Jake Gyllenhaal cracking the 'Code'

Philippe Rousselet, Mark Gordon producing sci-fi thriller

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SANTA MONICA -- Philippe Rousselet and Mark Gordon are unlocking the code.

The pair is joining to produce, and Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in, the sci-fi thriller "Source Code." The project marks the first production for Rousselet's Vendome Pictures, a commercially oriented banner the international film veteran launched this year.

Duncan Jones, who helmed this year's sci-fi sleeper "Moon," is attached to direct.

The project centers on a soldier who wakes up in the body of a commuter and must solve the mystery of a train explosion. Jordan Wynn also will produce.

Production is scheduled for the first quarter of next year.

"Code" already has nailed down distribution in major territories: Summit will release the film stateside and is handling global sales at AFM, locking in such deals as SND in France, Kinowelt in Germany and Optimum in the U.K.

CAA helped package and locate financing for the project.

Rousselet has been careful in greenlighting scripts since his banner's early-spring launch. Announcing "Code," he said Gordon and Jones "exemplify the types of producers and filmmakers we at Vendome plan to be in business with."

Gyllenhaal, repped by CAA and Management 360, next appears in Lionsgate's drama remake "Brothers."
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