“Moon” director Duncan Jones’ “Source Code” has a killer premise that, theoretically, should have had me jumping in my seats to see it. Unfortunately the initial trailer, while interesting, didn’t do a whole lot for me. It’s just an initial impression, and it could very well change. Heck, I expect it to change. Personally, though, I think I was just expecting too much from a trailer, so that could very well just be a matter of expectations versus reality.
In any case, for those who can’t wait to see the film when it opens April 15, 2011, you’ll be able to see it a month earlier in Austin when Jones brings “Source Code” for its premiere at the South By Southwest festival scheduled for March 11, 2011. “Source Code” has just been announced as the annual fest’s opening night film.
In “Source Code”, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Colter Stevens, a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown train passenger, in the middle of an explosive situation that only he can prevent…in only 8 minutes. The film co-stars Michelle Monaghan as a fellow commuter who Stevens begins to develop feelings for, and Vera Farmiga as Stevens’ commanding officer in charge of the operation.