While you’re there, you might like to vote for Source Code itself in the 2012 film awards themselves 🙂
Thanks to our friend Rintaro Watanabe over in Japan, we now have a home release date for Source Code ミッション：8ミニッツ (Mission: 8 Minutes) in Japan.
After a successful run in theatres in Japan toward the end of 2011 (opening in October), you will now be able to pick up a copy of ミッション：8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes on DVD or Blu-Ray on the 21st March 2012.
Rintaro has also sent over the link to Amazon Japan in case you want to pre-order, sure there are plenty of other retailers you will be able to pick it up from as well. I’ll leave you with the Japanese trailer.
Back in 2007 Ben Ripley’s Source Code was added to the ‘Black List’, an industry distributed list of the top currently unproduced screenplays (see this article over on Little White Lies for more on that). Filmed in 2010, and released in 2011, Source Code is a Sci-Fi thriller centered on Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan & Jeffrey Wright and is Directed by Duncan Jones.
Congratulations to Ben, and everyone involved with Source Code 🙂
There’s a wee bit of Ben talking about the science theory in Source Code in the video below (00:44)
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.
Released in April 2011, Source Code is Director Duncan Jones second feature starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright… Continue reading Source Code: For Your Consideration
2011 has been a fantastic year, thanks to all who bought tickets for, and passed on the good word about Source Code. And thanks to all who have continued to love MOON and share that with your friends and family.
Have a VERY Merry Christmas, and all the best for 2012. Keep your eyes on ManMadeMovies in the coming year for news on new projects from Duncan and the gang, you won’t be disappointed 😉
Finally, here’s a quick Chrimble message from Duncan and Ro for you…
Merry Christmas you lovely lot! May your 2012 kick your 2011 firmly in the nuts, its so much better.
Duncan Jones presented a MOON & Source Code double bill at the New Beverley Cinema, Los Angeles on the 18th & 19th of November, featuring an introduction of each film, and a Q&A with Duncan and his producer Stuart Fenegan, hosted by Julia Marchese. What the audience on the 18th were not aware of, was the surprise appearance of Sam Bell himself, Sam Rockwell.
For those of us unable to attend, I found a few snippets of the Q&A, and was putting together a post for you to get a flavour of the event. Then I found this…
Fantastic work there by Random Dreamer Studios 🙂
As you may have caught Duncan mention there in the Q&A, Julia at the New Beverly is supporting a campaign to fight for the survival of 35mm film projection in cinemas, please take a moment to read Julia’s post, and sign the petition here.
Well here’s one we hadn’t heard of. Seems you people lucky enough to live in Germany can get a MOON / Source Code Blu-Ray Steel Book from STUDIOCANAL. And not just any steelbook, not a Limited Edition, not a Special Edition. A ‘Duncan Jones Edition’ no less!
And you can buy it here on Amazon.de
ミッション：8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes (Source Code) opened strong in Japan last weekend entering the box office charts at number 5. We’ve had some great feedback coming through Twitter to Director Duncan Jones, many like:
I came to Roppongi in Tokyo to watch a source code. The movie theater was full . We love you!:D
I saw “Source Code” yesterday in Tokyo, blew my mind completely. One of the year’s best. Thanks for the wonderful experience!
As we mentioned previously, Duncan & Rodene went out to Japan at the beginning of September for a short promotional trip ahead of Source Code’s Japanese release. The undoubted highlight being a meeting with animation and live action film directing legend, 押井 守 Mamoru Oshii (Ghost In The Shell). As Rodene says on the Source Code tour Tumblr:
…they were interviewed at the same time with one interviewer and each had their own translator, it was a long but interesting interview!
The double interview has been published exclusively in CUT 11月号 magazine, available from their site, have yet to come across a complete translation (Help!) but Duncan did share a great boating analogy that the two Directors came up with while discussing the size of projects that they have been involved in, and would like to be involved in:
Making an indie film is like driving a speedboat. You can turn fast, do what you want to, when you want to. Source Code felt more like captaining an oil tanker. Big, long, slow turns that required a lot of planning and notification.
What myself and Mr, Oshii would like to captain one day is a big blockbuster, or a battleship!
As well as meeting up to say hello, have a nice cup of tea & some biscuits, Rintaro and Duncan also found time to have a chat about MOON, Source Code, the film making process, and Duncan’s admiration for Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano (Zatoichi, Ichi The Killer).
For all our friends in Japan, thank you for going out to see Source Code over the last week, apologies for babbling away in English, am ashamed to say my Japanese isn’t great (none existent) so here are some interview links just for you 🙂
ダンカン・ジョーンズ( 映画監督 ) Duncan Jones Interview With Rintaro Watanabe
デビッド・ボウイの息子ダンカン・ジョーンズ監督が新作 Yorimo interview with Duncan Jones
ミッション：8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes is in cinemas now!
And he’d be right, because situated on 7165 West Beverly Blvd,Los Angeles, CA. The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles will be hosting a double bill of MOON & Source Code on Friday the 18th, and Saturday the 19th November. That’s two double bills of critically acclaimed, award winning Sci-Fi. Not only that, but the Director of both films, Duncan Jones, will be there in person as well, on both nights!
So get yourselves over to the New Beverly site, get in touch, and get those tickets before they’re all gone! Have fun! 😉