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Video Interview: 'Source Code' Director & Movie Geek Duncan Jones

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March 25, 2011

Duncan Jones

Some know him as @ManMadeMoon on Twitter, others know him as "Zowie Bowie", but everyone knows him as the talented filmmaker who broke out with the incredible indie sci-fi Moon in '09. Director Duncan Jones has finished and is about to release his second feature film - Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier sent back in an 8-minute time loop to try and prevent the bombing of a train. I first met Duncan during Sundance when I interviewed him for Moon and have remained friends ever since. It was an honor to catch up with him again last week to talk about all things Source Code and life since Sundance 2009. Enjoy!

Watch Alex's full video interview with Source Code / Moon director Duncan Jones:

I haven't reviewed Source Code yet, but our own Jeremy Kirk published his from SXSW. I have seen the film and really enjoyed it, it has a lot of depth to the sci-fi story and, of course, contains some stellar filmmaking.

Source Code is directed by one of our very favorite up-and-coming British filmmakers, Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie whose feature debut was the brilliant sci-fi film Moon. The screenplay was written by TV writer Ben Ripley, making his feature debut, and was featured on the Black List a few years ago. Vendome Pictures and Mark Gordon produced. Summit Entertainment is bringing Source Code to theaters everywhere starting April 1st before the summer kicks off. Watch a trailer. I hope you enjoyed watching our chat with Duncan!

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  • Chris Offner
    Love Duncan!
  • eru88
    ****Possible Spoilers***** I don't understand why in the movie ( from the trailers i seen) they made the characters on the train monaghan and gyllenhaal know each other. In the script they didn't know each other so he had to gain her trust in 8 minutes(if i remember correctly) being complete strangers and I love that. But I haven't seen the movie so maybe is for the best.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Yea, I know what you're saying, and I kind of agree. They revised the script heavily from the version that's on the internet to what Duncan actually shot with. I liked that character dynamic more. That said, it still plays very well, there are some amazing moments in the film.
  • Cruzer
    Such a down to Earth guy, I'm now more excited to see Source Code!
    • Gh
      love the slight pun Cruzer...Bravo!
  • Anonymous
    I just love him.

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