Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mute Movie by Duncan Jones

Last year, the science-fiction movie Moon by Duncan Jones was a real revelation, a damn great movie. So I'm quite glad that Duncan Jones is sticking to science-fiction for his next project: the sci-fi thriller movie Mute. The film is based on a script co-written by Duncan Jones and Michael Robert Johnson (who contributed to the script of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes): it's a big-city mystery story that takes place in a future Berlin.

I heard Duncan Jones is facing financing difficulties to get the right budget (he hopes to find a budget of $25 million), but, hopefully, filming should start this year in Berlin, Europe. So the film will probably be released in 2011.

Here's a first concept art of the movie Mute:
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Mute MoviePlot:
"Mute is about a woman whose disappearance causes a mystery for her partner, a mute bartender. When she disappears, he has to go up against the city’s gangsters."

A few words from Director Duncan Jones about the movie Mute:

"No aliens, nothing like that. It's a very human story, it's about normal, normal people having to live in this future city. Science fiction is more of a backdrop, in some ways, than you might expect. But I like that, because ... if you allow science fiction to be in the backdrop and not be what it's all about, then the humanity is what you're really concentrating on and looking at. You see why people are the way they are, and how they've maintained their humanity in these science-fiction settings. Or the opposite, why their humanity starts to be eroded. When they started to lose their humanity because of the world that they live in, and that's what this film is going to be about."
Director Duncan Jones

He sounds dedicated to his project. We may expect the movie Mute to be as surprising and awesome as Moon then!

More information about the movie Mute soon!