Today Netflix released a couple of stills from their upcoming science fiction noir film Mute, giving us a first look at what the general visual atmosphere will be for the show. Glancing over the pictures, I’m getting a major Blade Runner feel. Whether it’s due to the neon lights and rainy atmosphere, I am not entirely sure. Maybe it’s because Alexander Skarsgard seems to be channeling Rick Deckard vibes in the photo above. As a first impression, I’m curious to know if Blade Runner was the inspiration for some of the visual choices.
Netflix’s Mute is being directed by Duncan Jones (Warcraft). Alexander Skarsgard stars as Leo. He will be joined by Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, and newcomer Seyneb Saleh.
The official synopsis for the series is below:
Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgard) 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 reoccurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.
Netflix’s Mute will be released in all territories where Netflix is offered in 2017. A specific release date has not been announced.
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