Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the hugely ambitious Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines, an upcoming fantasy/sci-fi film based on the book of the same name by Philip Reeve. This steampunk version of London looks truly amazing and the premise is certainly intriguing!
Jackson has written and produced the adaptation of Phillip Reeve’s novel with director Christian Rivers, visual effects supervisor on Lord of the Rings, who is helming the film. Mortal Engines stars Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmer and Robert Sheehan.
Thousands of years after civilisation 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.