Donnie Darko facts: 》 It was Seth Rogen's first movie.While this comedian has starred in over forty films at this point in his career, making him one of the most recognizable faces in the industry, he played the bully Ricky Danforth. Years later, he still didn’t understand the movie. (lmao i can believe in that) 》The film just took 28 Days to shoot.28 days — otherwise known as the time left Donnie Darko had until the plane was going to crash. The best part? Richard Kelly swore that it's just a coincidence!
》There was a sequel about Samantha Darko. In 2009, Daveigh Chase reprised her role as Donnie's sister, Samantha Darko, in S. Darko—a poorly reviewed sequel that was made without Kelly’s involvement. In 2005, Kelly made it clear that he would never shoot a sequel to Donnie Darko because it would “destroy its integrity.”