Allow me to reintroduce myself… My name is John Darko and I make movies and produce a ton of other cool shit. I’m blessed beyond explanation.
And my life is getting increasingly better by the minute
I’m trying my best to convey this without sounding like a complete “hippie” or one of those overly optimistic cats whom sometimes warrant a reality check… But it’s true, everything can be illuminated. Just jump out of the dark for a second.
ANYHOW: I’m working on a few things that contractually I cannot discuss (BOOO!) BUT I can give a little insight…
1) I will be back behind the camera (Directing) in a few months. http://insearchofadam.com <—- THAT IS ALL, for now.
2) I jumped back into the music biz, and it has been crazy fun to have been apart of the assembly of “probably the greatest thing to happen to rock music this year!” Last year I had the pleasure of directing a music video for the band “On Being Human” and now we are working together on a new record, and a hybrid concept film which still remains to be a secret. In due time.
For now, here’s that video… Watch it, love it.
3) I have a twitter http://twitter.com/johndarko go follow me and RT all of the dumb sh*t I say. And please tell the powers that be over at TWITTER HQ to give me my “verified status”. K thanks.
4) I will be posting here more often, a new layout is coming, YES I HAVE GONE CORPORATE. So, check back within the next few weeks or so. It’s a pretty massive change. I promise.
I guess that takes care of the present & future.
So enjoy the past… See ya next time!
John Darko’s ‘Killcam Live’ Social Horror Gets First Teaser & Website
“…A few months ago we brought you news on the Zombies Ate My Neighbors adaptation from up-and-coming director John Darko, and while that’s definitely still in development, Darko has been working on another interesting film in the meantime. He has been directing a unique new social horror project titled Killcam Livethat features an interactive website and more. A teaser trailer and website have launched, and we have even more official news on the “social horror” project. The film will follow group of college students as they willingly participate in an experiment to study the effects of communicating solely through social media.”
Killcam Live to be First Interactive Social Networking Film
Okay now, this is a good idea. All of us have sat in front of a movie and just hung our heads at the direction it took. Either some of the characters were too dopey or the story dragged, but we’ve all wished for an opportunity to grab a movie halfway through viewing it and change the outcome. Well, gorehounds, Killcam Live is going to give you that chance this Halloween.
Killcam: Live Breaks 1MM Viewers on Stickam
Live interactive horror project Killcam: Live has added over 1.1 million viewers to its rapidly growing “Killmunity.” The project, directed by John Darko, debuted on October 31st and runs through the end of the year. Killcam: Live stars April Wade, Ben Begley, Tracy Clifton, Derrick Oliver, Sam Weller, Emily Dykes, Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Billy Towers, Mirai Booth-Ong, and Rolence Patugan.
Waterstone eyes Doha hub in deal with Qatari Innovation Film
The deal is believed to be the first between Hollywood and a Qatari production company and will see Waterstone will open an office in Doha, Qatar. Kalligheri, Bowen and John Darko will produce for Waterstone while Innovation Films head Ahmed Al Baker and his co-head of parent company Innovation Group Mohammad Al Hamadi and Mohammad Al Ibrahim will do so for Innovation Films.
Remember the good ol’ days of Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, andMortal Kombat II?
Of course you do, and for those of you slightly less mainstream gamers out there, you might also remember a Super Nintendo game calledZombies Ate My Neighbors.
Filmmaker Donnie John Darko remembers the game, and he’s currently seeking financing for a Zombies script, which he wrote based on the cult classic video game.
Word is the film will be done independently, and wheels seem to be moving along for the project pretty smoothly thus far.
Sounds like a fun, campy, zombieriffic nostalgia fest!
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Ready for another zombie movie? How about another zombie comedy? Well, ready or not, here another one comes: A screenplay based on the cult classic video game Zombies Ate My Neighbors has been written, and now the film is starting to come together. It’s being described as “John Hughes meets Judd Apatow meets George A. Romero”, which sounds like an ultimate pairing of things-everyone-loves, assuming it can be done right.
Life After ‘Saw’ Turns Out to Still Be Scary
MOST of “Insidious,” the new film from James Wan and Leigh Whannell that opens April 1, takes place not in a dank, rust-stained industrial-size men’s room, but in a perfectly respectable middle-class house. There are no visible hacksaws, manacles or face masks wired with explosives intended to blow a jaw apart. No one is dismembered or disemboweled. In fact, there is no bloodshed of any sort.
Lin Shaye in a scene from “Insidious,” which the creators intend as “an elevated genre film.”
Zombies Ate My Neighbours Onscreen
Good neighbours become good… undead
You’d be forgiven for feeling like you’re drowning in a sea of potential action zom-coms at the moment, but anyone who owned a SNES in the 1990s may prick up their ears at the news that a film adaptation of Zombies Ate My Neighbours is in the early stages of development.
…John Darko has written the script and is co-producing. Darko has recently been shooting second unit and stills for James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Insidious: an association that shouldn’t stop him from landing some useful connections for financing. No director or cast are attached yet, but it seems reasonable to assume that Darko is eyeing the gig behind the camera himself.
Lockdown: Red Moon Escape
While it is intriguing to see the worldwide domination of the zombie film reach Arab cinema, in truth the region needs no real assistance from Western-orientated horror genres. Genre films featuring Djin – Arab ghosts – have been made in the past, though there has yet been a locally originated feature film that really embraces horror.
Producers: Mohammed Alibrahim, Ahmed Al Baker, John Darko, Khalid Al Jaber
Cinematography: Shadab Khan
Music: Gregory M Johnson
Main cast: Mishal Al Dosari, Mariam Al Essa, Jassim Mohammed, Abdulaziz Al Durani, Mahmood Al Mahmood, Faisal Al Baker