Duncan Jones’ latest feature, Mute, is coming to Netflix on February 23rd, and a new trailer has been released in anticipation of its release. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, and Seyneb Saleh, Mute was originally supposed to be Jones’ debut feature, but the funding for Moon is what came first, leading to him getting hired for Source Code and Warcraft. But now, he’s put aside the time to make the movie he’s been trying to get produced for over a decade.
Billed as the director’s ode to Blade Runner, Mute seems to have a similar tone to another one of Netflix’s Blade Runner-inspired originals, Altered Carbon, which was released on February 2nd. In response to the upcoming release, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said, “Duncan Jones is such a dynamic directing force, and the team he has assembled in-front-of and behind-the-camera will continue to reinvigorate the science fiction genre.” Netflix has been pretty interested in exploring genre cinema recently, with big budget releases like Bright and Okja. They also seem to be getting in the sci-fi game a bit more seriously. In addition to Mute and Altered Carbon, Netflix is working on a reboot of Lost in Space, and it’s safe to assume that they’ll bring back Black Mirror for a fifth season.
According to an official synopsis of Mute:
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.
Mute comes to Netflix on February 23rd!
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