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Duncan Jones' Source Code gets an official synopsis

Nov. 8, 2010by: Paul Tassi

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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11:28PM on 11/08/2010

Too many words in the plot description...

I quit reading & started readying myself for watching it once its done. Duncan Jones is an exciting new director to watch out for.
I quit reading & started readying myself for watching it once its done. Duncan Jones is an exciting new director to watch out for.
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9:27PM on 11/08/2010
I'd watch it.
I'd watch it.
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3:30PM on 11/08/2010

Duncan Jones: The 5th best thing David Bowie ever created.

Right after Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, and Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).

Seriously though, Moon was PERFECT, and I can't wait to check Source Code out.
Right after Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, and Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).

Seriously though, Moon was PERFECT, and I can't wait to check Source Code out.
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2:51PM on 11/08/2010
If Duncan Jones films a guy eating a KFC double down I am there
If Duncan Jones films a guy eating a KFC double down I am there
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2:30PM on 11/08/2010
I bet the identity of the bomber is Kevin Spacey or Sam Rockwell or a clone of Jake Gyllenhaal.
I bet the identity of the bomber is Kevin Spacey or Sam Rockwell or a clone of Jake Gyllenhaal.
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2:02PM on 11/08/2010
I'm there.

I just hope this isn't with Sony Pictures since Sony really did screw Jones out of an Oscar and a bunch of money for the way they totally (intentionally) mishandled Moon.
I'm there.

I just hope this isn't with Sony Pictures since Sony really did screw Jones out of an Oscar and a bunch of money for the way they totally (intentionally) mishandled Moon.
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1:56PM on 11/08/2010

I bet Christopher Nolan is like "Shit! Why didn't I think of that?"

After Moon...I'm game to see anything Duncan Jones directs.

This sounds like a mixture of Deja-Vu, Memento, Vantage Point & (like mentioned above) Groundhog Day & The Bourne Identity. Hell yeah I'll be seeing this.
After Moon...I'm game to see anything Duncan Jones directs.

This sounds like a mixture of Deja-Vu, Memento, Vantage Point & (like mentioned above) Groundhog Day & The Bourne Identity. Hell yeah I'll be seeing this.
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12:10PM on 11/08/2010

sounds good to me...

but i can already hear people complaining "ughhh, how many times do we have to watch the same scene again?!?!?!" Could be good, could be Vantage Point.
but i can already hear people complaining "ughhh, how many times do we have to watch the same scene again?!?!?!" Could be good, could be Vantage Point.
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12:03PM on 11/08/2010
This could be a really great flick.
This could be a really great flick.
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12:03PM on 11/08/2010

****

The script was an amazing read. Jones is a hell of a director. This film will be phenomenal.
The script was an amazing read. Jones is a hell of a director. This film will be phenomenal.
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1:45PM on 11/08/2010
Script? Where?!
Script? Where?!
11:30AM on 11/08/2010
This sounds fantastic. After reading the synopsis, I immediately wanted to see the movie. Duncan and Gyllenhall should make for a great team.
This sounds fantastic. After reading the synopsis, I immediately wanted to see the movie. Duncan and Gyllenhall should make for a great team.
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11:14AM on 11/08/2010

Way too much detail...

...I prefer the short, simple synopsis of the original screenplay.
...I prefer the short, simple synopsis of the original screenplay.
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11:11AM on 11/08/2010
Duncan Jones has my trust (and respect).
Duncan Jones has my trust (and respect).
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