The director of Moon, Source Code, and most recently Warcraft, has spent the last few months working his latest film, not for the big screen, but for the streaming juggernaut Netflix. Today, we get to sample the fruits of his labor with new pics! Let’s analyze the first pictures from Duncan Jones‘ Netflix Original Movie, Mute, shall we?
As you can see from the photos, Mute feels very 80s with its interpretation of the future. Almost Blade Runner-esque or Judge Dredd without all the Rob Schneiders hiding in pasta robots. The premise behind Mute is a pretty interesting one too. See the synopsis below:
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.
It’s not too often that we get a movie where the main character doesn’t say much, making Mute a bit of an enigma. A cast featuring Alexander Skarsgard, Justin Theroux, and the always fantastic Paul Rudd, doesn’t hurt its chances of being good either!
Mute will premiere on Netflix later this year!