by Brendan Bettinger Posted: December 23rd, 2010
Summit has released a new international trailer for Source Code, a sci-fi thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon). Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a soldier who wakes up in the body of a stranger on a Chicago commuter train: “he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the ‘Source Code,’ a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.” Michelle Monaghan (Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace) also star. Source Code opens on April 1, 2011. Hit the jump to check out the UK trailer.
Via Bleeding Cool:
I’ve seen True Grit twice in as many days, which has tripled my exposure to the inspiring trailer for The Adjustment Bureau. That hits theaters a month before Source Code. A brief look at the releases in between show it’s a good month to be a sci-fi fan. Check it:
- March 4th: The Adjustment Bureau and Apollo 18
- March 11th: Battle: Los Angeles
- March 18th: Paul
- March 25th: Sucker Punch
- April 1st: Source Code
I’m not yet convinced that Apollo 18 will be any good, and it may be a bit of a stretch to label Sucker Punch science fiction. But man, that’s a murderers’ row.
In fact, if you take Apollo 18 out of the mix (and really, let’s), Source Code is the one I’m most worried about. I loved Moon. Loved it. And the idea behind Source Code — not that I fully comprehend it — seems cool enough. The cast is solid. But so far the trailers have seemed a bit… sterile.
I fear Jones is in danger of following in the footsteps of Richard Kelly. Kelly has a sharp eye and a bottomless well of great ideas (both evident in Moon). When these things cohere — as in Donnie Darko –you’ve got a classic film. But when they don’t — as in Southland Tales and The Box — you’re left with an ambitious, engaging mess.
If Source Code ends up resembling The Box… well, that’s not so bad. I’d kill for Hollywood to release ten Boxes each year. But really, that’s a poor comparison. The bar is Moon. If Jones equals his last effort: awesome. If he clears it: instant classic.
Here’s the official synopsis for Source Code:
http://collider.com/source-code-trailer/66541/When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).
by Jason Barr Posted: December 23rd, 2010
The first images of Tom Hardy on the set of Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy landed online recently. Sporting a slew of ill-conceived tattoos and a blonde wig, Hardy looks to be settling in nicely to the role of British operative Ricki Tarr. Based on the 1974 John Le Carre spy novel of the same name, the film tells the story of George Smiley (played by Gary Oldman) and his attempt to uncover a mole within British Intelligence. Although I’ve never read the novel, given its solid cast (mentioned below) and its status as Alfredson’s follow-up to the terrific Let the Right One In, this project is shaping up to be one of my most anticipated for 2011.
Hit the jump to check out the set images for yourself. In addition to Hardy and Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy also stars Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, and Stephen Graham.
Here’s the images [via Just Jared]:
by Talia Soghomonian Posted: December 23rd, 2010
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s… Javier Bardem. By the time the average actor hits the big time, he has had years of small jobs behind him, and the Spanish actor is no exception as Jay Leno revealed (read embarrassed him) Wednesday night on The Tonight Show by replaying an old clip from his past.
“You never dressed maybe as Superman?” asked Leno. “Oh Jeez!” Responded Bardem, knowing an embarrassing moment from his past in Spain was about to surface and become international news. “You cannot hide anymore,” said Leno.
Back in 1989, a very skinny Bardem donned the superhero’s famed tights and cape n the popular Spanish TV show El día por delante, which aired on Televisión Española (TVE), in a segment called “”¡Es…Superman!” Well, I don’t think superhero filmmakers will be giving him a call anytime soon. Hit the jump to see why.
Bardem’s Superman is simply no hero. He can’t fly, he can’t avoid bumping into objects and he especially can’t find a better acting gig. The Academy Award winner admits he was a struggling actor back then, even though he came from a family of acclaimed filmmakers and thespians — he started out at age six and a half in the film El Pícaro (The Scoundrel) – and questioned whether he really wanted to become an actor. “It’s a hard job,” he told Leno.
But I guess playing a klutzy Superman on a talk show is way better than his rather impressive array of other jobs, which included rugby player, bouncer, construction worker and stripper (surely someone can dig up a clip of that particular job!) Thank goodness director Bigas Luna came along and gave him his big break in The Ages of Lulu a year later.
His next film, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful which earned him the Best Actor award in Cannes this year, opens on December 29th. Watch Jay Leno embarrass Javier on last night’s show, followed by clips of El día por delante and El Picaro: