Richard Kelly Gets To Finish Tales

“Donnie Darko” director Richard Kelly is the man. Acclaimed filmmaker, party goer extraordinare and genetically blessed so that his looks resemble a cross gene-splicing of actor Jake Gyllenhaal and photographer Ian Shive.

Regular blogger too, the man has updated his MySpace Blog and given the good word – his long anticipated “Southland Tales” is finally getting finished. Here’s his latest entry:

“We have finally gotten the greenlight from Sony for the additional round of visual effects for Southland Tales. We will now be able to finish the film properly. Phew!

The film will be completely finished for the first public screening sometime mid-summer. Thank you everyone for your patience and I will let you know when the release date is decided upon and teaser trailer will be released”.

The ensemble piece is set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as Boxer Santaros, an action star stricken with amnesia whose life intertwines with Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar), an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and David Clark (Seann William Scott), a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.