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Some Plot Details For Duncan Jones' SOURCE CODE!!

Published at: Nov. 8, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
Worst Previews has a synopsis of SOURCE CODE. This is a new picture from Duncan Jones, son of Bowie, who did such an extraordinary job directing MOON. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as...well...read on only if you're OK knowing substantive details.
SPOILERS AHEAD: Plot: Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) 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.
...says THIS write up at Worst Previews, which goes into quite a bit more detail about what we can expect from Mr. Jones' newest cinematic tale - due in theaters April 2011.
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  • Nov. 8, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Cannot wait for this

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Stupid WB picking frat boy Snyder for 'Superman' over Jones, which could well have been the equivalent of Nolan doing Batman Begins. Oh, well...

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember

    by HomerJay1

    The Brady Bunch episode where Duncan Jones (of the LA Rams) guest starred and played football with Peter? I wondered what he was up to!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Nevermind.. that was Deacon Jones

    by HomerJay1

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    FOURTH!!!

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Worst Previews

    by BanditDarville

    That site has better scoops that this one. What the hell am I doing here? Thanks for the link AICN!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    So Jones has been watching..

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    Totall Recall. Ok, cool. But you can almost write the movie and watch it in your own head already.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Event Viewer?

    by TheJudger

    Some sort of military program that trains it's soldiers to be event viewers? Predicting/ perceiving and experience either future or past events so they can provide deeper details about the events to stop or find terrorist. Is that what the plot is suggesting, that he is in a program the trains them to be Remote Viewers into events of interest?

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Gyllenhaal has played many Iraq War veterans. Weird.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Sounds pretty intruiging

    by Amazing Maurice

    Moon was one of the best things to come out this year.<P>Or was it last year? Can't fucking remember.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    In the end, we'll discover that

    by D o o d

    he is actually dead!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Remote Viewing, thats it, ah "erminology

    by TheJudger

    It always fucks with me. Damn you Terminology! Damn you to hell!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Sounds great

    by MustGoFaster

    Duncan Jones is the real deal, people.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Best news i've heard lately...

    by Zombiana_Jones

    I absolutely loved 'Moon'. There was talk that it would be something of a trilogy, with a film portraying what happens when Sam when he gets to Earth coming later...Here's hoping we're still getting that. But hey, if this is any bit as good as Moon, I'm all for it....Hopefully Clint Mansell will do the music again, the score for 'Moon' was awesome....

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Seriously...

    by Zombiana_Jones

    'Moon' was such a fresh breath of air, I dragged everyone I could find to the theater to see it...Saw it like 5 times!!! And I NEVER do that!!!! I drove like 50 miles to get the Blu-Ray the day it came out....Just can't say enough good things about Duncan Jones (so Far!)

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I've read this

    by MrDexter

    There's no way the ending won't be spoiled before it comes out.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Zombiana

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Yes, Mansell will do the music for Source Code as well.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    if i was bowies son

    by nightmute

    If I was the son of a mega-millionaire pop icon I'm sure it would be easy to get a movie made too. This sounds like a familiar plot--um...groundhog day, quantum leap, Deja Vu for the high tech terrorist investigation equipment, and any number of science fiction novels and short stories.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    jacobs ladder.

    by alice133

    what a trip.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Bruce of all Trades

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...He had me at, 'Some plot details for Duncan Jones'SOURCE CODE'....I was a lock to see it before, even more so now.... ...And Nightmute: aren't all plots nowadays variations of a theme, anyway? The challence is to tell a story in a new way so that it's still relevant. I'm thinking by your comments that you didn't catch Jones's last film... Hey, at least it isn't 'Teen Nightmare on Friday The 13th #23: The Remake'...

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Oh, i'm sorry...

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...That was, 'Teen Nightmare on Friday The 13th #23: The Remake'...IN 3-D.....

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Like that one dude said, "Sci-Fi Groundhog Day"

    by zillabeast

    Props to the /film poster for that one.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Does Duncan Jones know what 'Source Code' is?

    by zinc_chameleon

    Cause it sounds like another clueless director gluing a cool name to his palimpsest of a project. (look that one up, TalkBackers). As a Linux specialist I take umbrage, as well as open up a umbrella to the crap that tech-wannabes spue.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    This has a reference to Moon dosen't it?

    by UGG

    And it's set in the same "universe"?<p> Is the script still floating around?<p> Also I'm sure the commentary on the Bluray for Moon was the funniest I'd heard since Conan The Babarian and Total Recall's.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Based on a twilight zone twisty type story.

    by V'Shael

    Where the guy wakes up, and he's the same but the whole world is different. <p> Which one was that? <p> They were ALL like that!!!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    UGG

    by Bruce of all Trades

    That's Jones' other project, 'Mute' (currently on hold) that takes place in the same universe as 'Moon'. Or 'Source Code' might take place in the same universe as well and I don't know about it...

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it would be easier to get a movie made...

    by The Garbage Man

    ...if you were the son of a multimillionaire entertainer. <br>You know what wouldn't be easier, though? <p>Making a movie that's worth half a shit, let alone the best movie of the year. <p>Give credit where it's due: Jones has undeniable talent.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Cheer's Bruce

    by UGG

    someone above mentioned a trilogy I think so yea maybe they are all set in the same "universe"<p> Also has anyone seen his short movie on the Moon Bluray about a family man weapon maker assasin with some sort of space laser targeting weapon? Was pretty damn good too.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    re: Duncan Jones & Source Code

    by the new transported man

    Source Code was a script that was sold first & attached to Duncan Jones later. Can't remember how "Source Code" factors into the plot, but it does. Script is out there if you look for it.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Jones, Blomkamp, Bassett, and Tarsem,

    by Dennis_Moore

    The only directors of genre worth paying attention to (and to some extent, Cuaron, and Nolan, though they give off the ambience of statesmen, but no where near elder)--we'll have to wait and see with Kosinski; probably also Wright, but I'm not certain if he more comedy or genre--and I haven't seen Scott Pilgrim, so let's not start that senseless argument. Would love to see a return to form from Scott and Carpenter; perhaps they should co-direct like the Beards?

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Also was looking forward to Mute.

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    I love to see D.Jones work on the...

    by BlackBriar

    New James Bond Film, If S.Mendes doesn't end up directing, D.Jones and 007 would be Awesome!!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    he should have been given Superman

    by vadakinX

    I know Snyder can deliver a quick film, which is what Warners need but i still think Jones was the perfect choice. Oh well, give him The Flash instead.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    he's in a video game

    by detectivesoap

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    JamesWest

    by vadakinX

    Except of course that Jones isn't a Hollywood film maker.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Colt Seavers > Colter Stevens

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    This was a twilight zone episode

    by corplhicks

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Um, BATMAN LIVE anybody?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Any Brits got deets?

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Duncan Jones paints the line in the middle of the road

    by Joely_Boy

    Moon was so fuckin' mediocre

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    This Sounds As Cool As Hell!!! I Love It Aleady

    by Media Messiah

    To: Zoe<BR><BR>I met your dad. That is the coolest dude, and he is very kind. Love Bowie Sr., and glad that he has an equally cool and talented son in you!!!!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    That's "Already"

    by Media Messiah

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    The Concept: Sounds Like They Are Dialing Into...

    by Media Messiah

    ...the frequencies of people's souls, so they can have first witness accounts of events, like terrorist attacks, and what not, by placing one of their operative's consciousness in someone else's body--in a past event.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Hhhhhmmmm?

    by Media Messiah

    So it's a future event, like remote viewing?

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    I read this script...

    by cloneomat

    you're gonna hate where it goes. Cool concept but a lot of wonky science that doesn't follow its own rules and stops making sense about halfway through. Emotionally powerful but won't hold up on repeated viewings.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Now THIS is cool news

    by onezeroone

    I don't care if it turns out predictable. Going by sheer amount of sci-fi we've devoured over the years, there isn't much left in terms of "original idea". Only thing one can do is add existing twists to existing plots in different ways. MOON was better than it should've been... stoked for this.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    originality

    by nightmute

    I can't quite get behind the support for Jones. This is the 21st century but Moon was styled to feel like seventies SF, such as Dark Star and Silent Running. Well, I saw those movies, and I don't want to see the same stuff recycled. It's becoming ever more rare now to see something that isn't a take on a true trailblazing director's work. When I saw Star Wars, that felt incredibly new, as did Alien, as did Blade Runner. In recent times, I can only point to District 9 as offering a substantially original science fiction vision. Moon was too self-conscious about its influences to truly stand apart. Consider also that Jones himself has compared Mute, another planned project of his, to Blade Runner, but set in Berlin instead of LA. He's standing on someone else's shoulders, whereas Scott created his future vision from scratch. Expect neon and rain. Again.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    and at the end.............

    by macheesmo3

    he discovers that the train wreck was just a projection of his own fear towards the mission............

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    been excited about this since i heard about it at Scriptshadow a

    by ragingfluff

    sounds like it's had a bit of a rewrite

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    you'd think his dad would give him some $$$

    by FleshMachine

    he needs a bigger budget...his dad is worth more than any other british musician (including macartney)