Image(s) of the Day: First official look at Duncan Jones' sci-fi movie Mute

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:14 AM EDT (Updated)

Netflix has released the first official images and a synopsis for Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones’ long-in-the-works sci-fi film, Mute.

Described as a noir sci-fi movie, Mute stars Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, The Legend of Tarzan) as Leo, a mute bartender living in a Blade Runner-esque 2052 Berlin. When his girlfriend (newcomer Seyneb Saleh) mysteriously vanishes, his only clue comes in the guise of two American surgeons played by Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Justin Theroux (The Leftovers).

What’s pretty cool about the movie is that Mute is said to be set in the same universe as Moon, which starred Sam Rockwell (Galaxy Quest, Iron Man 2) as *SPOILERS* Sam Bell, a clone. There are rumors (aka it’s NOT confirmed, so grain of salt) floating around that Rockwell could appear in the movie as Bell, since this one was heading back to Earth at the end of Moon. If you haven't seen that movie yet, you definitely should. It's a little sci-fi jewel that boasts a fantastic perfomance (or rather performances plural) from Rockwell. And this is just one of the many reasons why I'm totally psyched for Mute. Check out the synopsis:

Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin.  Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo’s search for her takes him deep into the city’s seedy underbelly.  A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.

Directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson, Mute is a Netflix original film slated to premiere on the streaming giant sometime in 2017.

(via Coming Soon)