Duncan Jones, even after having a lot of backlash from the lackluster Warcraft, is still one of Hollywood’s most promising directors. His first two films Moon and Source Code are among some of the best in recent science fiction, displaying Jones’ knack for telling unique stories.
The film takes place in the future 2052 of Berlin, and after Sam Rockwell’s clone returned to Earth. The film will be set in the same universe as 2009’s Moon.
After the failure of Warcraft, Jones appears to be back to his more independent roots with Mute. This Netflix-produced science fiction film features a strong cast, including Alexander Skarsgard, Justin Theroux, and the super charming Paul Rudd. Netflix continues to try to bolster their original content line-up, finding new directors to create strong content.
With Mute being scheduled for 2017, Netflix has released a few photos from set, as well as an official synopsis:
Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin. Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo’s search for her takes him deep into the city’s seedy underbelly. A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.
The Netflix original film is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson. Stuart Fenegan serves as producer and Charles J.D. Schissel and Trevor Beattie serve as executive producers. The film will launch in all territories where Netflix is available in 2017.
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