Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Watch The Exciting New Trailer Of 'Mortal Engines' Produced By Visionary Director Peter Jackson

Visionary director Peter Jackson, as of the recent years, has devoted his directorial career to movie adaptations especially of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The former was a great success, gaining numerous accolades and awards, while the latter gained mixed reviews among critics. It's a hit or miss!

Therein lies the anxiety, but luckily for us Peter Jackson passes on the directorial seat to Christian Rivers yet stays behind the scene as producer on his next movie adaptation: Mortal EnginesMortal Engines is the first book in the 4-book The Hungry City Chronicles series by Philip Reeve.

Mortal Engines

This Universal Pictures feature-length presentation stars Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, and Stephen Lang. Peter Jackson was joined by Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens for the screenplay, and produced the movie together with Zane Weiner, Amanda Walker, Deborah Forte, and Fran Walsh.

Check out the official trailer of Mortal Engines.


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.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.

On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide.

Mortal Engines will hit cinemas on December 14, 2018.