MUTE, THE MOVIE
It took 12 years to get here, but it will take less than 12 months to see director Duncan Jones’ Mute, the final installment of his Moon trilogy. Completing this set of films was put on pause (after 2008’s Moon and 2011’s Source Code) because of Jones directing Warcraft. Now, Mute has found a home with Netflix, and it seems like it has a pretty ambitious release date.
Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard are set to star in the film and our very own Nikki Lamborn has a role too!
The much-anticipated project comes from a story Jones created twelve years ago. The film follows Leo (Skarsgård), a mute man searching for a missing person in the year 2052 in Berlin while dueling with two rogue villains played by Rudd and Justin Theroux. Jones co-wrote the script with Michael Robert Johnson (Sherlock Holmes). Charles J.D. Schlissel serves as executive producer along with co-producers Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser of Studio Babelsberg.
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.