Duncan Jones to Direct Sci-Fi Movie ‘Mute,’ Which Will Have a ‘Moon’ Connection

The film stars Alexander Skarsgård and Paul Rudd.

Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones at the London premiere for “Warcraft”

Duncan Jones is ready to get back into the director’s chair. Returning to his sci-fi roots, the “Warcraft” helmer confirmed via Twitter that he will start shooting his upcoming film “Mute” next week and that it would be related to his previous film “Moon.”

“‘Mute’ starts shooting in…one week from today,” he shared on social media.

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Jones has been trying to get this film off the ground for more than 12 years. Described as a sci-fi “Casablanca,” “Mute” is written by Jones and Mike Johnson and is set in Berlin 40 years in the future. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård as Leo Beiler, a mute bartender who goes on a journey into the underbelly of the city to figure out what happened to his missing partner. During his trip he meets a pair of American surgeons, one of them portrayed by Paul Rudd. Sam Rockwell, who starred in Jones’ 2009 feature directorial debut “Moon,” will also have a small part on the film.

The director is also known for his sci-fi thriller “Source Code,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, about a solider who wakes up in someone else’s body and finds out he has a mission to complete in only eight minutes. While “Warcraft” was heavily criticized by critics, the action film was a box office hit overseas and has made over $433 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time.

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