Fans of Duncan Jones’ debut feature film Moon have been anxiously awaiting the visionary director’s next project, and now we’re only a few months away from his sophomore effort – Source Code.
We got our first look at the film when the rather intriguing Source Code trailer premiered back in November. The international trailer that followed suit was similarly impressive. Based on the admittedly brief glimpses we’ve had at Source Code so far, Jones seems to be exploring some of the same themes that he tackled in Moon – albeit on a substantially larger canvas.
Although the film’s $35 million budget is fairly modest by Hollywood standards, just consider what Jones accomplished with the $5 million he had to make Moon. I’m incredibly excited to see what he has in store for us and now, thanks to IGN, we can get a small taste with the first clip from Source Code.
But first, here’s the film’s plot synopsis just in case you missed it:
“When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) 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.”
And here’s the clip, which features Gyllenhaal being brought up to speed on the dangerous task at hand:
Source Code was written by Ben Ripley and also stars Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright. It’s a great cast, a great director, and a great concept – I can’t wait to see how this all comes together.
Moon really impressed me and I think it’s going to be interesting to watch how Jones’ career evolves. After Source Code, it looks like he might finally get to Mute – a Blade Runner homage set in the same timeline as Moon (Sam Rockwell is even rumored to cameo as Sam Bell).
But for now, I’ll continue to wait patiently for Source Code‘s April 1, 2011 release date.