Director Duncan Jones has been very vocal about getting his passion project Mute into development. It’s the film that he wanted to make after he was done with Warcraft. Well, Warcraft is complete, and in a recent tweet he gives a brief update on Mute, saying that he’s “fightingly like a nut to make it happen.”
Mute... Fighting like a nut to make it happen. Getting there, but its all in the lap of schedules now. Time! Why do you mock me so!— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 25, 2015
Jones has been working on this project since before Moon was even released.It good to hear that there’s progress, even though it’s moving so slowly. The concept has been compared to Blade Runner and the story follows 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." Talking about the project years ago, he offered the following information:
“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.”
The story is also supposedly set in the same world as Moon. I really hope that Jones is actually going to able to get this thing off the ground. It sounds like it will be a great movie, so we're rooting for it!