Following the success of their first “blockbuster” film last month (David Ayer’s sci-fi cop thriller Bright), Netflix continues with their plans to pump out movies that are bigger and more ambitious than we’re used to seeing debut on streaming services. One such film is the long awaited Duncan Jones project Mute, which has also said to be a spiritual sequel to 2009’s Moon, finally has an official release date. Well… sort of.
When asked by a fan on Twitter when Mute was due to drop, director Duncan Jones responded to him by saying
Shhh! I’m not supposed to know yet!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 8, 2018
While it’s a little disappointing that Jones couldn’t give us an exact date, it is nice to know that we can expect Mute sometime next month. Judging by the tone of his tweet, it seems like he was supposed to keep even that a secret so I guess we should just take what we can get.
Judging by the terrific sounding Blade Runner–esque sci-fi noir premise and the cast though, Mute might be a return to form for the director. You can read the synopsis here.
Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Alexander Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Paul Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.
While Duncan Jones may not be an instantly recognizable name, you probably have seen one or more of his films. He made his directorial debut in 2009 with the instant sci-fi classic Moon which he followed up in 2011 with the terrific (up until the last 5 minutes) Source Code, and 2016 with the pretty much terrible Warcraft.
Will you be seeing Mute? Let us know in the comments!