Saturday, 20 November 2010

New Trailer: Source Code

After his critically acclaimed debut Moon, British Director Duncan Jones is back with a new film called Source Code. Check out the trailer after the jump.

Here's the official synopsis via Cinema Blend:

Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhall) 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.
Moon was a well made, minimalist film that was an enthralling throwback to the sci-fi classics of old like 2001: A Space Odyssey where special effects were a means to an end (vivid storytelling) rather than the primary driver of the narrative. This looks to be more box office friendly fare from Jones but beware, like in Inception, I have a deep suspicion that there will be more to this film than meets the eye.

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