Watch the first trailer for ‘Mute’, directed by David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones

The sci-fi thriller stars Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, and more

The first trailer for Mute, the new film from director Duncan Jones – son of David Bowie – has been released.

Jones has previously directed the likes of Moon (2009), Source Code (2011), and 2016’s Warcraft: The Beginning.

Mute stars Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, and Seyneb Saleh, amongst others. Set in Berlin in 2052, it sees a mute bartender (Skarsgård) take on the city’s gangsters as he tries to unravel what happened to his missing partner. The Netflix Original sci-fi thriller will arrive on the streaming service on February 23.


“I have a love hate relationship with trailers,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “I would rather people go in to a movie knowing nothing about it, but thats a bit old fashioned… for all you youngsters & hipsters, heres the trailer for @mute.”

Late last year, Jones launched an informal “David Bowie Book Club”. Announcing the idea on Twitter, he said his late father was a “beast of a reader” and one of his “true loves” was “Peter Ackroyd’s sojourns into the history of Britain & its cities.”

The first book chosen was Hawksmoor, the award-winning 1985 novel by Ackroyd. It tells the parallel stories of Nicholas Dyer, who builds churches in 18th-century London for which he needs human sacrifices, and Nicholas Hawksmoor, a 1980s detective who investigates murders committed in the same churches.