“Mute” Set For A February 23rd Release

Filmmaker Duncan Jones (“Moon,” “Warcraft”) has confirmed that his long-gestating passion project, the sci-fi drama feature “Mute,” is finally set to premiere on Netflix’s streaming service on February 23rd.

Alexander Skarsgard, Justin Theroux & Paul Rudd star in the “Blade Runner”-esque film dubbed a “sci-fi Casablanca” and a ‘spiritual sequel’ to “Moon”. Set in Berlin in the future, Skarsgard plays a bartender rendered mute by a childhood accident.

He searches for his missing girlfriend, the love of his life, through dark streets and soon finds himself mixed up with a pair of irreverent US army surgeons on a mission of their own. Jones has been conceiving the project since 2003 and was going to be his first film before “Moon” took off. He explains in a tweet why Netflix helped the film finally get made:

“Netflix, these crazy new kids on the block, had this totally crazy philosophy on filmmaking straight out of the 70s. Don’t make 4 quad ‘please everyone’ homogenous blobs! Make films filmmakers are passionate about & let the audience find them.”

Expect the film’s first trailer to drop imminently.