Enjoyed Tony Scott’s Deja Vu but wished it had a bit more substance and artistic vision?
Last month we brought you the first trailer for director Duncan Jones’ sophomore film Source Code. Now a new, international, trailer has been released for Source Code – starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright.
The international trailer is fairly similar to the domestic version that was released last month. It is a more condensed version, that seeks to deliver the essential story elements of the film; as well as a sense of the tone, and feel for the action.
Take a look at the international trailer below:
Confused? If you’re still scrambling for the plot behind the film — here’s the official synopsis:
“When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the ‘Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second much larger target threatening to kill millions in Downtown Chicago, Colter relives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.”
As previously mentioned, Source Code follows a similar plot-line to the 2006 Denzel Washington thriller Deja Vu — a film which received a fairly mixed critical response. However, fans of Jones’ directorial debut Moon, have faith that this film will deliver a far richer experience than Scott’s film. Though, coincidentally, Scott does have an “oh my God, we have only so much time to stop a train disaster” film out right now as well — Unstoppable (starring Denzel Washington) so, deja vu indeed.
Son of glamrock icon David Bowie, Jones stunned audiences in 2008 with his thoughtful, intense, beautifully crafted exploration of the meaning of identity — Moon. Many still feel that actor Sam Rockwell was robbed of an Academy Award nomination for his role in that film.
In any case, with Source Code, Jones once again tackles the notion of identity, as well as the confines of time, – within the structure of an action-thriller. Those of us who were gripped and haunted by Moon, eagerly anticipate the opportunity to visit the world that Jones has created for his follow up film.
Source Code is scheduled for release on April 1, 2011.
Source: Bleeding Cool