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Duncan Jones' Source Code could become a TV series

Sep. 15, 2011by: Dave Davis

For his sophomore feature SOURCE CODE, director Duncan Jones delivered satisfying cerebral thrills and a premise that has apparently been deemed solid enough to carry a weekly TV show.

The movie's producer Mark Gordon is bringing the braintrip to CBS as a weekly action/procedural show using the core idea of the film, parts GROUNDHOG DAY, "Quantum Leap", DEJA VU and "Seven Days" (I can't be the only one who watched that).

The series will follow "three former federal agents who are part of a top-secret program. Each week, they'll use Source Code technology to jump into the consciousness of people involved in tragic events."

The original SOURCE CODE synopsis, in case your reality deviated into one where you didn't see the movie:  When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (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.

Extra Tidbit: I think I had a better handle on the movie BEFORE I saw this explanation...
Source: THR

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12:15PM on 09/18/2011
Dave Davis - When I read the headline I said to myself "this has already been done, it was called '7 Days'". So you are not the only one that used to watch that show.
Dave Davis - When I read the headline I said to myself "this has already been done, it was called '7 Days'". So you are not the only one that used to watch that show.
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6:07AM on 09/17/2011
I've already seen that show, it's called Daybreak.
I've already seen that show, it's called Daybreak.
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2:48PM on 09/16/2011
Only if every episode ends with an awkwardly shoe-horned stand-up routine. Worked for Seinfeld.
Only if every episode ends with an awkwardly shoe-horned stand-up routine. Worked for Seinfeld.
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1:28PM on 09/16/2011
"Source Code" was highly overrated, and I think trying to fashion a show out of that unfortunate film (especially if the keep the terrible ending) is dumb.

For the record, "Moon" is a masterpiece, and "Seven Days" was a great show.
"Source Code" was highly overrated, and I think trying to fashion a show out of that unfortunate film (especially if the keep the terrible ending) is dumb.

For the record, "Moon" is a masterpiece, and "Seven Days" was a great show.
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1:57AM on 09/16/2011
Could be interesting. I'd give the pilot a watch.
And I loved Seven Days. Good show!
Could be interesting. I'd give the pilot a watch.
And I loved Seven Days. Good show!
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1:19AM on 09/16/2011
they should call it Quantum Leap. Its' worked before.
they should call it Quantum Leap. Its' worked before.
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12:58AM on 09/16/2011
I loved Source Code, and seeing the creative premise of the film get longer arms in different stories, but I wouldn't want it to. The film had such strong story, but it should stick to the film and leave it alone. Love this movie too much to see it get some spinoff and end up being terrible.
I loved Source Code, and seeing the creative premise of the film get longer arms in different stories, but I wouldn't want it to. The film had such strong story, but it should stick to the film and leave it alone. Love this movie too much to see it get some spinoff and end up being terrible.
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11:34PM on 09/15/2011

LOVED Source Code But ...

Part of the greatness of that movie was its brevity and the emotionally satisfying conclusion to it. Yes, the end did potentially blow up the balloon for its premise to be further expounded upon, but the character core of the movie was resolved in a way that made it so satisfying.

I feel as if this tv premise is based around the science fiction, which was awesome, but not the character, which in the end made it so great.

I'll give it a chance if it gets produced, but I don't know if it
Part of the greatness of that movie was its brevity and the emotionally satisfying conclusion to it. Yes, the end did potentially blow up the balloon for its premise to be further expounded upon, but the character core of the movie was resolved in a way that made it so satisfying.

I feel as if this tv premise is based around the science fiction, which was awesome, but not the character, which in the end made it so great.

I'll give it a chance if it gets produced, but I don't know if it can match the movie.
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