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Sarah Michelle Gellar - "Southland Tales" Movie - Richard kelly Talks

Thursday 20 January 2005, by Webmaster

Kelly Preps SF Southland Tales

Director Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) told SCI FI Wire that he’s set to make his sophomore film effort, Southland Tales, which should go into production this spring with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seann William Scott in the leads. "Without giving too much away, it’s a big social satire, but it’s also a black comedy, and it combines elements of science fiction and thrillers and even musicals," Kelly said in an interview. "So it’s a hybrid."

Kelly, who scored a cult hit with his big-screen debut, Donnie Darko, added, "When I try to explain [Southland Tales] to people, they kind of go, ’Whaaat?’ They don’t understand what I’m trying to do. Hopefully when people see it all assembled they’ll get what I’m trying to do. But it’s very hard to explain now. It’s just a big, provocative epic story that’s much more elaborate and complicated, I would say, than Donnie Darko, but in the same spirit of adventurousness, though on a completely different level. I definitely don’t want to repeat myself. I’m done with teen alienation. I’m done with the ’80s. I’m ready to move on to other eras now."