This past summer, a small sci-fi film called Moon took everyone by surprise and not only amassed a pretty large fanbase, but also inspired a grassroots Oscar campaign for the film's star, Sam Rockwell. Now, Moon director Duncan Jones will follow up his debut feature with a very cool sounding flick called Source Code, which will star Jake Gyllenhaal, according to Variety.
Summit Entertainment will distribute the sci-fi thriller, which follows "a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown commuter and is forced to live and relive a harrowing train bombing until he can determine who is responsible for it." It kinda sounds like a more intense take on a Groundhog Day-type concept, and the script – which has been floating around since 2007 (when Shane Abbess was tapped to direct with Topher Grace set to star) – has collected some pretty positive buzz online.
Aside from Source Code, Duncan Jones is also working on another original sci-fi film called Mute, which will be independently financed after Jones finishes the script. Chances are pretty strong that Source Code will be the first to go before cameras, though, and that's just fine by me.
What do you think of the concept behind Source Code? Too much like Groundhog Day, or unique enough to whet your appetite for more?