Mortal Engines — Teaser Trailer

source:   mortalengines.com

added: Mon, Dec 18th '17

Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) is now tackling the steampunk genre with the help of his childhood friend, Oscar-winning visual-effects and storyboard artist Christian Rivers (King Kong).

Check out the very first trailer for "Mortal Engines," an epic new saga that is being produced by Jackson and is marking the feature directorial debut of Rivers.

Based on author Philip Reeve's steampunk novel series, which has been adapted by Jackson and his writing partners Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, "Mortal Engines" is set in a post-apocalyptic futuristic world where cities are built on gigantic machines that roam the Earth. These moving cities either defend themselves from or attack other moving cities. In this case, London is one of the most feared predator cities on the planet.

The story focuses on a slippery fugitive named Hester Shaw (played by Icelandic actress Hera Hilmar, of TV's "Da Vinci's Demons" and "The Ottoman Lieutenant") who reluctantly teams up with a Londoner named Tom Natsworthy (played by Irish actor Robert Sheehan, of TV's "Misfits") as they find themselves, by chance, traveling on the same path to destiny.

Also starring Hugo Weaving, Colin Salmon, Leila George, Jihae, Rege-Jean Page, Ronan Raftery, and Stephen Lang, "Mortal Engines" isn't due to hit theaters until next Christmas, on December 14, 2018.

synopsis:
Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan) -- who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London -- finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

 

directed by   Christian Rivers

starring   Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Colin Salmon, Stephen Lang

release date   December 14, 2018

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