‘Donnie Darko’ 4K restoration coming to U.S. theaters

The mind-bending cult classic has been remastered in ultra hi-definition and is being re-released in theaters for its 15th Anniversary.

**UPDATE** The Donnie Darko 4K restoration is officially coming to U.S. theaters starting March 31! According to Entertainment Weekly, the ultra hi-def restoration will premiere in the U.S. on March 30th in Los Angeles, and will play weeklong engagements in Los Angeles, New York, Denver, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, and San Francisco before expanding to Detroit, El Paso, Jacksonville, Austin, Dallas, and Baton Rouge.

Watch the stunning new trailer…


“28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds. That is when the world will end.”

It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since we first had our minds blown by Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly’s time-warping sci-fi-horror-thriller about a boy, a bunny, parallel universes, time travel, death and teen angst.

With the 15th Anniversary upon us in December, The British Film Institute is releasing a new 4K-restored version of the the film in theaters in the U.K., along with a stunning new hi-def trailer seen above.

Donnie Darko stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, and Maggie Gyllenhaal along with James Duval as Frank (the bunny) and Seth Rogan in one of his first film appearances.

It’s not immediately clear when the remastered version might be released in the U.S. – but hopefully it will be soon!

You can read this article on IndieWire for information about Donnie Darko‘s 4K restoration, the theatrical and Blu-Ray releases.


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