S. Darko will be begrudgingly released on DVD at the end of April.
Having kept a close gawp on the Donnie Darko sequel we're still not completely sure what it is. Is it a straight follow-up, or a weird re-imagining?
All signs pointed to sequel when the film was first proclaimed. The plot picks up seven years after the original flick, with Donnie's little sis, now aged 18, deciding to go on a road trip with one of her pals. A bloke in a rabbit suit shows up, the rest is history.
But having seen the poster and the trailer, we're starting to think this thing has to be a remake. Either that or the filmmakers are totally bereft of original ideas. Click through our feature and decide for yourselves...
We'll start with the posters. Donnie's at the top, Samantha's at the bottom. As you can see, all the S. Darko marketing team seem to have done is slap Samantha on the original poster, deleted the old cast, stretched the rabbit, adjusted the colours a bit, pinned it up on the wall and said:
"It might look pretty much exactly the same, but don't worry, no one will notice. Donnie Darko fans are all stoners, and most stoners wouldn't notice if you shaved their heads in the night and painted their faces green. It'll be fine." This seems to be a logic they've applied to the film, too.