Before he went off to make the mega-budget Warcraft: The Beginning, Source Code and Moon director Duncan Jones was working on Mute. Now he’s gone back to that film, which will be eschewing largely cinemas, due to a very lucrative deal with Netflix.
Now the first pictures from the film have arrived.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 wisecracking 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.’
No exact release date has been revealed, but it’ll be out later this year.