Monday, January 9, 2017

Duncan Jones' Mute Coming to Netflix

If you like your Science Fiction universe fully fleshed out, well conceived and very cleverly crafted, then it's time to celebrate! Duncan Jones, the creative mind behind the cult-hit Moon and Source Code, returns to his creative roots with this original and gripping story set in an immersive universe.

Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd) 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.

The Netflix original film is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson.  Stuart Fenegan serves as producer and Charles J.D. Schissel and Trevor Beattie serve as executive producers. The film will launch in all territories where Netflix is available in 2017.

Looks like Netflix is really upping their Scifi game! We were fairly impressed with Spectral, which came to Netflix with little fanfare but steps up with some original storytelling and way above average cinematography (alongside killer FX!) Have we missed any other hidden gems on Netflix? Jump in the comments and tip us off!

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