Daveigh Chase as Samantha Darko, along with the first teaser poster.
Screen Rant reported yesterday that S. Darko is not good, and will, in fact go directly to DVD. That sucks, because the Donnie Darko is on many a top-ten list of all time favorite movies. I’ll report honestly on what I see at the weekend event, but after some of the reports I’ve read, I’m not expecting much.
Here is the official synopsis of S. Darko:
The continuation of cult classic Donnie Darko finds now eighteen year-old classic beauty Samantha Darko (Daveigh Chase) and her rebellious best-friend Corey Richardson (Briana Evigan) in the midst of a cross-country road-trip to ‘make it big’ in Hollywood.
But their big dreams are cut short when their water pump blows outside of a tiny Utah town.
Stranded with the local teens for a few days until their car’s fixed, Sam and Corey are less than thrilled at the delay…and when an unexplained meteorite crash-lands in town that night, it soon becomes clear that there is much more at play than just a chance breakdown.
Plagued by bizarre hallucinatory dreams warning her of the universe’s eminent end, as well as grief over her own loss of family, Sam must face the demons she has fled back at home. Aided by the unlikely town locals, Sam learns the true meaning of family and friendship, and in doing so, saves both herself and the world.
The Chris Fisher (Nightstalker) film stars Jackson Rathbone, Ed Westwick, Briana Evigan, Elizabeth Berkley, Daveigh Chase, James Lafferty, Matthew Davis, John Hawkes, Zulay Henao, Kristina Malota, Marina Malota, Bret Roberts and Barbara Tarbuck.
Visit the website for more info about the film at www.sdarko.com.