'Moon' Director Duncan Jones Taps Paul Rudd, Alexander Skarsgard for 'Mute'
Published Nov 04, 2015After briefly sidetracking with Source Code, director Duncan Jones has returned to movies that start with the letter "M" and contain an "ooo" sound in them. That's right, he'll follow up Moon with a new sci-fi film called Mute.
The film is set to star Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard, and tells a dystopian story set in a futuristic Berlin. Rather than try to summarize it ourselves, here's the film's official description:
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.
Speaking on the project, Jones said, "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."
We're excited to see Mute, and can't wait to see whatever Jones does after it. We're guessing it'll either be called Mule or Mumu.
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the tip.