After getting a look at ‘Mute’ a year ago we’ve finally learned that Netflix is bringing the film out next month! While Duncan Jones didn’t get a lot of positive response to ‘Warcraft’, we all still love ‘Moon’ and this looks to be done more in that style. I mean, a cyberpunk movie with a ‘Blade Runner’ look to it just looks like a ton of fun! Alexander Skarsgård shares that Netflix picked up the film in 2016 and it has been a long two-year wait for us since that time.
However, a tweet shared by Jones hints that the wait could finally be over!
Shhh! I’m not supposed to know yet!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 8, 2018
No release date, no official confirmation from Netflix yet, nothing but the word of the director! I think that probably means we’re going to see it next month though the when is still up in the air.
With ‘Altered Carbon’ already set to hit the service, it seems like Cyberpunk styled futures are all the rage right now and I, for one, am happy to hear this. While the second film is a bit further into the future, ‘Mute’ isn’t that far off even though some of the stylistic choices might hint that it is decades away.
‘Mute’ follows a man who is unable to speak and is trying to track down his missing girlfriend, the only person who has given him any comfort in life. To do so, he must search through the “seedy underbelly” of the city. The visuals are clearly inspired by the ‘Blade Runner’ universe with darker colors and neon lights. The piece is hinted at being more character driven as his earlier work was which we’re all quite happy to hear.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Mute’ when it lands on Netflix? Do you think Jones has inside knowledge about his film that we’ll finally be able to see it next month? Share your thoughts below!
Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgard) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin. Because of a childhood incident, 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.