From the team behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises comes Mortal Engines, crashing into cinemas up and down the country this weekend. To celebrate the film’s release we had an epic time at an epic junket, speaking to producer, and the legend that is Peter Jackson, as well as writer Philipa Boyens and stars Rob Sheehan, Leila George, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Jihae and Hera Hilmar. We also spoke to the film’s director, the debutant Christian Rivers. Told it was a big one.

Watch all interviews below:


Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.

Mortal Engines is released on December 14th