Mortal Engines is based on the books by Phillip Reeve and is directed by Christian Rivers who has previously worked on movies such as The Lord of the Rings, Pete’s Dragon and The Lovely Bones.
Peter Jackson (The Lord of The Rings, King Kong) is the driving force behind this so you know it will have some seriously epic visual and story elements.
End of the World as we know it
Mortal Engines is set in the future following a 60-minute war that has decimated the world. Those that remain turned their towns and cities into “Mortal Engines”. Moving around the world looking for resources. Unfortunately, this means that when they meet they tend to just fight and strip the losing city of its assets.
Whilst it may all seem a bit crazy it’s a great concept and one that, from the trailers, looks absolutely amazing.
Who doesn’t want to see a massive London on wheels fighting Bristol like two pirate ships?
Now admittedly we haven’t read the books yet but we are told that there is a fantastic story to back up the huge visual concepts.
The latest trailer gives us more insight into the characters in the movie and we now know that a young woman named Hester Shaw, played by Hera Hilmar (2 Birds, Anna Karenina), joins forces with a bounty hunter named Anna Fang, played by Jihae (Mars, 2B). She seeks to avenge her mother’s murder by Valentine, played by Hugo Weaving (The Lord of The Rings, The Matrix).
You can view the new trailer below
Mortal Engines also stars Robert Sheehan (Misfits, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breath), Frankie Adams (The Expanse, Wentworth), Joel Tobeck (30 Days of Night, Eagle Vs Shark) and Colin Salmon (Resident Evil, The World is not Enough).
From everything we have seen about this film, we can safely say we’re really hopeful that this is going to be a seriously epic blockbuster. This is high fantasy at its most conceptual and we can’t wait.
The scenes with the giant moving cities are like nothing we’ve seen before, with the possible exception of one or two Anime movies, and the prospect of seeing them in action on the big screen is tantalising, to say the least.
Thankfully we don’t have long to wait as Mortal Engines is released on the 08th December 2018.
Will you be going to see Mortal Engines? Let us know in the comments.
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