One of the most memorable sci-fi films that has come out this year so far is now being developed for the small screen! In an exclusive, THR has announced that Mark Gordon has sold a TV version of the sci-fi thriller ‘Source Code’ to CBS.
Gordon will stay on to produce the project along with Phillippe Rousselet who was also involved in the big screen version. Steve Maeda (‘Lost’, ‘X-Files’, ‘The Forgotten’) has been signed on to write. No word as to whether director Duncan Jones will be onboard but according to his tweets earlier today, he had no knowledge of the news until he read it on Twitter! He did, however, wish the production team well.
‘Source Code’ is about a soldier who uses military technology (the Source Code) that allows him to take over someone’s body in the last eight minutes of their life. He is transported into the body of a commuter to find out who caused a terrorist bombing on the train. If he is unable to complete his mission, he is transported back again to those 8 minutes until he completes his mission.
The premise of the TV show, however, will be tweaked to allow a broader plotline where three former federal agents who are part of a top secret program will use Source Code technology to jump into the consciousness of people involved in tragic events.
Yes, this sounds a bit like ‘Quantum Leap’ brought up a few more notches but it still sounds like it has the potential to be very successful if done properly. Hopefully it is goes well, the television version of the movie will premiere by next year’s fall season.