Awards season is gearing up with the BAFTAs taking place on 12th of February, the Academy Awards on February the 26th and more besides. All you voters out there will be working your way through screeners and assorted for your consideration material, so I thought I’d take a moment to pop up a reminder of Duncan Jones second feature Source Code.
Source Code is released on DVD & Blu-Ray in the US tomorrow (26th July), while we in the UK have to wait until the 15th of August to pick up a copy. That is unless you are a member of Blockbuster who have the exclusive early home rental of Duncan Jones’ thought provoking, action packed, box office smash starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga & Jeffrey Wright.
You will be able to rent Source Code from Blockbuster from this Friday, 29th July on both DVD & Blu-Ray, and you can also win a copy by entering Blockbuster’s Source Code competition.
And just in case you’re wondering what Source Code is all about, wishing you could watch the first few minutes to get a taste of what the weekends entertainment could be like. Have a look at…the first few minutes 🙂
If you’re in the USA this coming weekend, and fancy watching Duncan Jones’ latest film SOURCE CODE, and can’t wait for the July 26th DVD & Blu-Ray release you’re in luck. As Summit Entertainment are releasing the film over two weeks early on VOD (Video On Demand) so you will be able to buy or rent SC from Friday 8th July.
Not being in the US we’re presuming you will just need to check with your local cable or satellite provider, Netflix etc. Have been able to check Amazon.com though and SOURCE CODE is is available to buy for $14.99 or rent for 48 hours for $3.99.
SOURCE CODE finally opens in Austria, Germany and Switzerland today, and as well as the poster above, we also have the German language trailer from distributor Kinowelt below.
Eine Eilmeldung im Fernsehen: Kurz vor Chicago explodierte ein Personenzug – es gab keine Überlebenden. Wenig später erwacht Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) in genau diesem Zug – im Körper eines anderen Mannes und an der Seite der jungen Christina (Michelle Monaghan). Nach und nach begreift der Kampfpilot: Er ist im „Source Code“. Dank dieser Technologie kann Stevens den Körper eines anderen Menschen übernehmen – für acht Minuten vor dessen Tod. Sein Auftrag: Finde die Bombe und schalte den Bombenleger aus. Wieder und wieder durchlebt Stevens die Katastrophe und setzt das Puzzle mit Christinas Hilfe zusammen. Die Zeit drängt, denn ein weiterer, viel größerer Anschlag droht.
Mit seinem glänzenden Debüt „Moon“ (2009) erregte Regisseur Duncan Jones weltweit Aufsehen. Jetzt legt er spektakulär nach: Sein Actionthriller SOURCE CODE ist ausgeklügelt, hochspannend und lockt den Zuschauer bis zum Schluss immer wieder aufs Glatteis. SOURCE CODE punktet neben dem cleveren Drehbuch auch mit einem herausragenden Ensemble. Allen voran Jake Gyllenhaal, der als einer der vielseitigsten Schauspieler Hollywoods zuletzt in unterschiedlichen Genres zu sehen war: Mit vollem Körpereinsatz in „Prince of Persia – Der Sand der Zeit“, als liebenswerter Charmeur in der romantischen Komödie „Love and Other Drugs – Nebenwirkung inklusive“ und als sensibler Cowboy in dem umjubelten Drama „Brokeback Mountain“. An seiner Seite spielt Michelle Monaghan („Untreu – Unfaithful“, „Stichtag“) die Rolle der schönen Fremden. Perfekt ergänzt wird das Duo durch Vera Farmiga („The Departed – Unter Feinden“, „Up in the Air“) und Jeffrey Wright („James Bond 007 – Casino Royale“).
Just last week, Duncan Jones announced on Twitter that SOURCE CODE had hit $50 Million at the US domestic box office, which in itself was a fantastic achievement!
We can now also announce that, over the last weekend, SOURCE CODE has hit over $100, 000, 000.00 in world wide box office. Flippin’ fantastic! And I am guessing maybe a smidgen more than the whole cast, crew, and production team may hoped for.
Brilliant reviews and great word of mouth has spread as SOURCE CODE has rolled out worldwide, and helped to keep it in the US & UK Top 10 for 4/5 weeks after the initial April 1st release date.
In the last two weeks Australia, New Zealand, Poland and Indonesia had their first taste of the mind bending second feature from MOON Director Duncan Jones, and there are still quite a few countries to go before SOURCE CODE completes it’s worldwide theatrical run.
Thanks to everyone who has been out and bought tickets to experience & support SOURCE CODE, showing what we all know, that a lot of us appreciate intelligent, thought provoking, emotionally involving cinema, made by a fantastic team.
MAHOOSIVE CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Director Duncan Jones, Writer Ben Ripley, Stars Jake Gyllehaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, Jeffrey Wright, Russell Peters & the rest of the cast, composer Chris Bacon and everyone at The Mark Gordon Company, Vendome Pictures & Summit Entertainment.
There’s still time to catch SOURCE CODE at the cinema, for the first time, or for a return visit 🙂
And we are constantly updating the remaining worldwide release dates, so hopefully, you’ll be able to enjoy SOURCE CODE on the big screen near you soon, if you haven’t already.
SOURCE CODE Director Duncan Jones, and stars Jake Gyllenhaal & Michelle Monaghan took part in one of Apple’s Meet The Filmmaker sessions at the Soho Apple Store, New York last Friday, 1st April, on the day of SOURCE CODE’s general release.
A great session lead by Mike to start with, leading into questions from the audience. As with all Q&A’s and interview sessions that have occurred during the promotional tour for SOURCE CODE, there is a lot of humour, and banter, as well as many insights into how the film came about, and the experience of creating SOURCE CODE. Enjoy 🙂
Moviefone caught up with Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan for one of their ‘Unscripted’ interviews while at the recent SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Featuring questions sent into the show by Moviefone readers, and also unscripted questions from the two actors to each other. Really fascinating one from Michelle to Jake about an earpiece Michelle noticed Jake wearing during filming.
There’s so much great stuff coming out prior to the release of Source Code on April 1st (10 days!) the synopsis of Duncan Jones latest film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga an Jeffrey Wright tells us:
When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes upin the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to findthe 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.
But what is the Source Code? Summit Entertainment have released a new featurette featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Producer Jordan Wynn, writer Ben Ripley, Jeffrey Wright, and Astrophysicist Michio Kaku, theorising that what takes place in Source Code, may one day actually be possible in reality…
Just over a day ago, Source Code Made its’ World Premiere at SXSW 2011 in Austin, TX. These are clips from that premiere’s Red Carpet event including Duncan Jones, Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, Cas Anvar and Writer Ben Ripley! See what they had to say about the film, working with Duncan, and the whole Source Code experience!