One of my favorite films from the 2009 Sundance Film Festival was director Duncan Jones’ Moon, basically a one-man-show starring Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2) as a lunar laborer. The relatively unknown British director has his first American film, Source Code, set to open April 15, 2011.
If you have seen Moon, you want to see more of what Duncan is capable of. Despite being from the same studio that gave us Twilight, Jones’ potential and the cool idea behind the story are keeping me intrigued in Source Code.
In Source Code, Jake Gyllenhaal (Prince of Persia) plays a soldier repeatedly sent through time to relive the last eight minutes before a terrorist bomb destroys a passenger train and begins a chain of similar attacks. When the bomb goes off and the train explodes, he returns to his own time just to be sent back again. Each eight minutes he spends on the doomed train bring him closer and closer to stopping the terrorists responsible.
The plot sounds similar to the dreadfully dull and repetitive Vantage Point, but I will be optimistic and see what Duncan has in store for us this time around.
Check out the Source Code trailer below and click here for my short Sundance review of Moon.