Shane Abbess to Direct Source Code
Australian director Shane Abbess’ debut film, the noirish gothic fantasy “Gabriel” must have made quite an impression, because Hollywood has taken notice and now Shane Abbess (pictured, left) is scheduled to direct a new sci-fi thriller called “Source Code” for big boy movie studio Universal. Abbess’ “Gabriel” was made for $200,000, but has already made over $1.2 million so far in its Native Australia, and now Screen Gems has bought the film for U.S. distribution.
More about “Source Code” from Variety:
“Source Code,” a time continuum story, was written by Ben Ripley and once had Topher Grace to star. Regardless of the budget, which has yet to be set, it’s sure to trump Abbess’ “Gabriel” outlay, which he raised himself.
Mark Gordon and Lawrence Inglee will produce “Source Code.”