Duncan Jones to Direct Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Source Code’

Duncan Jones & Jake Gyllenhaal

Duncan Jones is to direct Jake Gyllenhall in forthcoming Sci-Fi thriller ‘Source Code’

Screen Daily reports from the American Film Market festival:

Philippe Rousselet’s Vendome Pictures has announced its first project, teaming with Mark Gordon on the sci-fi thriller Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Summit International has already pre-sold rights to more than 15 territories at AFM.

Duncan Jones, fresh from his critically acclaimed low budget sci-fi Moon, will direct the story of a US soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown commuter and is forced to live and relive a train bombing until he can find the perpetrator. Ben Ripley wrote the screenplay with revisions from Billy Ray.

Responding to questions regarding the progress on ‘Mute’, Duncan Tweeted:

For those asking, Mute still in the plans, just slightly delayed. It’s a hard sell.. whereas Source Code came with an offer hard to refuse.

Its a good step up in budget and ambition. I’m excited to work with Jake G too. Cool guy. I like him.

Response so far from those that have read the script is very positive, with our good friend @crazysphinx saying:

Don’t know which draft, but I read the script sometime ago. It’s really good. Can’t wait to see @manmademoon ‘s take on it :)

And Alex Billington at FirstShowing.net chipped in with:

Just found out Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) is directing Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal – I’ve read the script, it’s frickin’ awesome!

Further details online in the Screen Daily article HERE

And more details on the history of the script so far from Brendon Connelly at /Film

Nice one Mr. Jones!

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