Source Code is a sci-fi story centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of a commuter who witnesses a train explosion.
We already know that Jake Gyllenhaal is set to play a soldier/Captain Colter Stevens in Duncan Jones-directed movie written by Ben Ripley.
The movie has great cast, so this sci-fi also stars Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Russell Peters among others.
“Source Code is a kind of sci-fi thriller based in different time continuums.” Gyllenhaal said.
Vera Farmiga plays his (Colter) handler who advises him through his investigations, while Michelle Monaghan plays a passenger romantically involved with the man Gyllenhaal’s mind is occupying.
Here’s the Source Code synopsis:
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.
He learns he’s part of an operation called “Beleaguered Castle,” but before he can progress any further, Goodwin starts up the machinery and suddenly…Colter is back on the train, at exactly the same time he first appeared there, once again speeding through Chicago with the same group of commuters.
Colter figures he’s in some kind of simulation exercise, with his task being to find the bomber onboard the train before it goes off again. Living the explosion over and over, Colter must uncover the identity of the bomber, while also figuring out what the alternative universe of “Beleaguered Castle” is. Adding to the puzzle, Colter uses the second chance opportunities to make peace with his father, and to find romance with a fellow passenger on the train.
There you go, new movies are coming, fresh directors and fresh ideas.
That’s why we really hope that with this movie Jones is going to repeat his success, or at least – that Source Code will even be better than his Moon which received very positive reviews and even got reception from the scientific community, since it was screened at NASA’s Space Center Houston.
Source Code opens theaters on April 15, 2011.