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It’s like “Groundhog Day”, except everyone blows up after 8 minutes. Or at least that’s the premise of “Moon” director Duncan Jones’ latest sci-fi venture, the time-traveling thriller “Source Code”, which has Jake Gyllenhaal playing action hero once again after “The Prince of Persia”. The trailer looks interesting, but it doesn’t exactly get the blood pumping, does it? Maybe it’s a thinking man’s thriller…
When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Russell Peters, James A. Woods, Michael Arden, Derek Frost, Cas Anvar and directed by Duncan Moon.
Sourcing April 15, 2011.