Netflix Picks Up Duncan Jones’ “Mute”?

It looks as though Netflix has picked up the rights to “Moon” and “Warcraft” director Duncan Jones’ sci-fi noir film “Mute” according to the film’s leading man Alexander Skarsgard.

Appearing as a guest on this week’s Empire Podcast, the “True Blood” and “Legend of Tarzan” actor says the plan is for a day-and-date theatrical run and Netflix release:

“I think they’ll do what they did with Beasts Of No Nation, where they do a theatrical simultaneously to a Netflix release. I’ve just got back from Dublin where Duncan showed me all the renderings and the visuals of it and I’m very, very excited about it.”

The story is set in a dystopian Berlin three decades in the future. Skarsgard plays Leo Beiler, a mute bartender who has to track down his missing girlfriend. It is currently shooting Berlin.