Monday, 20 September 2010

Clint Mansell to score Source Code!

Amazing news! Duncan Jones has just confirmed (via twitter) that Clint Mansell will compose the score for Source Code.

"Have a bloody fantastic bit of Source Code news. Super star Clint Mansell WILL be scoring the film. You have no idea how relieved I am."

For those of you who don't know, he created the soundtrack for Moon, and I suggest you all go out and buy it, and play it on long car journeys, extremely beautiful and atmospheric.

Mansell's other work includes Reqium for a Dream, The Wrestler and The Fountain. If this isn't a reason to be even more excited for Source Code I don't know what is.

Just listen to this.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Release date for Source Code and first official picture.

Source Code was included in Octobers issue of Empire with a release date! It was mentioned in the magazine's list of '10 movies we want to see right now'. With the release put as MARCH 11th 2011.

This scan and info was from

Duncan Jones tells Empire 'On this one I've got four really talented actors - Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright. It's a new test, a new experience...'

Jake Gyllenhaal was apparently the one 'who pushed him to board the sci-fi thriller'.

Duncan describes Jake Gyllenhaal's character briefly as 'a military man who wakes up on a train not knowing how he got there. Before he gets a chance to work it out, things change in such a dramatic way, he doesn't know whether the train's real or not...When it was brought to me it was serious, quite cerebral, dark and depressing, My take was, "This could actually be quite fun..."'

The director also tells us of Paul Hirsch (editor) and how he is 'thrilled to be working with him'. However it was Paul Hirsch who called Duncan the genius after suggesting something during the editing process, which made his year.

Also this...

...appeared at Comic Con a few weeks ago. Not quite sure what it is,early promo material perhaps.

Off topic (sort of) I went to a screening of Moon at the BFI on tuesday. As a bonus there was an entertaining Q & A afterwards with Duncan Jones, Gavin Rothery (Concept artist and VFX supervisor), Hideki Arichi (Art Director) and Barrett Heathcode, VFX Editor. A year after release Moon still filled 450 seats (quickly too, after being upgraded from NFT2 to NFT1) which gives you an idea of the growing popularity of this film, and it will continue to grow. If you want to watch the Q&A it has been uploaded at the blog MovieBrit. Again huge thanks to WDW for this.

Thanks to WDW again for the picture scan and heads up! Source Code picture from Digital Spy Movies.