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Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Gunfingers » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:28 pm UTC

Thread title totally original and not stolen from the forum where i originally found out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Darko

It's about Donnie's sister, who is the only one from the original cast to return, it seems. Still, i'll probably see it.

Also, all responses in this thread should feature comical sequel titles. Mine: Donnie Darko 2: Electric Darkaloo

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby tin » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:35 pm UTC

Donnie Darko 2: The Darkening

I don't know about this. When the original director isn't involved, I usually set my hope phaser to 'low'. From going on the premise on that Wikipedia page, it doesn't seem to offer anything new, and i'm not even sure a sequel to Donnie Darko would offer something new. I'll keep my eye on it, methinks.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:04 pm UTC

Donnie Darko 2: Darko Polo
Donnie Darko 2: Who Framed Frank the Rabbit?

...I feel like this isn't working.

Why would this movie even have a sequel? (I think it was conceived as its own strange entity and should be left as such.) I don't think it can lead anyplace good.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby 22/7 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:35 pm UTC

Agreed. I loved the original and it kind of hurts my insides a little to think that they're going to make another.

Do you think that people thought about plays/operas this way a couple hundred years ago?
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:41 pm UTC

Donnie Darko 2: Darkness is a dish best served Dark
or, if that's too long, just Donnie Darko 2: A dish served Dark.

Anyway, I don't see this ending well...at all.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby 22/7 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:08 pm UTC

22/7 wrote:Agreed. I loved the original and it kind of hurts my insides a little to think that they're going to make another.

Do you think that people thought about plays/operas this way a couple hundred years ago?


Edit: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Chocolate, Donnie Darko 2: The Darker It Is, The Harder It Falls
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Robin S » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:18 pm UTC

Darko in Dhaka?

Or perhaps Dark and Darker.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Mother Superior » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:21 pm UTC

Sleepless in Darko?
Escape from Donnie?
Donnie Darko of the third kind?

I'm sorry, I'm not very good at this.

Anyway, this can and will be nothing but shit-coated crap.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby TheAmazingRando » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:28 pm UTC

Sucks that Richard Kelly isn't involved, but from what I've heard of Southland Tales, I'm not sure even a sequel directed by him would be any good.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Mother Superior » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:41 pm UTC

How could it? If there's any movie that should never have a sequel made to it, it's Donne Darko.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby asanisimasa » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:57 pm UTC

I really can't see how this movie can be anything other than terrible.

Donnie Darko 2: Live Dark or Die
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Donnie Darko 2: Return of the Rabbit
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby segmentation fault » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:49 pm UTC

why the hell did they cast elizabeth berkeley
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Thousand » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:24 pm UTC

Hahahaha oh man they have Goku as Frank the Rabbit! This is going to be horrible :D

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Narsil » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:34 pm UTC

Donnie Darko II: Sometimes They Come Dark Again
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby aleflamedyud » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:37 pm UTC

Donnie Darko 2: Mo' Darko

And I, too, question why "Donnie Darko" needs a sequel. If someone wants to do what amounts to professional Donnie Darko fanfic, they should ask Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and the bunch to write a Futurama movie with a comedic take on "Donnie Darko".
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Gunfingers » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:38 pm UTC

Donnie Darko 2: The Night is Always Darkest Just Before the Donnie

I was kinda proud of that one.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby asanisimasa » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:11 pm UTC

Just to give you an idea about the probable quality of Donnie Darko 2: Night of the Living Darko, here are the IMDB ratings of the directors other three films: 3.5, 5.5, 4.0.

It seems like it'll be less than straight-to-DVD quality, but since it's a 'sequel' to a popular film, it'll probably get a wider release and a lot of people will feel obligated to see it.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Gunfingers » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:19 pm UTC

See, that's the wierd thing. This wasn't really a widely popular film. It was a cult classic. The kinds of people to whom cult classics appeal are not the kind of people who would watch a sequel just 'cuz. I honesly don't know what the expected appeal of Donnie Darko 2: Donnie Darko and the Chamber of Secrets is supposed to be. The only people who would ever watch it are Donnie Darko fans, and they're all hating the very thought of it.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby asanisimasa » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:29 pm UTC

Yeah, that's true. They hate the thought of it, but that curiosity will make them want to see Donnie Darko and the Temple of Dark. I would think it would run the festival circuits first, and people will see it and realize it is terrible, and then go straight to DVD. But Fox has the distribution rights (and the budget is twice as much as the first film, which is still pretty small), and they might hype it up, attempt to give it a wider appeal, and give it a wider release, or at least a top 50 markets and see how it does.

Does anyone know a projected release date? They're currently shooting it, and all I'm seeing is some time next year.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Gunfingers » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:37 pm UTC

Sadly, i probably will see 2 Donnie 2 Darko because i'm a tool. And curious.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby TheAmazingRando » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:38 pm UTC

Donnie Darko is a cult film, maybe, but a lot of people have seen it, or at least heard about it, in the past 7 years or so. I think Darko Strikes Back, suck or not, could still do well in the box office.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby davef » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:44 pm UTC

Donnie Does Darko.

Donnie Darko 2: Throw Donnie From A Plane.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Malice » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:55 pm UTC

My sentiments are also: this will make zero money. Not that the original made much money to begin with...

I also really, really hope they don't just repeat all the same crazy stuff in the first one. We don't need Frank to come back, because he was that story. We don't need mysterious portals. We don't need time travel.

We don't need the movie, but the least they could do is try and make it original along the same themes, and not just a carbon copy of what was essentially an accident to begin with.

Oh, and uh...

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby krick » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:08 pm UTC

This is probably one of the only sequels I would consider not watching lest it taint the original. It could be good, but I'll not be seeing it opening day.

Maybe a companion film would be better. Not necessary or desirable, but better. A story that takes place in the same universe, but doesn't involve Frank or any of the original characters. I really like the ambiguity of the original's ending.

If they can't do that, I hope they expand the events with midichlorians kind grace and Spidey 3 retcon.

And I don't have a sequel title to share.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby SomeoneElse » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:30 pm UTC

Ugh, this is a bit electric boogaloo. In fact, it reminds me of The Butterfly Effect 2, which also had a totally unneeded sequel by a random director/writer who just wanted to restep the original film.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby TheAmazingRando » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:49 pm UTC

I don't see how it would even make sense to have Frank in the sequel. My guess is that this movie will try to be another mindfuck, but in the process contradict all the theories about the first film, and ultimately just end up a muddied mess of meaningless what-the-hell-does-that-mean? moments.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Amnesiasoft » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:20 am UTC

Malice wrote:Donnie Darko 2: Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Dark Cowboys

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Mathmagic » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:19 am UTC

Donnie Darko: State of the Union, as has already been said, will fail spectacularly. I was perfectly content being left dazed and confused after the first movie; what's left to milk out of the storyline!? I guess the answer the director/producers have is "Donnie's sister of course!".
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Dark Ragnarok » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:26 am UTC

I'm actually thinking this will turn out well. I got a feeling it won't be as good, but it's actually wroth watching. That's my intuition.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Dream » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:44 am UTC

Donnie Darko 2: Don't Do What Donnie Darko Doesn't Do should be an entirely unrelated straight drama about the sister dealing with the aftermath of a family tragedy. Would work as a simple drama, but would connect with the original in some ways, and confusing "plot holes" would make sense when events from the first movie are analysed and taken into account.

But that won't happen. It'sll be a weird-fest. A crappy weird-fest.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Jack Saladin » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:37 am UTC

Anyone remember American Psycho 2?

I'm pretty sure that the direct-to-DVD sequels to great movies are, in fact, the worse kind of movies there are of all.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:41 pm UTC

Donnie Darko 2: When Donnie Met Frank

It is confirmed that it's a sequel and not some shitty prequel, right?
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Gunfingers » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:44 pm UTC

As i'm not sure if you're simply making a joke based on the title you submitted: yes, it's a sequel taking place five years later and focusing on his now-pretty-hot sister.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby rrwoods » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:08 pm UTC

I haven't seen the original yet, so I don't know whether I want to see Donnie Darko 2: The Second Donnie Darko Movie.

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:56 pm UTC

Gunfingers wrote:As i'm not sure if you're simply making a joke based on the title you submitted: yes, it's a sequel taking place five years later and focusing on his now-pretty-hot sister.

A little of both. Just making sure D20:Revenge of Darko isn't based on his precocious 7 year old sister (as it's in the past!) and her... I don't know, use of fucked-up alternate universe powers and monkey sidekick to outwit jewel thieves or something equally idiotic.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby nsmjohn » Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:14 pm UTC

I'll be honest; I'm going to watch Donnie Darko 2: Army of Darko. I can see ways in which they can do it "right" but odds are they will take those ways into account and then run as far in the opposite direction as possible.

I couldn't agree more that Donnie Darko is one of the few movies that does not need a sequel and in fact is a bit cheapened even by the idea. DD2: Darko United is probably going to suck and even if it doesn't it still defiles something that was great, I'm still going to see it though.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby grythyttan » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:58 pm UTC

I think that this has a possibility of being a watchable movie, but it will probably br disatrous to watch Donnie in the dark while hoping that it has anything to do with the original.

Also: Darkly Dreaming Donnie

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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Spoffin » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:25 am UTC

Oh me yarm they're finally doing a sequel!!! This is going to ROCK! I've waited such a long time to find out what happened.

I'm hoping it will be called "Darkos On EVERY Plane!", and it will deal with the feature of Donnie Darko clones who come from from another dimension.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby Maseiken » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:17 am UTC

Donnie Darko 2: 2Dark, 2Donnies


it'd be about an alternate timeline Donnie who survives, and comes back in time to save original Donnie. Hilarity ensues.
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Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Postby cyberia » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:53 am UTC

Oh god, why? Reading the wikipedia entry made me a very sad panda. This has to be the most unnecessary sequel ever.

Also, I originally came to the thread to make this joke and was annoyed to see I'd been ninja'd by the OP:

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