Duncan Jones’ ‘Mute’ To Be A Comic Instead Of A Movie

Friday, March 11 by

Scifi auteur Duncan Jones has no shortage of interesting ideas. Unfortunately, not all of these ideas are going to make it to the screen. Mute, for example, a movie he’s worked on for years, is getting scrapped and turned into a comic book instead. Here’s a synopsis for the movie-turned-comic: “[A] Blade Runner-esque sci-fi mystery about a mute bartender who goes up against his futuristic city’s gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing girlfriend.”

Too bad we’re not getting to see it on the screen, since it reminds me a little of Dark City. Don’t give up all hope, though. Jones says we might be seeing Mute as a movie eventually:

“Because we’ve had so many problems trying to get this film made, you know? The people who are involved with financing films have just been…shy…shy of making the script. So what we decided to do is we’re going to make a graphic novel of it, prove it…prove it to an audience that this works and maybe in the future get the chance to come back and make it.”

So if you want to see Mute as a movie, buy a few copies of the comic. You can pass them out at work or something. Hey, I didn’t say it was going to be easy. (via The Playlist)

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