Duncan Jones, the director of the upcoming "Warcraft" film adaptation, is moving forward with his long-gestating passion project "Mute", with Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard attached to star. Jones wrote the script with his writing partner, Mike Johnson.
Deadline reports that Lotus Entertainment is producing the film, and will handle the international sales and financing of the pic in time for the American Film Market's sales extravaganza in Santa Monica from November 4-11.
Here's a description of "Mute's" plot, courtesy of Deadline: "The film is set in Berlin, 40 years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender, has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most."
Jones has been looking to make "Mute" for over 12 years, and it seems with "Warcraft" wrapping post-production this fall, now's the time for the project to come into fruition.