Moon and Warcraft director, Duncan Jones is making a return to sci-fi this year with his passion project Mute. In what seems like an age to learn anything more about the film or even when it will be released, Jones has revealed Mute will officially premiere on Netflix on February 23rd.

Jones has been wanting to make this project a reality since 2003, when he first wrote the screenplay. He also revealed on Twitter that he wanted Sam Rockwell to be involved but Rockwell wanted to play the role of Leo, who is played by Alexander Skarsgård. So he went on to make Moon as a vehicle for Rockwell.

It was going to be my first film. I sent it to Sam Rockwell who loved it! …but he wanted to play Leo, the part that would later go to Alex Skarsgård. I wouldn’t budge but was so enamoured with Sam, I decided to write something just for him. That was Moon“.

Jones went on to state that numerous factors pushed back the making of Mute, paying tribute to his families battle with cancer. He even toyed with the idea that they could make a graphic novel and released some concept art.

Jones finally revealed, that his baby will be premiering on February 23rd.

The Netflix synopsis reads; 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 wisecracking 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 is a Netflix original film directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux. Stuart Fenegan serves as producer and Charles J.D. Schissel and Trevor Beattie serve as executive producers.

The film is due to premiere on February 23rd.