By Creative Media Times
The fourth feature from director Duncan Jones following 2016’s Warcraft, 2011’s Source Code and 2009’s “Moon,” Netflix has released the latest trailer for its futuristic thriller “Mute.”
Described by Jones as a “spiritual sequel” to his 2009 feature debut “Moon,” the film stars Alexander Skarsgård as a mute bartender with a violent past, searching for his missing girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). Set in the futuristic underbelly of Berlin, the film also stars Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Justin Theroux (The Girl on the Train).
Jones has described Mute as being inspired by the 1982 classic sci-fi neo-noir film “Blade Runner.” “It’s a thriller with a very weird tone. It goes very dark, then it also goes very darkly funny. It’s science-fiction urban, so it certainly owes some of its influence to Blade Runner.”
Directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson, “Mute” is produced by Stuart Fenegan, while Charles J.D. Schissel and Trevor Beattie are executive producers. The film also features Seyneb Saleh, Ulf Herman, Gilbert Owuor, Daniel Fathers, and Noel Clarke.
“Mute” is set to premiere on Netflix on Feb. 23.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis courtesy of Netflix:
Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) – unable to speak from a childhood accident – searches for his missing girlfriend, the love of his life, his salvation, through dark streets, frenzied plazas, and the full spectrum of the cities shadow-dwellers. As he seeks answers, Leo finds himself mixed up with Cactus Bill (Paul Rudd) and Duck (Justin Theroux), a pair of irreverent US army surgeons on a mission all their own. This soulful sci-fi journey from filmmaker Duncan Jones (
Moon, Source Code, Warcraft) imagines a world of strange currencies in which echoes of love and humanity are still worth listening to.