Things have been fairly quiet around Duncan Jones’ Mute (sorry, I had to) for some time now. The Moon and Source Code director, also known for last summer’s Warcraft, started production on his latest film late last September, a project he intended to make his first feature before the Sam Rockwell-led space drama. Now that film is finally happening and Netflix has a first look at the lead cast and gorgeous futuristic set design.
The jump from more indie-fare like the subtle Moon and Source Code to this summer’s blockbusting Warcraft was, let’s say, unexpected, but director Duncan Jones’ projects usually have this uncanny way of working themselves out. Last week, Jones announced that he was starting to shoot Mute, the sequel to Moon, this week, the movie he originally wanted to make before he decided to have Moon be his first feature. Now, it looks like Mute is heading to Netflix.
With Warcraft out of the way, Duncan Jones now has time to finally start production on his passion project, Mute. Mute is a sequel of sorts to 2009’s Moon, although the idea for a Berlin-set futuristic sci-fi was germinating before Moon started. The project kept being put on hold again and again, as Jones was busy with Source Code and then this year’s Warcraft, but today he announced that he’s going to start shooting Mute next week.
And in other Duncan Jones news… The first teaser for the director’s ambitious Warcraft finally arrived today, but that’s not all. Now that Warcraft is finally on the horizon, Jones’ long-developing passion project Mute is getting the attention it deserves, and it’s kicking things off with some great leading men. Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard have signed on to star in the smaller sci-fi film, reminiscent of Jones’ debut feature, Moon.