Cinesite reteamed with director Duncan Jones and his Liberty Films banner on MUTE, the much-anticipated project comes from a story Duncan created twelve years ago.
Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin. Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo’s search for her takes him deep into the city’s seedy underbelly. A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.
MUTE is the second project Cinesite has teamed with Duncan Jones on having previously created all the visual effects, and overseen the Visual Effects Supervision for Liberty Films’ sci-fi thriller MOON. Cinesite VFX Supervisor Salvador Zalvidea is leading the team on the spiritual sequel.
The Netflix original film is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson. Stuart Fenegan serves as producer and Charles J.D. Schissel and Trevor Beattie serve as executive producers. The film will launch in all territories where Netflix is available in 2018.
- Release date: 23rd February 2018
- Studio: Netflix
- Director: Duncan Jones