Peter Jackson knows no other way than to go big, and tell grand fantasy epics that usually span several films. Enter Mortal Engines, his latest sci-fi adventure.
This trailer for Mortal Engines is fascinating visually, especially for someone (like me) unfamiliar with the source novel from Philip Reeve. It’s the first in a four-book steampunk series, which definitely mean we will get more of these down the road as long as this first one is a success.
Check out the trailer:
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.
Looks cool. We’ll see I suppose.
Hugo Weaving is the big name here, with an expansive cast of actors and actresses who might become household names in good time.
Mortal Engines will be here December 14… 2018.