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SXSW: Duncan Jones Calls 'Mute' His 'Don Quixote' & Talks About His Next Cityscape Sci-Fi Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2011 9:58 AM
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Calls His Next Film "Big Sprawling Fun"SXSW is underway which means we'll be spending the next week or so in Austin catching movies, talking with talent and trying to find space for beer and BBQ somewhere in the there. The festival kicked off last night with Duncan Jones' highly anticipated follow-up to "Moon," the time looping thriller "Source Code." It was received quite well from audiences who hit the screening last night and today and the director and cast ran the press gauntlet answering questions about the film. Naturally, with news arriving just before the festival that the director's long-gestating dream project "Mute" was headed the graphic novel route, the helmer fielded questions about the film as well as plans for a big, expansive follow-up to "Source Code."

SXSW Review: 'Source Code' Is A Decent, But Familiar 'Groundhog Day' Meets Action, Sci-Fi Thriller

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 12, 2011 2:11 AM
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When Duncan Jones' mysterious debut feature "Moon" was released back in 2009, the Internet collectively collapsed under the weight of its own enthusiasm. Jones was heralded as a bold new visionary, someone to rescue the tired sci-fi genre from the Hollywood trappings of big-budget spectacle. And while the heaps of praise lavished on the young filmmaker and his debut film were somewhat hyperbolic, it was still clear that the dude was a fresh voice in the field and one unafraid to focus on the human elements of science fiction and genre. Of course, the question was -- what would he do next?

Duncan Jones To Turn 'Mute' Into A Graphic Novel; Says City Based Sci-Fi Film Will Be Next Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2011 4:12 AM
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Back in January, the seeds of doubt surrounding Duncan Jones' ambitious sci-fi flick "Mute" began to sprout into something more. In an interview he noted that reception to his movie was pretty cool and it was proving hard to get off the ground.

Watch: New Trailer For Duncan Jones' 'Source Code'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2011 9:00 AM
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A new trailer has landed for Duncan Jones' "Source Code" and like the character in the film, don't be surprised if you have a bit of déja vu.

Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Authorized To Use Whatever Force Necessary In 'Source Code' Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2011 3:25 AM
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Anticipation is high for Duncan Jones' sophomore effort "Source Code," his followup to the acclaimed "Moon," and we'll soon see if the time-looping sci-fi story will deliver the goods.

Duncan Jones Confirms 'Source Code' Not Set In Kinkos As New Poster Suggests

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 10:35 AM
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Ooof. That hurt. The new poster for "Source Code" has debuted and it's -- to put it kindly -- an eyesore.

Duncan Jones Admits He Was Intimidated By 'Superman' Scale; Backed Out Of Talks On His Own

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 24, 2011 5:18 AM
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'Moon' Director Also Talks Turning Down 'Dredd'What would you rather have: a filmmaker who's aware of his experience and limitations, but doesn't want to take a risk? Or a director who seizes an opportunity despite what might be a lack of skill-set self-awareness? Is the former just a move by a wise and mature filmmaker? Is the latter simply having self-confidence? Both obviously have their drawbacks, but self-awareness is an unusually new and cognizant level of consideration that sometimes doesn't register in careerist Hollywood.

Duncan Jones Says Sci-Fi Project 'Mute' Is "In Limbo," 'Blade Runner' Homage Next

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 17, 2011 9:51 AM
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"Moon" Director Says Long-Gestating Sci-Fi Mystery Is Being Shelved For Now, Instead Will Come A "Future City" FilmLast we checked in with Duncan Jones, life was good. His sophomore effort “Source Code,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright had been announced as the opening night film of the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and the world seemed to be his oyster. The director, who landed loudly on the cinematic map with his haunting and modest sci-fi debut, "Moon," looked to have two projects brewing as a follow-up to "Source Code," which hits theaters later this year on April 15th. One was called a completely unknown project and one was "Mute," a "Blade Runner"-esque sci-fi mystery about a mute bartender who goes up against his futuristic city's gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing girlfriend.

Duncan Jones Juggling Two Projects As Potential Follow Up To 'Source Code'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 20, 2010 2:58 AM
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'Blade Runner'-Inspired Berlin-Set Project 'Mute' One Of The Two, No Longer Attached To 'Escape From The Deep'With his sophomore effort "Source Code" starring Jake Gyllenhaal set as the opening night film at SXSW before hitting theaters on April 15th, Duncan Jones is evidently wasting no time, already putting the pieces together for his next feature film.

Duncan Jones' 'Source Code' The Official Opening Film Of The 2011 SXSW Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 7:55 AM
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You can smell the beer, bbq and sweat already, as in about three months, everyone in the film world will descend upon Austin for the SXSW Film Festival, and they've got a helluva opening film waiting for those who make the journey.

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