Duncan Jones has had an interesting year. The young director, who’s made a name for himself with films like Moon and Source Code, finally saw the release of a film that took up nearly three and a half years of his life: Warcraft. The expensive blockbuster film based on the hit video game more or less bombed stateside, but had an extravagant run overseas. Critically speaking, it also arrived with a bit of a thud, and it’s thought that the chances of Warcraft leading to the franchise that Universal Pictures had hoped for are slim to none.
Somehow, despite the high-profile misfire of Warcraft, Jones has managed to walk away virtually unscathed. In fact, he’s getting ready to start work on his next ambitious film, which is titled Mute. The flick will enter production next week, according to an announcement Jones made on twitter:
.@MUTE_Film starts shooting in…. one week from today! :0 pic.twitter.com/hbgQVkPyMR
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 21, 2016
“Iâ€™ve been working towards making â€˜Muteâ€™ for 12 years now. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that weâ€™re finally going to shoot this utterly unique film,” Jones told The Wrap last November. “The fact that I get to make it with Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd makes it all the more exciting! â€˜Muteâ€™ is a film that will last. It is unlike any other science fiction being made today.“
Yes, Mute is set to star Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Anchorman) and Alexander Skarsgard (The Legend of Tarzan), which is almost reason enough to check it out.
The future-set film will center on a mute bartender played by Skarsgard, living in Berlin, who’s trying to unravel the mystery of his missing love. As he digs deeper into the city’s dark underbelly, he encounters two American surgeons- one of which is played by Rudd- who seem to be connected to her disappearance. The question is: Are they friends or foes?
There’s no word yet on when Mute will be released into theaters.