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Hey folks, Harry here with some info on Richard Kelly and what he's up to. He's also been involved on a project called KNOWING, but I hear they've run into some script disputes over that project so it may not be his next project at this date... Cameron getting Kelly to do a project could be a great thing, after all, the way Jim sheparded and protected Soderbergh's SOLARIS from any studio interference was very commendable and with a director of Richard Kelly's talents... having an 800lb Gorilla in his corner would assure us of another quality project and that he would have a good place to direct from. Here ya go... I would love further information on this project if you have any!

Hi Harry,

I've not contacted you before, but got a bit of an exclusive. Anyway you could give my site a mention as a part of this? I run as a hobby and it is very popular...

You know the film Donnie Darko? Well there has been quite a bit of speculation as to what the director of it, Richard Kelly, would be working on next. Well, he is now in the works with James Cameron to direct another sci-fi film by the name of "The Rift". It's a story about a group of NY University college kids that are lead by a team of physics professors to build a Dimensional Rift in the middle of the Antarctic.

All the best,


Malcolm Campbell

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  • Dec. 30, 2002, 2:21 a.m. CST

    First posters be damned!

    by FD Resurrected

    They bore me. To repeat Uncle Fucka's phrase, fuck first posters, fuck 'em up the ass. James Cameron haven't directed a motion picture in 5 years. Me thinks he's pulling Kubrick...

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 2:44 a.m. CST

    I'm a soul-mutha-fuckin machine!

    by Tall_Boy

    and maybe Solaris needed some studio influence.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Where did the idea come from?

    by The Hillbrothers

    I did a couple of quick searches on the big sites, and this doesn't seem to be based on any book by that title. I'm a big Donnie Darko fan, and I'm intrigued by the fact that Kelly's next is Sci-Fi. He seems to have a respect for the genre, while being able to maintain a sense of realism. I wonder if this is an original story idea, anyone know? With Sci-Fi movies about dimensional rifts and such, you never know what you're going to get. Contact came close to greatness, and failed, in my opinion. And then there are crapfests like Event Horizon or Sphere, in which that cliche, psychological, everyone-goes-crazy shit happens. Throw the whole time travel genre in there too (because it falls broadly into the category) and you really have a mixed bag. Anyway, I'll hope for good things from this guy. And how exactly does one suck a fuck?

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 3:54 a.m. CST

    The idea comes from

    by Novelty

    the "His Dark Materials" Trilogy, by Philip Pullman. At least, I'd suspect that's where it comes from, as the trilogy features dimensional rifts around the North Pole.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 4:26 a.m. CST

    industry killer and FD

    by Biggus Dickus

    IndustryKiller-it is "you're" not "your", you dumb twat! Also, dipshits that post only to rant against first posters- fuck them up their stupid asses! BTW, can't wait to see how Richard Kelly's next work turns out...

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 5:03 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller: Get a Life

    by Lazarus Long

    Is there anything more pathetic than a talkbacker's righteous indignation at not getting his "I'm first" message on the list? And then cursing out Harry for not posting a disclaimer outlawing First posters? What is wrong with you fucking people? How about having something to say about the film discussed, and writing about it? After all, it's only the PURPOSE of the fucking talkback. Loser.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 5:54 a.m. CST

    DONNIE DARKO sucks the sweaty, shit-stained, reeking balls of a

    by heywood jablomie

    So we're clear about Richard Kelly's talent level. Right?

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 6:13 a.m. CST


    by DukeTheBastard

    Bollocks. James Cameron ain't gonna direct this. He's a nancy boy loser. This project is gonna blow anyway, especially even more if Cameron get's his paws on it.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 6:14 a.m. CST

    hey biggus dickus

    by Nihilon

    the only thing sadder than dipshits that post only to rant against first posters, are dipshits that post only to rant against dipshits that post only to rant against first posters... but sadder still, maybe, are dipshits like myself that post only to rant against dipshits that post only to rant against dipshits that post only to rant against first posters. oh, and i liked donnie darko.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 10:33 a.m. CST

    i'm seriously doubting your committment to Sparkle Motion...

    by John Crichton

    see donnie darko now if you havent already...good stuff :)

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 10:35 a.m. CST

    So we're clear about heywood jablomie's mental age. Right?

    by The Outlander

    Donnie Darko is an astonishing film.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 10:37 a.m. CST

    seriously...bring back first posters!

    by superfriend

    Harry when did you become so uptight? get off your high horse man. Give us our FREEDOM. The first talkbacker should have a choice whether to be an idiot or not, its our choice. Bring back first posters! It was fun, funny, and gave continuity in the talkback. First posters became a running gag, between us (those who read your site) and it should die with us. We should decide when the joke gets old not you. Wheres your server located, in Red China!? is this censorship Harry?

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Cameron's turning into Howard Hughes.

    by Christopher3

    Or Orson Welles, slowly but surely. And "Donnie Darko," while certainly original, wasn't all that good.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Donnie Darko was fairly original.

    by one9deuce

    It also had a couple of good sequences that were choreographed to good music. But it was convuluted, and the sort of movie that I don't care if I ever see again. James Cameron HAS run out of ideas. Every single director in history has had this happen to them, and he is no different. It is possible that he will never direct again. Maybe he can do what Steven Speilberg does and bring new perspectives to his personal ideas. Speilberg seems to always stick with benevolent Sci-Fi and World War 2 era type films. Those are his areas and luckily he has made some diverse films from them. I like the idea of Cameron using his (diminishing) power to get projects made that normally wouldn't. That is good for us, the viewing public. Lastly, BadAssUncleFucka, what exactly are you warning first posters of? Someones going to read a sentence of yours and......what? I guess I don't get it. I mean your NOT going to do anything so why bother. Your like one of those little Pomeranian dogs that I sometimes see in a parked car. Barking their heads off, acting all vicious, but everyone knows that they aren't going to do a damn thing. Even if the dog got out of the car, they still wouldn't do shit. Like you. But DON'T stop. I laugh my ass off at how pathetic those little dogs act, and I do the same thing about you.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 12:56 p.m. CST

    www.Solaris blew and dragged

    by NeofromtheMatrix

    Solaris was utter shit. Sure, the philosophical stuff was interesting, but the film in general was a LONG and BORING road to travel to finally get to a mediocre ending. 90 minutes that seemed like well over three hours, in a bad way. Cameron should just stick to sci-fi action genre. There, at least, he is able to achieve greatness. Oh, and Titanic sucked ass.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I like First Posters...

    by Creflo A. Dollar

    ...I think it's fun. They say first a few times (course only 1 of them is truly first) and then the talkbacks begin. I don't understand why ppl get all bent out of shape over it **coughbadassunclefucka**, I don't see the what the big deal is. Live and let live, I say. Oh, and remember to support Creflo, keep those dollars coming!

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 2:03 p.m. CST


    by holidayinn

    The Catcher in the Rye of our generation. A beautiful, mind-blowing epic that demands repeat viewings. The greatest film made by anyone in the under-35 film generation of Shymalan, Anderson, Anderson, etc. Watch it and watch it again.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Donnie Darko kicks ass (and let first posters be free!)

    by frosteey

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 3:20 p.m. CST


    by 81666

    i still can't believe guys like Badassuncle seriously think he's biting and hilarious, an unmatched sarcastic individual. like when you tried to ream some other jerk on this board and said you're insults were legendary. (oh and i remember your aborted attempt to insult me) i remember complete tools like you in college walking around yapping away massaging their own ego. (thank god that one star wars jerk got choked in class and quit school. that was hilarious IMO) but what's the point of this, it isn't the just focus on you BAUF, but just posters that deem themselves so funny they feel like they're somewhat important. that their job on league of @$$holes makes them better than us. PLEASE. fuck you guys, your opinions mean shit to us. you are no one... n o t h i n g. no offense of course. - 81666

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 3:22 p.m. CST

    WHAT ABOUT THE COW!?!?!?!?!

    by SamBlackChvrch21


  • Dec. 30, 2002, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Gee, maybe Cameron will actually direct something one of these d

    by a goonie

    You know, something that isn't the series finale to a terrible television series that he created.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 4:12 p.m. CST

    from concept to completion, Donnie Darko truly, and sincerely, e

    by *groundwork*

    talk about the most pretentious, weightless, self-aware piece of shit of the last few years. there may an interesting idea in there somewhere, it's probably what drew me to it, but god do i hate that fucker. every single line of dialogue sounds a tagline from Point Break. It probably doesn't help that everything about the lead character makes me gag, from his dumbass name, to his dumbass scowl. Even more upsetting are the film's holier-than-thou fans that think that anyone that didn't like it just "didn't get it". Sorry, peddle that shit somewhere else, along with The Strokes. Having said that though, I WILL check out this next project.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Q: What are feces? A: Baby mice!

    by Biggus Dickus

    Industry Killer, I simply feel that if you are going to say fuck you to Harry and then rant about how insignificant you feel he has become, you should make certain that certain grammatical mistakes are not made. Oh, and thanks for the info on my user id. I'll soon change it to something that will be sure to make people pay me the proper amount of respect. Maybe if I pick a really super one, people will fear and/or worship me, all due to my kick-ass user id! Also, maybe Uncle-fucker is crying out for help. Perhaps as a youth his dog was raped by a roving gang of first posters, or something along those lines. Let go of the anger...

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 8:04 p.m. CST

    the idea SHOULD come from

    by Nocturnaloner

    Those Annoying Post Brothers, by Matt Howarth, about two psychotic assholes who can create rifts in spacetime wherever the fuck they want.

  • Dec. 30, 2002, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Good news all round.

    by Schnorbitz

    Donnie Darko was absolutely superb. It was so great to see (twice) an intelliegent, hilarious and ultimately moving film, and not one where you knew precisely what plot developments were coming next (such as Scorpion King). Jake Gyllenhaal emerged as the best young actor around at the moment (also saw him in the West End earlier his year - he acted Hayden Christenseon off the stage), but any actor needs a good script and director to shine. You know, I'm a physics student, graduating this year, with shedloads of acting experience behind me... I was an extra standing behind Gwyneth Paltrow this year, and I was an extra walking past Toby Stephens this year too ( I failed to recognise him, but this was 2 months before Die Another Day came out). And if The Surprising History of Sex and Love with Terry Jones ever makes it to the Discovery Channel, I actually have a line to say. This year on stage, I played several clones of a well known Austrian physicist, and I also played my first eponymous role: see I'm sorry, I'm just a bit depressed about how boring physics could actually be for a career, after opening up a text book for the first time since November. I fell asleep 2 pages into chapter one. Oh Richard, Mr Kelly, please can I be in your film. I can do a New York accent. Listen: "If Oi oanly haad the noy-eeve."

  • Dec. 31, 2002, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Sounds cool!!!

    by Lord_Soth

  • Dec. 31, 2002, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Groundwork . . .

    by God Of Forkery

    Or whatever your name is . . .goddamn I love you cynics. You slag the SHIT out of a guy's hard work, then you turn right around and you're all like "oh well, I'll go see this next one." Fucking amusing. Thank you. You've put a smile on my face. I don't know what's worse . . .posturing bastards who think they have taste, or the mindless sheep I cater to every day at my video store who just want to watch shit like "XXX" and "Unfaithful." At least the sheep have no pretense about the things they watch . . .

  • Dec. 31, 2002, 8:25 p.m. CST

    dorks, firsts, and donnie darko

    by marvelousmark1

    For shits and giggles i checked out that kid's website where he (or someone) has a feeble attempt to bash Harry. All it was was a lame series of comics (i think they were designed to be funny..) about video games. Comics about video games... Whether this kid runs that web site or frequents it... I couldnt believe anymore that this person is a complete waste of human life. Harry runs a website that is here for your service. Like everyone in the world, talkbackers certainly not excluded, he has an opinion which he is entitled to. If you, like the creators of that dumb website, dont appreciate the service that Harry provides you.. ignore it. I dont always agree with Harry, but i'm grateful the site is here to provide a heads up, give me a general idea of whats coming out soon, and provides a nice forum for the discussion of what i love, film. Why waste your team on HARRY's site.. bashing him buddy? In fact... why waste your time reading (or making) comics about video games, and comics about a guy who reviews movies? While you sit around on HARRY's site, refreshing every 5 seconds so you can post "first!" every time a new article is posted, a whole world out there of worthwhile things is passing you by. I'm sorry you got beat up in high school, and probably didnt play sports.. but being first on an online message board isnt going to compensate for that... so keep it to yourself. If you want to talk about movies, by all means please do.. if not.. you're wasting everyone elses time, mainly your own. As for movies: i intend to discuss them. I love Donnie Darko, but respect that it may not work for everyone. I think that anyone that says they understand Donnie Darko is lying, and that everyone can interpret the film however they want. Some parts may border on pretencious, but all-in-all i think props need to be given to the film because it inspires so many different views and takes on the film. If I ever make a film that doesnt make people talk about it, i've failed. A good film is one that forces people to disagree and people to think. Donnie Darko does just that, every time i see it, i am forced to think a little deeper. I'm eager for anything this guy directs in the future... and if Jimmy C wants to see to it that this happens, more power to him.

  • Jan. 1, 2003, 4:14 a.m. CST

    People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

    by Ribbons

    Ya know, a Donnie Darko talkback probably isn't a good place for this soapbox speech, but what the hell. A movie doesn't necessarily have to be hard to get to be well-made. Other movies may not be your brand of tea, but to say you've failed as a filmmaker if your movies don't get people thinking, especially if you're not a filmmaker, isn't really fair. 8 Mile, which I'm sure everybody on this site hates anyway, was well-made. Antwone Fisher may not be particularly enticing to anyone here, but it was well-made. Hell, this site gives Peter Jackson a blowjob everyday, and it's not like Lord of the Rings has an inscrutable message behind it. The mentality seeps through this website, where stuff like Equilibrium gets championed, but there's never any love for a movie like The Brothers. I like movies that make you think; if you put a gun to my head, I'd probably say I preferred those kinds of flicks, but a lot of hard work goes into more straightforward films, and to say stuff like "Cameron/Spielberg/Shyamalan/Zemeckis is a hack" or whatever is really denying the storytelling capabilities these guys have. Well, that's my rant. Get your tomatoes ready. By the way, I'd say Cameron could only become Orson Welles by acting in his movies, gaining 200 pounds, and gaining the coveted ability to grow a dead squirrel in place of a mustache.

  • Jan. 1, 2003, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Hey, Donnie Darko fans!

    by heywood jablomie

    What was the thing that really clinched the movie for you as brilliant? Was it the five-minute-long even-geekier- than-Tarantino rant about the sex life of the Smurfs? Or maybe the casting of the chick from Knots Landing as Donnie Darko's shrink? Or how about the performances of Mom and Dad--all directed to be exactly like Dee Wallace laughing at Elliott's "Penisbreath!" in E.T.? Or was it the 101 allusions to bad movies from Back to the Future to The Goonies? Kelly is like a Gen-Y Paul Thomas Anderson...and PTA, whatever you say about him, at least has the taste to STEAL FROM GOOD STUFF. His movies say, "Hey! Remember 'Nashville'!" instead of "Hey! Remember Urkel?"

  • Jan. 2, 2003, 2:15 a.m. CST

    separating the art from the artist

    by *groundwork*

    Forkery, I could give a rat's ass where, let alone who comes into your work. If you want to label me as one thing or another, fine, fuck it, i can't really say i care. I simply have too many problems with Donnie Darko to file in line and herald its so-called genius. Since this article is about Kelly and not necessarily Donnie Darko, I won't bother listing all my disappointments with it. BUT I think it's possible for any artist to hone his craft, and that's why I'll give his next one a shot. How that is cynical is beyond me, I find it pretty hopeful. Who knows, I may hate it, love it, or fall somewhere in the middle. The fact that I detest his first film isn't going to make me pigeon-hole him for the rest of eternity in my book.

  • Jan. 2, 2003, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Haven't seen Donnie Darko...

    by Salem Hanna

    ...or Solaris for that matter. But I'm glad Cameron is a supposedly hands-off producer, it's nice to think even the director of a billion dollar hit can have that much faith in his rivals/colleagues. And to be honest, though I loved his sci-fi hits back when I was a teenager, I wouldn't be THAT sorry if he never directed again. Any film he makes now would be a letdown after such a long wait since his last one, and given the commercial/award winning success of that one I reckon none of his filmaking team would have the balls to tell him when he's doing something wrong, so it'll probably come to the big screen riddled with flaws.