Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks for Sci-Fi Thriller Source Code
11.08.09 by BJSprecher
It was the title role in the sci-fi movie Donnie Darko that made Jake Gyllenhaal a star, and now Gyllenhaal may be appearing in another mind-bending genre film. Variety is reporting that Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in Source Code, a sci-fi picture about a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown commuter on a doomed train ride.
The original Source Code screenplay was written by Ben Rippley and was set up at Universal with Topher Grace in the lead and Shane Abess at the helm. Now, The Mark Gordon Co. and newly formed Vendome Pictures are producing, with script revisions by Billy Ray and Duncan Jones directing.
Production on Source Code is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2010.