Film geeks like me are so spoiled next year. The entire calendar is populated with action, adventure, superheroes and science fiction and for the first time in a long while there are movies opening before the anticipated summer blockbuster season that look as exciting as the ones that will play during that profitable period. One project that I’m particularly giddy about is Duncan Jones‘ follow up to his acclaimed 2009 mind-bender Moon – the time travel thriller Source Code.
Moviegoers everywhere can experience the awesomeness of Source Code on April 1st, but those lucky enough to be attending the 2011 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas are in for a real treat today as we’ve found out that Source Code will premiere on the fest’s opening night! With this exciting news comes a new image from the film, which you can see below.
The movie is about a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. The trailer teases a cerebral story like the director’s debut film, but will also feature big-budget special effects that are the hallmark of Hollywood productions. I’m stoked about Source Code because of its cool cast (comprised of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright) and talented filmmaker, whose work reminds me of the early movies of Terry Gilliam. Those lucky enough to be attending the SXSW Film Festival will get to see Source Code before the rest of us, so start getting hyped now!
Source: SXSW Film Festival