Cult classics rise from the ashes of box office failures to become certain film canon staples in their own right, and, of those, Donnie Darko is a force of nature. It’s the kind of movie you watch with your high school friends late at night, or with your college friends who are astonished that you never saw it in high school. Its director Richard Kelly hasn’t lost any of that Donnie Darko fever yet, as he has some ideas to make a(nother), “more ambitious” sequel.
Donnie Darko, perhaps the cult-iest of cult movies, made barely a ripple when it premiered in theaters in 2001, but since then has become a cult classic phenomenon, an essential film for disenfranchised teens and time travel aficionados alike. And, like, many cult classics these days, it’s getting a theatrical re-release, this time in glorious 4K resolution.