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Source Code: For Your Consideration

Source Code Poster 2011Awards 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

Exclusive Early Source Code Rental With Blockbuster + Competition

Source Code DVD / Blu-Ray Release UK Blockbuster 29th July 2011Source 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 🙂

SOURCE CODE Available On VOD In The US 8th July

SOURCE CODE US BOX ART - SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENTIf 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 is also available NOW on Apple iTunes via this store link. 🙂

Early digital release is designed to test demand for release prior to disc based format. Full press release from Summit Entertainment with all the details follows…

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SOURCE CODE: German Language Trailer From Kinowelt

Kinowelt - SOURCE CODE

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“).


SOURCE CODE Breaks Through $100 Million Dollars At Worldwide Box Office!


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!

Duncan Jones announces Source Code hits $50 million at US Box Office -  6th may 2011We 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.

Thanks! 🙂

What Is The Source Code?

Source Code - April 1st 2011

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 up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the 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…

Source Code Red Carpet, SXSW 2011

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!

Duncan Jones at the Source Code World Premiere
Duncan Jones at the Source Code World Premiere
Jake Gyllenhaal at the Source Code World Premiere
Jake Gyllenhaal at the Source Code World Premiere
Vera Farmiga at the Source Code World Premiere
Vera Farmiga at the Source Code World Premiere
Michelle Monaghan at the Source Code World Premiere
Michelle Monaghan at the Source Code World Premiere
Cas Anvar at the Source Code World Premiere
Cas Anvar at the Source Code World Premiere
Source Code Writer Ben Ripley at the Source Code World Premiere
Source Code Writer Ben Ripley at the Source Code World Premiere

Duncan Jones Continues To Grow With Source Code

Before I get into the details of Duncan Jones’ sophomore opus, Source Code, I must relate to you the circumstances in which the movie was experienced.

*It all started yesterday afternoon, as I was sitting on a bench outside the Austin Convention Center, soaking up some sun before the madness began. There were canvassers walking around, handing out some nifty Source Code hats and t-shirts, which we may have available for you here.


Source Code Swag

I tweeted out a picture and next thing I knew, I was getting special access to the pre-premiere media party, hosted by Nokia and Summit Entertainment. There I got to meet Jones and his spectacular and incredibly artistic girlfriend Rodene Ronquillo and both were incredibly friendly and welcoming. I’m so very grateful for the opportunity to have met them.

Leaving the party, I donned my Selk’Bag (from Moon infamy) and entered the premiere to curious looks and many a picture from the odd filmgoer.

Ryan Boulding Selk Suit @ Source Code Premiere SXSW 2011

Not wanting to miss the film, I first made my way to the loo. Upon stepping up to the urinal I had a conversation that went something like this:
Man (with British accent): This isn’t a conversation that I usually have at a urinal but wow, I can’t believe you’re wearing a Selk’Bag! Nice.
Me: I can’t believe that you know what it is.
Man: I should, I produced Moon.
Me: Well then, I’m going to wash my hands and then shake yours.
Stuart Fenegan: (Laughs).
Random Other Guy: (Laughs).
Me: And there’s that awkward silence. *

So needless to say, it was a fun, light environment in the sold out Paramount Theatre when the film got rolling, even after Jones called me out in the audience as being from Lunar Industries. Having screened Moon in Austin a few years back, Jones seemed to have developed quite a fan following, as the opening credit cheers reached its pinnacle during his name.

As for the film itself, it’s safe to say that Jones continues to establish his dominance as an auteur in an industry that can so easily be degraded into merely a play for profits. Having been given a more studio equivalent budget, Jones knows how to make the money and the talent work for him.

Brought on the project by Gyllenhaal, the two have quickly developed a rapport that will likely spill into cinema in the future and Jones had no problem getting the fantastic actor to open himself up to such a quirky and yet complex character. Gyllenhaal is quickly working his way into the supreme echelon of acting and certainly breathes refreshing life into a film that could be easily, and unfairly, categorized as another action film – which it certainly is not.

Bolstered by fantastic acting from Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, and Jeffrey Wright, the film itself is tense, claustrophobic, emotional, and based upon the inherent fear and anxiety that many Americans in urban areas have been experiencing in a post 9/11 landscape. Terrorism is the premise behind the story, but it is merely one of a few well executed plot lines, which proves Jones’ growth as a director.

While Moon was largely focused around a single plot line and it’s progression, Source Code expertly intertwines multiple threads, bringing them all to a head without missing a beat. Jones uses close-ups and tight angles to exacerbate the tension of the film while simultaneously infusing a plethora of humor to defuse and yet enhance the drama of the situation.

Creating an excellent Sci-Fi film that can appease both mainstream audiences and technological and quantum mechanics enthusiasts alike is a feat in itself, and Source Code proves that Jones’ filmmaking prowess, knack for telling beautiful stories, and eye for working a budget will firmly establish Jones amongst the must see directors in the medium today.

The man has longevity in film and will soon be bankable as an excellent media push by Summit Entertainment, including an interactive game, will have people flocking to see this superb movie. Where Sony failed with Moon, Summit will succeed with Source Code and I fully expect to see the name Duncan Jones attached to many a film in the near future.

Certainly get yourself to a cinema when Source Code hits and support an excellent film and a soon-to-be prolific director. The more money this endeavor makes, the more work Jones will get. We all want to see Mute become a reality and we all need to help to make it happen.