It looks like 'Moon' director Duncan Jones has settled on what his next film will be. The last we heard he was on board to direct the sunken submarine thriller called 'Escape from the Deep' which I was extremely excited about. Now it looks as if he is going to jump on his original film project 'Mute' which he has talked about previously that he has described as a Blade Runner type film set in Berlin.
According to Screen Daily the same UK-German production company that funded 'Moon' will give him a $25 million dollar budget for his new film 'Mute'. This movie will be a much bigger film and will have an ensemble cast. Screen Daily goes on to give a new description of the film:
Mute is about a woman whose disappearance causes a mystery for her partner, a mute bartender. When she disappears, he has to go up against the city's gangsters.
Jones also talked to io9 earlier this month in which talks about the villains of the story:
There's a couple of villains in there which I'm really excited about. They're so different than anything you've seen. I hope I get the chance to make the film because they're going to be very unique, you're not going to have seen anyone like these two guys before...
No aliens, nothing like that. It's a very human story, it's about normal, normal people having to live in this future city. Science fiction is more of a backdrop, in some ways, than you might expect. But I like that, because ... if you allow [science fiction] to be in the backdrop and not be what it's all about, then the humanity is what you're really concentrating on and looking at. You see why people are the way they are , and how they've maintained their humanity in these science-fiction settings. Or the opposite, why their humanity starts to be eroded. When they started to lose their humanity because of the world that they live in, and that's what this film is going to be about.
Well, one awesome movie that Duncan Jones was supposed to direct was replaced by another awesome movie that Jones will direct. I'm really excited to see what Jones will do with a bigger budget. I can only imagine it will be yet another awesome sci-fi film. What do you all think?