In an apocalyptic future, humanity’s survival depends on entire cities that can travel around the world
A very early teaser was released for Mortal Engines around six months ago. Very little was revealed except that in this story people still live in cities but those cities travel the country upon wheeled tracks.
This new trailer gives us a much better feel for the story. An assassin named Hester attempts to kill a powerful man, Thaddeus Valentine, who lives in the huge travelling city of London. She blames him for the death of her mother.
A young man, Tom, tries to stop her and the following events lead to him becoming cast outside of the city along with Hester. This experience will be the first time Tom has ever set foot outside of a city.
The screenplay for Mortal Engines has been written by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. This trio also adapted Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit for the big screen. Peter and Fran are also the producers of this film.
The film is based upon the young adult steampunk novel of the same name by Philip Reeve.
Mortal Engines has been directed by Christian Rivers who has been a long time collaborator with Jackson, delivering special and visual effects for his films.
Title: Mortal Engines
Release | US: 14th December | UK: 14th December | World: IMDb