We’re going to be in for a visual ride! Today Netflix released the first trailer for their new film Mute. directed by Duncan Jones. Set in 2052’s Berlin, we see a mute bartender get caught up in the crazy underbelly of the city. With his girlfriend mysteriously missing, he goes on the hunt for those who know where she’s gone. And two American surgeons may be the key to getting back to the love of his life.
Leo Beiler (Alexander Skarsgård) works at a bar with his girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). Things go south when a patron harasses her and Leo throws a bottle at the patron’s face. She reveals there’s more to her than he knows. His boss (or an interested party) turns to two surgeons, “Cactus” Bill (Paul Rudd) and Duck Teddington (Justin Theroux) to learn what’s going on with Leo. When his girlfriend goes missing, Leo searches through Berlin to get her back but gets caught up in the surgeons’ web.
This movie absolutely has a Blade Runner vibe, which is a-okay with me. The bright colors contrasting the dirty setting is brilliant and pleases my sci-fi soul. While the trailer is a bit of a mess (even going so far as to show big spoilers!), it doesn’t calm my excitement for the film. I’m so curious to see what’s going on with all of these characters. And we don’t have to wait long for it as it comes out in less than a month!
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more sci-fi news.
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 debuts on Netflix February 23rd.
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