Confirmation from Director Duncan Jones that his 2nd feature ‘Source Code‘ starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga & Jeffrey Wright is now complete and ready to roll 🙂
From Duncan’s twitter feed:
Filming started in February 2010 (here’s where it all began) and completed on April 29th 2010, we’ve had plenty of updates since then, all Source Code related pages here should you fancy a mooch.
While we await the final word from the Director, here’s the trailer for ‘Source Code’ which will premier at SXSW on March 19th, in Austin Texas. Opening in the US on April 1st 2011, and UK (we believe) April 22nd.
Whatever the future holds for Duncan Jones after ‘Source Code‘, it is certainly not going to be at the helm of the movie adaptation of Alex Kershaw’s book ‘Escape From The Deep‘
Confirmed on twitter in conversation with Collider writer, Jake Lasker, Duncan confirmed that he will not be Directing “..the sub movie” after Jake enquired “dying to hear about Mute…when will we get info? Or is the sub movie next?” to which Duncan replied “not on the sub movie anymore, but trying hard to get one of two things made next. Mute is one of those 2”
Now we are all obviously interested in news on any developments with ‘Mute‘ being the next anticipated original material from Mr.Jones, being described in the past as his love letter to Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s ‘Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep’, ‘Blade Runner‘.
Set in the same fictional universe as Jones’ 2009 debut feature ‘MOON‘ and also set to feature a cameo by Sam Rockwell, returning as Sam Bell to offer maybe a small epilogue to his story in ‘MOON’. But now we also have a new, mystery movie added to the mix as well, with not a hint of what it might be…
Anyway, before we get carried away with what might be, we definitely have ‘Source Code‘ to look forward to. As announced recently, ‘Source Code‘ will open, and receive it’s world premier, at the 2011 SXSW South By Southeast Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.
The question is, what is an up and coming Director to wear? What kind of entrance to make to maximise the publicity opportunities? Piecing together the clues (reading Duncan’s tweets) I believe we can look forward to the first, public appearance of Oddball Jones, rolling up to the ‘Source Code’ Premier in a Sherman, baby 😉
Many congratulations are in order for Duncan Jones and the gang, as Film Conference & Festival SXSW announce that Source Code will have it’s world premier, and open the 2011 event.
Of course, Duncan is no stranger to SXSW, having appeared there in 2009 to present MOON, along with Sam Rockwell…
Full press release as follows:
DUNCAN JONES’ SOURCE CODE TO OPEN 2011 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
Austin, Texas – December 16, 2010 – Earlier today, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film
Conference and Festival announced it will host the world premiere of the Summit
Entertainment film Source Code for its 2011 Opening Night. The smart action thriller is the
second feature from SXSW Alum Duncan Jones (Moon), and stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs, Brokeback Mountain), Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed) and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival runs March 11 – 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas.
When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (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 commutertrain. 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.
Opening in theaters nationwide on April 1, 2011, the film was written by Ben Ripley. A Mark Gordon Company production, and presented by Vendóme Pictures, the film was produced by Mark Gordon, Philippe Rousselet and Jordan Wynn, with Hawk Koch, Jeb Brody, and Fabrice Gianfermi executive producing.
“We are delighted to welcome Duncan Jones back to SXSW. His debut Moon showed an
intelligence, skill, and exceptional use of limited resources that’s exactly the kind of filmmaking we love to support,” said Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson. “Source Code is a terrific follow-up; it’s a smart, suspenseful thriller, and a perfect fit for our 2011 Opening Night!”
A full copy of the press release in PDF format is available from SXSW here.