‘Mute’: Duncan Jones Starts Shooting His Netflix Sci-Fi Film

Image credit: Jonathan WENK | Vendome Pictures
Image credit: Jonathan WENK | Vendome Pictures

Duncan Jones, director of Moon, Source Code and this year’s Warcraft, has started shooting his next film.

Mute, a sci-fi thriller project picked up for worldwide distribution by streaming giant Netflix, has begun production in Berlin.

Born from an story Jones crafted around twelve years ago, Mute tells the story of Leo (Alexander Skarsgård), a mute man searching for a missing person in the year 2052 in Berlin while dueling with two rogue villains played by Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.

“Mute is an encapsulation of everything I am fascinated by; noir, science fiction, and unique people in trouble because of who and what they are,” Jones said in a statement.

“I’m delighted to be able to return to Berlin for the shoot, a place I lived for a period of time growing up, and I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a film that is so close to my heart.”

Jones has co-written the futuristic thriller alongside Michael Robert Johnson, whose credits include Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and 2014’s Pompeii.

“Duncan Jones is such a dynamic directing force, and the team he has assembled in-front-of and behind-the-camera will continue to reinvigorate the science fiction genre,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos added in his statement.

“It will be exciting to share this film with Netflix audiences around the world next year.”

The film will hit Netflix sometime in 2017.