Mute is a forthcoming Netflix movie set in the futuristic underground world of Berlin, and stars Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux, but what’s drawing me to this most is that it’s directed by Duncan Jones, whose Moon is one of my favourite films in recent years.
Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (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 (Rudd) and Duck (Theroux), a pair of irreverent US army surgeons on a mission all their own. This soulful sci-fi journey from filmmaker Duncan Jones (who also directed Source Code and Warcraft) imagines a world of strange currencies in which echoes of love and humanity are still worth listening to.
Mute is co-written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson., produced by Stuart Fenegan, with Charles JD Schissel and Trevor Beattie as executive producers. The film is released worldwide on Netflix on February 23rd, and I’m really looking forward to this.
Check out the new trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size iamge:
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