Oh, so there’s a “Source Code” sequel now? Uh, okay. You might wonder why there’s a sequel to the decent, but not spectacular sci-fi movie, and all you have to do is look at the numbers. Internationally, the Duncan Jones-directed, Jake Gyllenhaal-starring film took home $92 million, outpacing the domestic haul of $52 million by a mile. Perhaps there’s some gas left in the tank. They’re gonna try to get it started anyway.
“Source Code 2” is indeed really happening, with Anna Foerster slated to direct. She’s done a mix of TV helming gigs (“Criminal Minds,” “Outlander“), but also worked on the VFX teams for movies like “Pitch Black” and “Independence Day,” so she’ll be in familiar territory. Jones isn’t involved with this effort, but screenwriter Ben Ripley returns to pen the script. No word yet on plot details, but it looks like someone else will have an “Edge Of Tomorrow“/”Groundhog Day“-esque experience. Are looping narratives Hollywood’s latest trend?
Meanwhile, the forever developing “The Crow” remake now has a new director in Corin Hardy. He’s a music video director, stepping into features with his first, “The Hallow,” coming next year. He replaces F. Javier Gutierrez, who is doing the next “The Ring” movie instead, and production aims to start next spring. But considering there’s no cast right now, we’ll believe it when we see it. [Variety/Deadline]