Firstly, if you haven’t seen Moon, you should. It’s a great stark and moody science fiction mind trip featuring a standout performance by Sam Rockwell.
Duncan Jones (I keep wanting to type Hines) has kept fairly quiet about his next venture, Source Code, but the first picture has been scanned from Empire magazine and leaked to the interwebs:
While the picture isn’t much to ruminate over, the few details known are: Source Code is the story of a soldier, Colter (Jake Gyllenhaal ), investigating a terrorist incident - a commuter train bombing. As part of an experimental government program, Colter’s mind is somehow inserted into the body of a person on board the train. He must re-live the attack repeatedly in an attempt to discern what happened. Joining the film as a communications officer who aides Colter, is Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air and Michelle Monaghan (Due Date) plays a woman on the train who was involved with the person whose body Colter inhabits. According to the director, before Colter can find out who is responsible for the bombing, something changes so dramatically that “he doesn’t know whether the train’s real or not.” That little tidbit leads me to think there may be some thematic parallels to Moon.
A good deal of the movie was filmed in the “futuristic” Ottawa train station and there’s a rumor that Ben Kingsley has a secret role. Source Code is to be released in the UK March 11, 2011 - the US release date has yet to be announced.