As Moon, from first time director Duncan Jones, turned out to be one of the best movies of 2009 the director was given a bigger budget for his next project, Source Code. The film follows a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) who becomes part of an experimental government program that is investigating a train bombing. He is forced to relive the incident over and over again until he can find out who is responsible and how to prevent the next terrorist attack from occurring.
Wet Dark and Wild found the first image from the movie in the latest issue of Empire magazine, and scanned it for all to see. The image shows Gyllenhaal holding a gun to the chest of a fellow human while using a phone. We have no idea what the situation involves, but its probably important.
Empire also had a brief interview with the director:
‘On this one I’ve got four really talented actors – Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright. It’s a new test, a new experience…’ compared to the previous Moon. We hear that it was Jake ‘who pushed him to board the sci-fi thriller’ and, of the plot, Duncan says Jake plays ‘a military man who wakes up on a train not knowing how he got there. Before he gets a chance to work it out, things change in such a dramatic way, he doesn’t know whether the train’s real or not… When it was brought to me it was serious, quite cerebral, dark and depressing, My take was, “This could actually be quite fun…”‘ Especially with Jake on board ‘He’s a funny guy’.
The UK release date has apparently been set for March 11, 2011, although Summit Entertainment (the US distributor) has yet to confirm one. It should be sometime in early 2011.