The metaphysical horror enigma Donnie Darko came and went without much fanfare in the turbulent months following September 11, 2001. After becoming hit overseas, however, the film went on to become a cult sensation with unusually rabid followers. Now, as Donnie Darko prepares to celebrate its 15th Anniversary, director Richard Kelly and the folks at Arrow Films are putting the finishing touches on a 4K digital restoration for release on Blu-Ray in time for Christmas.
Kelly made the announcement via Twitter: “Christmas! 4K Blu-ray restoration of #DonnieDarko from the original negative. @ArrowFilmsVideo @StevenPosterASC”.
No word on whether the 4K will be of the original Donnie Darko or the Director’s Cut released in 2008. We’ll keep you posted as details emerge.
Official Synopsis: In a funny, moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenager is about to take Time’s Arrow for a ride. After surviving a freak accident, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to explore what it means to be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny.