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Duncan Jones Wins Best Director in 5th Annual Kermode Awards

Duncan Jones has received, perhaps the highest accolade in the British film industry. The coveted Kermode award for Best Director, for MOON.

Ed Sullivan / Kermode (Kermode award photo by Jane Parker)
Ed Sullivan / Kermode (Kermode award photo by Jane Parker)

Although extremely busy on the first week of filming his second feature ‘Source Code‘ in Montreal, Canada, Jones reacted almost immediately to the news of this fantastic achievement on his Twitter account:

Thats a very special one! And the awards a looker… A model of Ed Sullivan!

For those of you who are not aware of Mark Kermode, what better introduction than that what they put on his BBC Blog HERE:

Outspoken, opinionated and never lost for words, Mark Kermode is the UK’s leading film critic.

He is resident film critic on Radio Five Live’s Mayo Show and on the News Channel, is a presenter on The Culture Show and often appears on BBC Newsnight Review.

Kermode has been a big supporter of MOON, interviewing Duncan on BBC Radio 5Live at the Edinburgh Film Festival back in June 2009 prior to the films UK July launch.

Duncan Jones & Mark Kermode

Wittertainment Live image by Martin Burns from Flickr

Kermode’s admiration for Jones’ work recently caused him to play a version of ‘Thus Spake Zarathusa‘ on a Rolf Harris Stylophone in homage to MOON.

So, once again, we say congratulations Duncan & all involved in making MOON 🙂

Thanks to Jane Parker for use of the Kermode Award photo.

Go Go Go For Duncan Jones’ Source Code

Here is the first pic from the set of Duncan Jones’ new film ‘Source Codetweeted by the Director himself last week:

Source Code 1st PicFurther update this afternoon to let us all know that today is:

So… today is a big one. First full rehearsal of Source Code with ALL our extras… glorious madness! Start shooting next week!

Next week being next Monday March 1st, when ‘Source Code‘ starts principal photography in Montreal. So after the high of winning the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a Britsh Director last Sunday, it was straight back to work for Jones and the ‘Source Code’ crew on the following Monday morning, still, keeps them out of trouble eh?

Good luck to all, have fun, and we’ll keep you updated as the production goes on 😉

Jeffrey Wright Joins Source Code

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright (‘Basquiat’ ‘Casino Royale’ Quatum Of Solace’) has joined previously mentioned Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga & Michelle Monoghan for the cast of Director Duncan Jones’ ‘Source Code’

Speaking on his twitter page yesterday, Jones said:

Just met with the lovely Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright. Feeling quite thrilled to have two such scorchingly good actors in Source Code!

Principal photography will begin in around 2 weeks on Jones’ second feature, the story of Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) a helicopter pilot 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.

Off to Chicago… again.

So, this is a little test, though I have become so twittutionalized, I dont know if I will be able to break out of the 140 character limit… actually… I’ve just done it. So, that wasn’t so hard.

Im off to Chicago today. Yet another visit to check on the locations and plates we need to shoot of the Windy City. The majority of the film will be filmed in chilly Montreal, so our Chicago shoot will be taken care of by a second unit. That means I will not be there for it. Its the first time I have ever been in a situation where I will not be directing elements of my own shoot. Feels down-right odd, but just one of the many differences between shooting an indie and shooting something “through the system.”

I’ve been discovering lot of those differences lately… enough to write a book on them? maybe a pamphlet. Certainly enough to write a blog. Ill have to think about that one. Doubt I would have time to do that, anyway. We shall have to see. In the meantime, Chicago, here I come… again.

Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan Cast in Source Code

Vera Farmiga & Michelle Monaghan Join 'Source Code'

Looks like Jake Gyllenhaal will soon be joined by Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan for MOON director Duncan Jones’ next film ‘Source Code’.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog broke the news this morning saying:

“Golden Globe nominee Vera Farmiga is in negotiations and Michelle Monaghan is set to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Vendome Pictures and the Mark Gordon Co.’s time-travel thriller “Source Code.”

Duncan Jones (“Moon”) is directing the picture, which centers on a soldier (Gyllenhaal) who, as part of an experimental government program to investigate a terrorist incident, finds himself in the body of an unknown commuter living and reliving a harrowing train bombing until he can find out who is responsible for it.

Farmiga will play a hands-on communications officer controlling Gyllenhaal as he travels through time and space. Monaghan is a woman on the train with whom the man is involved romantically.”

Pre-Production

‘Source Code is currently in pre-production, getting ready to begin filming in Canada in March 2010, mainly in Montreal, but will also shift production to Ottawa for about 4 days to film on location at the Ottawa Train Station details of which were revealed in the Ottawa Citizen:

The Ottawa train station will figure prominently in the movie and was largely chosen because the architecture of the building has a “modern, futuristic” look to it. A production crew totalling more than 150 people may come to the city for at least four days of shooting in late March.

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!