Duncan Jones’ Mute is going to be a Netflix release

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I want Duncan Jones’ Mute. The filmmaker has been talking about making the flick since motherfucker put out Moon, many, many moons (pun?) ago. He’s been discussing it to the point where it doesn’t feel real. Not fucking real at all! But apparently the film *is* real, and Netflix is releasing it.


Duncan Jones‘ Mute was one of those projects I have been writing and thinking about for years, which I cynically never expected to come to fruition. Kind of like Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds or Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. I’m so excited that Mute is finally filming and we’ll be able to see the science fiction noir soon. But where will we be able to see it, and who is fronting the movie? Netflix.
Alexander Skarsgård, who stars in the Blade Runner-esque sci-fi film, recently appeared on the Empire podcast. The film is set in Berlin forty years in the future, and Skarsgård plays a mute bartender named Leo Beiler who is trying to track down his missing girlfriend.

Skarsgård revealed during the interview that Mute would be distributed by Netflix, similar to the way the streaming company handled Beasts of No Nation last year, giving the film a limited theatrical run simultaneously with a premiere on the Netflix streaming platform. Mute just began principal photography and doesn’t yet have a release date, although we can assume it will be released sometime in 2018, probably later in the year.