Duncan Jones’ 2011 time-travel sci-fi Source Code, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan, is getting a sequel.
Variety reports that the producers have hired Anna Foerster to direct the follow-up, with no cast or other crew confirmed. Foerster is an effects veteran who’s worked on Independence Day and Pitch Black, and she’s directed episodes of Criminal Minds and Outlander.
The original was a nifty thriller, in which Gyllenhaal’s soldier was sent back in time to repeat the last eight minutes of a man’s life before the train he was on blew up. He was sent back over and over again until he found the man who planted the bomb, forcing him to die over and over again, in some ways predating the rightly-acclaimed “live-die-repeat” angle of Edge Of Tomorrow. So we’re a little wary of a sequel coming from anyone other than Duncan Jones.
It seems unlikely that any of the original cast will return but we can probably expect casting announcements soon.
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