Mute, the “spiritual sequel” to Moon, is coming to us courtesy of Netflix later this year and we are finally being teased with some photos from the production. Principal photography on the sci-fi noir fired up back in September, returning director Duncan Jones to low budget genre filmmaking after playing in the big leagues for awhile with 2011’s Source Code and last year’s Warcraft. Mute sees Jones taking his love of and inspiration from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and spinning it into an original tale set within the same universe as Moon. I don’t know about you, but I love that we’re getting two Blade Runner riffs this year. The other, of course, being Denis Villenueve’s Blade Runner 2049.
From Netflix’s press release…
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.
Mute also stars Noel Clarke, Florence Kasumba, Gilbert Owuor, Daniel Fathers, and Sam Rockwell. Clint Mansell, who previously scored Moon for Jones, returns to compose the music for Mute. You can checkout all three stills below…
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