Duncan Jones’ MUTE Is Finally Getting Made! Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard Will Star in It
It looks like director Duncan Jones (Warcraft, Source Code, Moon) is finally moving forward on hit long-awaited passion project, Mute. He even got Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) to star in the film. How cool is that!
Mute is an original film that was written by Jones and Mike Johnson, and here’s an official story summary that has been released:
Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.
Jones had this to say in a statement:
“I’ve been working towards making MUTE for 12 years now. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that we’re finally going to shoot this utterly unique film. The fact that I get to make it with Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd makes it all the more exciting! MUTE is a film that will last. It is unlike any other science fiction being made today.”
I love that he was able to get Rudd and Skarsgard on board. They are two incredibly talented actors, and for the most part, I’ve enjoyed the projects that they’ve been a part of. Mute seems like an awesome project for them!
Lotus Entertainment’s Jim Seibel had this to say in a statement:
“We’re very excited to work with Duncan and Stuart. They are an immensely talented team that will surely deliver an exciting and cinematic film. Director Duncan Jones is a true visionary filmmaker and the real deal. It’s his caliber of talent that makes storytelling both visually exciting and captivating.”
Producer Stuart Fenegan added:
“Bill, Jim and Ara share the same passion I do for building another vision of the future with Duncan. I look forward to going on this journey with them, and also reuniting with Sam Rockwell and composer Clint Mansell… can’t do sci-fi without Sam and Clint!”
I’ve been hoping that Jones would be able to make this project that he’s been trying to get off the ground after all these years. It’s awesome that everything has finally fallen into place. I can’t wait to see it!