Duncan Jones’s new film Mute is almost here.
And it’s a glorious, neon-soaked beauty.
It’s a stunning return to sci-fi for Warcraft director, Duncan Jones. And better yet, his upcoming film Mute is set in the same universe as his cult sci-fi hit, Moon. It’s been long-awaited by his fans (myself included)… and now we’ve finally got our first glimpse at the beautifully shot Mute.
And it’s standing on the shoulders of giants.
Mute stars Alexander Skarsgard as Leo – a bartender living in the neo-noir city of Berlin in the year 2052 – “where dreams come true and man comes undone.” A childhood accident left Leo unable to speak, and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend, Naadirah.
But his happy ending quickly turns sour…
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) – unable to speak from a childhood accident – searches for his missing girlfriend, the love of his life, his salvation, through dark streets, frenzied plazas, and the full spectrum of the cities shadow-dwellers.”
“As he seeks answers, Leo finds himself mixed up with Cactus Bill (Paul Rudd) and Duck (Justin Theroux), a pair of irreverent US army surgeons on a mission all their own. This soulful sci-fi journey from filmmaker Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code, Warcraft) imagines a world of strange currencies in which echoes of love and humanity are still worth listening to.”
It sounds like one hell of a concept, and with Duncan Jones at the helm, you can guarantee this is going to be good. It’s exciting, fresh and just quirky enough to leave us trying to work out what it’s really all about.
And we can’t wait to see this.
Mute stars Alexander Skarsgard, Seyneb Saleh, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.
Duncan Jones both wrote and directed the movie.
Mute heads to Netflix sometime next month.