I'm firmly convinced that there are two types of sci-fi fans: those who love (or least like) Duncan Jones' 'Moon' -- and those who have yet to see Duncan Jones' 'Moon.' Guaranteed to become one of those science fiction films we'll still (lovingly) argue about in ten years' time -- sort of like 'Blade Runner' or 'Gattaca' or 'Dark City' -- 'Moon' marked, at the very least, a novel and confident debut from a first-time feature-maker.
And now we have word that one of our favorite young filmmakers is about to debut his sophomore effort at one of our very favorite film festivals. In other words, Duncan Jones' 'Source Code' will premiere at the always-great South by Southwest Film Festival in March as its opening night film before opening in wide release on April 1. The action / sci-fi combo stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright, while the screenplay comes from Ben Ripley, whom the hardcore genre fans may remember from 'Species 3' and 'Species 4.' (It had to be mentioned!)
We'll share the full press release below (along with the trailer), which includes a decent but not spoilery plot synopsis and all sorts of 'Source Code'-related tidbits. Congrats to Mr. Jones and his team on their second invitation to SXSW, and we certainly look forward to being there on opening night.