(Director Duncan Jones)

Mute (2011)

Directed by: Duncan Jones

U.S. Opening Date: TBA 2011


Contrary to earlier reports Moon director Duncan Jones won’t be directing Escape from the Deep, based on a true story about a crew that escaped a sunken submarine, next. Instead he will be directing Mute, which has been described as sci-fi thriller/mystery film.

The plot involves a mute bartender goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner.

The movie will “definitely be bigger than Moon, probably something up to $25 million,” according to director Jones, son of rock star David Bowie.

Moon is about alienation and isolation. Mute will have a different vibe. It's not about one actor on their own, it's an ensemble piece.”

Director Jones has said Mute will be similar to Blade Runner, of which he is a huge fan, in tone.

[WARNING: Plot spoilers ahead! Don’t read any further if you haven’t seen Moon yet!]

Although it isn’t a sequel, Moon star Sam Rockwell makes a cameo appearance in Mute:

“I wanted to get Sam to come and do a cameo in the next film. We're going to do a cameo where he does an epilogue scene that explains what happened to Sam when he got back to earth [at the end of Moon]. That's going to take place in the next film.”

[End plot spoilers!]

The movie is set to start filming in 2010 in Berlin and several locations including Studio Babelsberg.




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