According to the new trailer for Duncan Jones’s latest film, Berlin 2052 looks a lot like the world of Blade Runner, but one that feels a lot more like the near-future than other sci-fi in recent memory.

In Mute, a mute bartender played by Alexander Skarsgård goes up against a bunch of gangsters in 2052 Berlin, looking to find out what happened to his missing girlfriend (Seyneb Saleh). Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux play U.S. Army surgeons with their own mysterious agenda.

There’s purple hair, flying cars, and neon surging throughout the cityscape, but this exotic world feels strangely realistic, like a place we might all be living in before the end of our lifetimes. The look is very Blade Runner, with a seemingly straightforward plot that might as well take place in the present day.

But if we know Duncan Jones, the film’s co-writer and director, then there’s some bizarre sci-fi conceit lurking underneath the film’s core mystery.

Duncan Jones — the spawn of David Bowie — somewhat recently directed Warcraft. But his other two films, Moon and Source Code, also explore sci-fi set in the near-future. Jones has tackled bizarre technology related to things like cloning, mining on the Moon, and transferring one’s consciousness through time. It’s pretty heady stuff.

Based on Easter eggs from previous Mute images — and comments from Jones himself — we know that Mute takes place in the same cinematic universe as Moon and Source Code. It’s set roughly 17 years after Moon.

Who knows how Mute might connect to those other two movies, if at all. At the very least, we can expect yet another head-spinning thrill ride.


Mute will be released on Netflix February 23, 2018.

One of the latest challenges to hit Fortnite: Battle Royale requires a steady aim and lightning fast reflexes if you want to succeed at the shooting galleries in this Week 4 challenge, though you’ll have to find them first. Less serious dancing is reserved for a totally different challenge this week.

Gone are the days of “search between” and “treasure maps,” because Fortnite: Battle Royale’s location-based challenges these days involve multiple steps and dancing on top of random landmarks. So where can players dance on top of a Clock Tower, a Pink Tree, and a Porcelain Throne?

Fortnite Season 6, Week 4 kicked off Thursday morning, and with it came the typical seven new challenges. This week, however, they’re all fairly difficult, or otherwise just involve a lot of work. The fifth challenge initially just reads “Dance on top of a Clock Towers,” but it’s essentially one of the multi-stage challenges that we’ve seen before. This time around, however, it’s a bit misleading because it doesn’t actually say “Stage 1” in the title.

With less than two weeks before Halloween, Epic Games is starting to get a little bit more festive with a new Fortnite: Battle Royale Challenge in Week 4. “Ring the doorbell of a house with an opponent inside in different matches” is a very wordy way of telling players to go trick-or-treating.

The Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 6 Hunting Party Challenge continues, and much like Week 3, the focus of the new secret loading screen is Fable, the character that looks like a badass Little Red Riding Hood. We’ve got all the details on how to solve this new loading screen puzzle and the secret this week, but just like in Week 2, there’s a secret banner instead of a battle star.