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MUTE To Begin Filming In Berlin Wednesday 28th September 2016

MUTE - Duncan JonesHurrah! Hurray! and all sorts of leaping about and cheering ensued this morning as Duncan Jones announced via his Twitter account that MUTE will begin filming in Berlin next Wednesday, 28th September and also shared some beautiful concept artwork originally published in the May 2016 edition of Empire film magazine.

For those that are not aware of MUTE yet, here’s the deal

Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Alexander Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Paul Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.

MUTE takes place in the same cinematic universe as MOON, potentially being the second in a MOONIVERSE trilogy.

Wishing all the very best to Duncan, Stuart and the whole gang 🙂

Keep up to date with MUTE news on the dedicated Twitter account, or pop us a like over on the ManMadeMovies Facebook page.

Paul Rudd & Alexander Skarsgard To Star In Duncan Jones’ Sci-Fi Thriller “MUTE”

MUTE Script Pic Tweeted By Duncan Jones

Duncan teased news on MUTE yesterday and now we have the official announcement of not only confirmation that MUTE is happening, but amazing casting too! Scan to the bottom of the release and you’ll notice it also confirms Duncan will be working again with Clint Mansell and Sam Rockwell who may reprise his role as Sam Bell from MOON, hurrah!

LOS ANGELES (November 3, 2015) – Paul Rudd (ANT-MAN) will be joined by Alexander Skarsgard (TARZAN,TRUE BLOOD) in the title role, for the sci-fi thriller MUTE, which will be directed by BAFTA-winning director Duncan Jones (WARCRAFT, SOURCE CODE, MOON).

MUTE is based on a script by Jones and Mike Johnson and will be produced by Stuart Fenegan under Jones’ and Fenegan’s Liberty Films banner. Lotus Entertainment has come on board to handle international sales starting at the upcoming AFM. CAA who arranged for the financing is handling the domestic sale. Production is scheduled to start in March 2016. Lotus’ Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, and Ara Keshishian will serve as executive producers.

Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.

Director Duncan Jones said: “I’ve been working towards making MUTE for 12 years now. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that we’re finally going to shoot this utterly unique film. The fact that I get to make it with Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd makes it all the more exciting! MUTE is a film that will last. It is unlike any other science fiction being made today.”

Lotus Entertainment’s Jim Seibel said: “We’re very excited to work with Duncan and Stuart. They are an immensely talented team that will surely deliver an exciting and cinematic film. Director Duncan Jones is a true visionary filmmaker and the real deal. It’s his caliber of talent that makes storytelling both visually exciting and captivating.”

Producer Stuart Fenegan said: “Bill, Jim and Ara share the same passion I do for building another vision of the future with Duncan. I look forward to going on this journey with them, and also reuniting with Sam Rockwell and composer Clint Mansell… can’t do sci-fi without Sam and Clint!”

MUTE News This Week? “ZOLTAR HAS SPOKEN”

While we await the big news on WARCRAFT from BlizzCon 2015 this coming Saturday (trailer maybe? Huh? Maybe?) We may also soon be getting news on another Duncan Jones project, MUTE.

There are a few clues, Duncan’s response to a question on that very subject this afternoon from @HazelMaysDays

That coupled with the fact that Duncan has recently returned from a location scouting trip to Berlin (MUTE is planned to be set in a future Berlin) and this mysterious and rare tweet from Duncan’s producer partner at Liberty Films Stuart Fenegan yesterday

As usual, the best place to hear the latest on WARCRAFT, MUTE and any other projects Duncan and the gang are working on is by following Duncan over on Twitter where you’ll find him as @ManMadeMoon

 

Mute: First Look at Mute Concept art

Liberty Films 'Mute' concept art 1

Liberty Films have revealed the first details of what we hope will be Moon Director Duncan Jones’ next movie ‘Mute’.

First piece of concept art above features a street scene from a futuristic Berlin.

Who is the chap on the left? Who is the young lady he appears to be talking to? Who is the white shirted chap being escorted from the ‘Fremde’ (German word, translation Outsider / Alien / Strangers) nightclub into awaiting hover car? Hopefully we will know more soon….

Detailed interview with Mr.Jones about ‘Mute’ over on io9

Liberty Films Details ‘Mute’ status as in development.

Writer: Duncan Jones / Mike Johnson (Sherlock Holmes)
Producer: Stuart Fenegan
Project currently in pre-production and set to shoot in Berlin early 2010 with studio babelsberg