One of the most ambitious projects of Duncan Jones will see the light of the day thanks to Netflix. The director of Moon and the recently released (and severely criticized) Warcraft will see his sci-fi film Mute premiering on the streaming service on February 23.
This Netflix movie is set in 2050s Berlin. A mute bartender (played by Alexander Skarsgard) is on a search to find his missing girlfriend and in his search he has to trust a pair of American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.)
What makes this news special for Duncan is that the script for this movie dates back to 2003. While with Moon, he got critical acclamation for his debut in 2009, interestingly Mute was his first script and pitch. Duncan has said that Blade Runner did influence the project. He has directed the movie, and he has also co-written it along with Michael Robert Johnson and Damon Peoples. This film is touted as Moon’s ‘spiritual sequel’.
Besides this, Netflix is gearing up for a sleuth of original titles in 2018. TheDigitalHash.com has already reported about the comedy film Game Over, Man! releasing on March 23. The film stars Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson. It is written by Anders Holm and has Kyle Newacheck as its director.
Apart from that, Netflix will also be streaming The Joel McHale Show Starring Joel McHale on February 18, which TheDigitalHash.com has already written about.
Netflix has also roped in Snoop Dogg to coach a youth football league for its series Coach Snoop. The artist support children from low income neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The eight-episode show is set for release on February 2.