Source Code

(2011)

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.

‘Source Code 2’ Lands ‘Outlander’ Director Anna Foerster

‘Source Code 2’ Lands ‘Outlander’ Director Anna Foerster

The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome Pictures are teaming up once again for Source Code 2, a follow-up to director Duncan Jones' 2011 sci-fi thriller Source Code. It isn't clear if Duncan Jones or star Jake Gyllenhaal will be involved, but, at this point, the project doesn't have a distributor or any cast members attached. Anna Foerster has signed on to direct, from a script by original Source Code writer Ben Ripley.

No story details have been released at this point. Jake Gyllenhaal starred in Source Code as Colter Stevens, a soldier who wakes up in someone else's body. He realizes he's part of an experiment where he only has 8 minutes to find and dismantle a bomb on a commuter train. Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright and Russell Peters co-starred in the thriller, which earned $54 million at the domestic box office and $147 million worldwide, from an estimated $30 million production budget. Back in September 2011, we reported that Mark Gordon was setting up a Source Code TV series at CBS, although it never moved forward.

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10th Annual VES Awards Nominations Announced

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for its 10th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 7 by distinguished panels of VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank and New York, FotoKem's Spy in San Francisco, and other facilities in London, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington, NZ.

As previously announced, Stan Lee will be honored with the VES 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and Douglas Trumbull with the Georges Méliès Award.

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‘Source Code’ TV Series Coming to CBS

http://movieweb.com/person/mark-gordon/ Producer Mark Gordon has made a deal with CBS to bring Source Code to television.

The series will surround the same story as the movie, it follows three former federal agents who are part of a top-secret program. Each week, they'll use Source Code technology to jump into the consciousness of people involved in tragic events.

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‘Source Code’ Will Debut on VOD Two Weeks Before Blu-ray and DVD

Summit Home Entertainment announced today that its Sci-fi film Source Code will be available to consumers via VOD and EST on Friday, July 8, 2011, approximately two weeks prior to the film's home entertainment release date of Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Traditionally standard VOD and EST are available day and date with physical discs. This particular case will test the demand for viewing a bigger budgeted film digitally prior to the release of physical discs. Summit is not shortening the industry established window between a film's theatrical release and its home entertainment debut, rather this test aligns with the studio's ongoing efforts to find the best way to present its films digitally.

The studio has been a leader in home entertainment since offering all of its titles on VOD and through EST day and date with a disc's release since the company was founded in 2007. Summit's Twilight was the first film to gross $100 million at the domestic box office released in this pattern, now a standard practice for both major studios and independents.

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‘Source Code’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrives July 26th

Duncan Jones' new thriller Source Code will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 26. The standard DVD will be priced at $26.99 SRP while the Blu-ray will cost $30.49 SRP. You can take a look at the cover artwork and special features below.

Source Code was released April 1st, 2011.

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BOX OFFICE BEATDOWN: ‘Rio’ Flies to the Top with $26.5 Million

It was another winning weekend for the movie industry with box office receipts up an estimated 34% from this time last year making everyone hope the 2011 slump is over. Rain in much of the country no doubt helped encourage moviegoers to buy a ticket and stay indoors.

You can't keep a good bird down evidently. Rio was the champ for the second weekend running. It's $26.5 million haul was enough to beat out Madea's Big Happy Family that opened to a robust $26 million. However, Tyler Perry's sixth cross-dressing film performed under expectations. Many had been projecting a $30 million opening weekend but it wasn't able to pull that off. The last two movies featuring his popular Madea character had opened at $41 million and $30 million. Are audiences getting tired of Madea?

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BOX OFFICE BEATDOWN: ‘Rio’ Bests ‘Scream 4’ with $40 Million

The headline news for box office watchers this weekend is that it's the first to end the slump. Ticket totals had been averaging below the previous year's take most every weekend this year so far. The estimated $139 million haul is well above the same weekend last year which topped out at $119 million.

Rio was the unsurprising big winner at the US box office this weekend with a $40 million take, right on track with the estimates going into Friday. The tropical bird film earned another $53 million overseas. Add that to its initial $80 million already earned (it had been released in some international markets prior to its US debut) and the birds have managed to rack up an impressive $168 million so far. Not bad!

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will ‘Rio’ Fly Away with the Top Spot?

Or can ‘Scream 4’ manage to get enough horror fans in those seats to cause an upset this weekend?