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Donnie Darko Spinoff S. Darko Going Straight-to-DVD

sdarko-020409S. Darko, the upcoming Donnie Darko spinoff — with no involvment from the original director — about Donnie’s sister, will not be hitting theaters.  io9 reports that MGM home entertainment will instead be releasing the film straight-to-DVD on April 28th.  io9 further reports that the trailer will be screened at the New York Comic Con this weekend (February 6-8).  I’ve attached a photo from the movie above (courtesy Bloody-Disgusting, click to get a better look).

In the meantime, here’s the already released teaser:

S. Darko takes place in the summer of 1995, seven years after the original film. It follows Donnie Darko’s younger sister, Samantha (Daveigh Chase), who, in the wake of his death, has found herself at age 17 with a broken family, mired in feelings of insignificance. She and her best friend Corey (Evigan) set off on a road trip to Hollywood in a bid to ‘make it big’, but their journey is cut short when their car breaks down unexpectedly, leaving them stranded in a small desert town. When a meteorite happens to crash-land nearby, Samantha is plagued by bizarre visions telling of the universe’s end and it appears that their breakdown was part of some grander plan. When she finds out she was actually adopted by the Darkos, and that she is in no way related to Donnie, she must face her own demons and, in doing so, save the world and herself.

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