I was a big fan of Duncan Jones' Moonback when I first saw it at Sundance, partly because Sam Rockwell is absolutely awesome in it, and also because it was nice to watch a quiet sci-fi film that didn't try to win you over with gaudy special effects or giant explosions. To put it simply, it was a complete mind-f*ck of a film -- and that's what made it such a nice addition to the genre. So obviously I've been anticipating Jones' follow up to Moon, and it's just been announced that he'll be helming a film called Mute, which is a passion project for him.

Mute has been around (in script form) long before Moon ever came to be, and according to Screen Daily, the $25 million UK-German production will be an ensemble piece "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." Mute has already been compared to Blade Runner in some ways, and I can't be the only one who's itching to see what this director does with a larger budget and more actors. Additionally, rumor has it Rockwell will reprise his role from Moon in a small cameo.

Jones talks Mute after the jump ...
categories Movies, Sci-Fi