Trailer Debut: Source Code

The first trailer for Duncan Jones‘ Source Code has been released online. Already receiving comparisons to Groundhog Day, Déjà Vu and Quantum Leap, it’s a punchy and promising preview.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Captain Colter Stevens, a soldier who unwittingly finds himself part of a Government operation called “Source Code”, a computer program that allows a person to enter another person’s identity for the last eight minutes of their life.

Colter wakes up on a Chicago commuter train as Sean Fentress, a man who witnessed a bombing that kills everyone aboard the train. He continues to relive the last eight minutes of this man’s life as he attempts to discover who set the bomb and prevent an even bigger attack in downtown Chicago. The more times he revisits the scene of the crime however, the more complications he encounters.

While the trailer is cut so erratically it’s hard to tell what the tone of the film will be, it looks to be a fast paced thriller with some (seemingly) low budget explosions. There is a hint of cheese with lines like “What would you do if you knew you had less than eight minutes to live?” but overall you’d be safe in assuming this film will deliver the action promised in the film’s synopsis.

Check out the trailer and share your thoughts below!

Jones burst onto the scene with his 2009 feature film debut Moon and was arguably robbed of award recognition for this minimalist sci-fi thriller starring Sam Rockwell. No doubt working with a larger budget on Source Code, Jones is a director who has shown he can deliver thrills and heart without compromising either.

Source Code also stars Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright and will hit our screens in 2011.

Discuss: Can Jones recapture the psychological/sci-fi tension of Moon?

One Response to “Trailer Debut: Source Code”

  1. >God that sounds like an interesting story idea, i may have to subdue my loathing for Jake Gyllenhaal and watch it.

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