Director Duncan Jones brought skilled storytelling and realistic old-school effects to his acclaimed 2009 science-fiction drama "Moon." Jones' tale of a lone human operator in an isolated lunar mining facility was a power-packed directorial debut that left us on the edge of our seats eagerly awaiting what the filmmaker had in store for us in the future.
Well, the future has come... in the form of the sci-fi action thriller "Source Code."
The trailer for Jones' second directorial effort has surfaced on Apple Trailers, giving us a peek at Jake Gyllenhaal attempting to redeem himself from "Prince of Persia" by returning to his more intense "Donnie Darko" roots. The film's official synopsis primes us for a mixture of "Total Recall," "Inception," "Déjà vu," "Avatar," topped off with a large dose of "Groundhog Day..."
"When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens 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 eight 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."
With another stab at thinking man's sci-fi, Jones looks like he'll solidify his place in Hollywood and become more than just the bloke who calls David Bowie "Dad" when "Source Code" hits theaters on April 15, 2011.