Moon Director Brings Jake Gyllenhaal Source Code

By Josh Tyler 2009-11-08 20:52:06discussion comments
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Moon director Duncan Jones has lined up his next project, and heís sticking with heady science fiction. Variety says heís helming Source Code, in which Jake Gyllenhaal is negotiating to star.

Minutes after reading this announcement the script for Source Code showed up on my desk. Once I crack it open Iíll be able to give you a more detailed accounting, but in the meantime what we know is that itís about a soldier stuck in a very unpleasant remake of Groundhog Day. He wakes up in the body of an unknown commuter and finds himself reliving a harrowing train bombing until heís able to discover whoís responsible for itÖ or has sex with Andie MacDowell.

Ned Ryerson related humor aside, Iím actually pretty excited by this. Science fiction needs more talent and Hollywoodís best and brightest often make their name in the genre only to quickly abandon it for Oscar-baiting dramas once they make their mark. Itís great to see Jones has more mind-bending, thought-provoking sci-fi up his sleeve. For that matter itís great to see Gyllenhaal getting back to the world of twisty, smart science fiction. It was after all, Donnie Darko that made him a star. Hereís hoping Duncan Jones finds a way to work in a giant bunny.
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