Duncan Jones has developed an interesting career as a science fiction director. He kicked things off with Moon, moved on to Source Code and then went full blown studio auctioneer with Warcraft. Warcraft got a lot of bad press – but I quite liked it, even though I thought I wouldn’t (check out the Movies In Focus review). Jones is currently in Berlin directing his latest effort, another sci-fi movie called Mute.
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.
These first images show that the shadow of Blade Runner looms large over this Netflix Original.
Mute starring Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux and Seyneb Saleh Netflix later in 2017