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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!”

Duncan Jones To Bring The Life Of James Bond Creator Ian Fleming To The Big Screen

Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett

We’ve all been getting pretty excited over here recently with hints dropped on Duncan’s Twitter feed about future projects, but no one had any idea that Duncan and his producing partner Stuart Fenegan have been working away on something totally unexpected, but totally fantastic.

We are now very pleased to announce that Duncan will be bringing the amazing life of James Bond creator Ian Fleming to life in a new feature film going into production later this year. Read on, for the full press release 🙂 … Continue reading Duncan Jones To Bring The Life Of James Bond Creator Ian Fleming To The Big Screen

MOON in Ten Categories for BAFTA Awards 2010 1st Round

The longlist for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010 has been announced this morning, and MOON features in 10 categories!! Full list can be view on the BAFTA site HERE

The Long List

Over 6000 members of the Academy vote in three rounds to decide the winners of the Orange British Academy Film Awards. The Long List is the result of Round One voting by members of the Academy. With 220 films entered this year, the first round of voting reduces the films down to fifteen in each category. Round Two voting will reduce these fifteen contenders down to the five nominations in each category.

The full list of nominations will be announced on Thursday 21 January at BAFTA Headquarters.

MOON has been nominated for:

  • Best Film
  • Director
  • Original Screenplay
  • Special Visual Effects
  • Sound
  • Editing
  • Production Design
  • Cinematography
  • Music
  • Leading ActorSam Rockwell (Sam Bell)

No nomination for Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell though, what does a man have to do??

So there we go, a 2 week wait until we discover whether MOON makes it into the final nominations, fantastic showing for a debut Director so far though 🙂


Massive Success for ‘Moon’ at Sitges Film Festival!!

Jones & Rockwell perform Magic at Sitges

Now confirmed on the Sitges 2009 site, Duncan Jones’ first feature ‘Moon’ has had a jolly old time in Spain winning:

  • Best film
  • Best screenplay
  • Best actor (Sam Rockwell)
  • Design Production

Jones is currently en route back to Spain this morning after presenting ‘Moon’ at the festival earlier last week with Star Sam Rockwell. Hope he’s taken a big bag to bring back the swag.

jones rockwell sitges 09

This really is a fantastic achievement for a first feature at the worlds #1 Genre film Festival, details on Sitges HERE

More news / reaction as we get it. Masseeeev congratulations to all involved!!!!!

Spanish press links courtesy of Twitters Juanlu

El País http://is.gd/4dsuQ

El Mundo http://is.gd/4dsyg

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