Duncan Jones' Source Code gets an official synopsis
Fans of MOON are understandably pumped from director Duncan Jones' next project, SOURCE CODE, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan, but specific details have been scarce so far.
But now we have a full length, exceptionally detailed synposis of the film, which will hit theaters next April. Hopefully a LOT of theaters and I won't have to spend three months hunting for it like I did with MOON.
Here we go, a few spoilers ahoy. Oh, and that's the first official shot from the film above, which we haven't featured before.
Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes with a jolt to find himself on a commuter train heading into Chicago. Although the other passengers all seem to know him, he has absolutely no idea where-or even who-he is. The last thing Colter remembers is flying a helicopter mission in Iraq, but here he is in someone else's life going through someone else's morning commute. Before he can do anything an express train zooms by on the opposite track and a bomb explodes, seemingly killing Colter and all the other passengers.
Colter comes to in an isolation chamber, strapped to a seat, and wearing his military flight suit. He still has no idea what's happening, except that he's being spoken to by mission controller Carol Goodwin (Vera Farmiga), who calmly recites a series of memory questions to which Colter is shocked to realize he knows the answers. He learns he's part of an operation called "Beleaguered Castle," but before he can progress any further, Goodwin starts up the machinery and suddenly…Colter is back on the train, at exactly the same time he first appeared there, once again speeding through Chicago with the same group of commuters.
Colter figures he's in some kind of simulation exercise, with his task being to find the bomber onboard the train before it goes off again. Living the explosion over and over, Colter must uncover the identity of the bomber, while also figuring out what the alternative universe of "Beleaguered Castle" is. Adding to the puzzle, Colter uses the second chance opportunities to make peace with his father, and to find romance with a fellow passenger on the train.
Well that was less of a synopsis that the first five minutes of the movie, but it seems like BOURNE IDENTITY meets GROUNDHOG DAY though I'm sure it's probably not similar to either of them in the end. It sounds thoroughly intriguing and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what else Jones has got.
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