Duncan Jones to Direct Source Code Starring Jake Gyllenhaal


A lot of people still haven’t had a chance to see Duncan Jones’ Moon, the indie sci-fi film starring Sam Rockwell, but from all the positive reviews, it’s clear that critics are marking this as the arrival of an exciting and talented new director. The movie hits DVD on January 12th, but in the meantime Jones has started to line up a number of new projects. A WWII submarine thriller called Escape From The Deep, and another science-fiction film called Mute had been previously announced, but now it looks like something else will take priority over both of those projects.

Variety reports that Jones has signed on to direct Source Code, a sci-fi thriller about a soldier who wakes up inhabiting the body of a stranger. He must relive a train bombing over and over again until he can find out who is responsible. Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star, taking over for Topher Grace who was previously attached. The script was written by Ben Ripley (Species III), with a new draft by Billy Ray (Breach, Flightplan). According to Jones, the offer was one he couldn’t turn down; Mute is still in the works, but having a bit of trouble finding a studio to back it. In other news, a bunch of Moon-related props are now up for auction on Ebay!

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  • bard

    Moon was fantastic and one of the best sci-fi movies in years. I’m not sure if I like it more or less than Sunshine though.

    Either way, Duncan Jones is really talented. Can’t wait for more out of him, especially for the Moon trilogy.

  • Napalm

    A little Bourne-esque?