Aah MUTE, a dark Sci-Fi film Duncan Jones has been trying to get made since 2009. A love letter to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, a film set in the same cinematic universe as Duncan’s highly acclaimed debut feature MOON. A film fans of Duncan’s work have been yearning for since hearing about it back in 2009. A film that may now get made BEFORE WARCRAFT is released on June 10th 2016.
Speaking exclusively to Empire last night at the opening preview evening of SDCC15 where WARCRAFT is taking centre stage, Duncan said the words we’ve been wanting to hear for a very long time:-
“Dark Horse and Glenn Fabry and myself have been working on the graphic novel for MUTE for years now – literally years – and there’s a very good chance, if I can squeeze it in in these 11 months, that you’ll see the film before you see the graphic novel.”
“It’s 11 months to sneak in my little indie sci-fi before Warcraft comes out, I got Moon done in 11 months.”
That MUTE graphical novel first announced in 2013 is in progress and as ever will be “ready when it’s ready”, when the legendary Glenn Fabry has finished the artwork.
Duncan has often compared the attempts to get MUTE made to those made by one of his cinematic heroes Terry Gilliam with his version of Don Quixote, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Well it looks like Gilliam will finally be getting his film made. Maybe, if we’re very lucky, Duncan will finally get to make MUTE. Cross ALL the thingies!
Duncan Jones served a double whammy after sneaking into San Diego Comic-Con last month dressed as a luchador. Presenting not only a surprise teaser for his next film WARCRAFT, but also announcing a graphic novel of the long anticipated MUTE in collaboration with award winning British comic artist Glenn Fabry and Dark Horse Comics.
Those attending SDCC were not only present to hear the news, but were also able to pick up a print of two pages from MUTE at a signing session with Duncan. We all gazed on enviously, I pleaded with Duncan to slip a few down his kecks (trousers for you lot not from around these parts) and…he bloody well did!
I’d be happy to hoard them away, but Duncan has gone and squiggled all over them, so I’m going to give some to…maybe YOU!
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line MUTE PRINT COMP1:
Your postal address
Your answers to the following questions
- Have a good look at the MUTE print, who can you see from a previous Duncan Jones film?
- Glenn Fabry is set to return to 2000AD with which hero of Celtic myth?
You have until next Friday 16th August 2013.
Each winner will receive 1 MUTE print, signed by Duncan Jones.
Winners will be drawn at random.
There are 5 copies of the MUTE print in the draw.
One entry per person, please.
Draw open to anyone in the whole wide world.
There will be other chances to get hold of one of these beautiful MUTE prints, including an auction to raise funds towards cancer research. Please check out Mr & Mrs Jones fund raising page for details on why. Will post again when auction goes live.
UPDATE: Competition Closed.
Congratulations to winners 🙂
- Elisa Marchesi – Italy
- Tim Youster – UK
- Louis Matta – USA
- Ashley Rautens – USA
- Anna Konovalova – Russia
As hinted at earlier in the day at the surprise WARCRAFT appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, Duncan Jones had another surprise for us. The announcement of a graphic novel:
“Happy to say I’m doing TWO signings tomorrow… One for Warcraft, & one with my mates at Dark Horse Comics for, wait for it… MUTE!! 🙂
MUTE graphic novel being published by Dark Horse Comics and pumped full of the arty goodness of the master, Glenn Frickin’ Fabry!!! And as a very special gift & thank you to all my mates twitter… all 150,000+ of you, lay your eyes on this. :)”
Duncan also confirmed:
“Mute graphic novel is not finished yet, but Ill be signing this page of Glenn’s art from it. So excited that Mute will finally exist!”
MUTE will be set in the same “Moon-iverse” as…MOON and is based in a near future Berlin. For those lucky enough to be at Comic-Con at the moment, Duncan will be signing copies of the image above at booth 2615 at 15:00 today (Sunday 21st July)
MUTE will be available…when it’s ready 😉