So the trailer for Duncan Jones’ new film was released this week and I’m not sure what I think about it. Sure, I’ll go see anything from the guy who lovingly gave me Moon but the trailer hardly does a thing to convince me that this film is anything but mindless filler, or that it is deserving of being such a highly sought after script.
You may not remember this, but Source Code used to be considered one of the hottest scripts in Hollywood, even being named to the Hollywood Black List just a few years ago, alongside such other notable screenplays like The Road, Adventureland, Never Let Me Go and The Wrestler. Even more surprising? Source Code was more highly regarded than all but The Road.
So sure, I was going to see this movie anyways, and yes I’m am a bit skeptical based on the trailer, but with Duncan Jones and a supposedly killer script hopefully this film turns out to be far more interesting than it initially appears.
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 re-lives 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.
Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).
Source Code will blow your mind on April 15th, 2011.
Watch the trailer after the break!