A new trailer and a number of character posters have been released for Peter Jackson’s forthcoming fantasy adventure, Mortal Engines.
Based on the Philip Reeve novel of the same name, the film will centres on a war-torn steampunk Earth, in which all major cities are mounted on wheels and move around the world. These “Traction Cities” hunt down and consume their smaller counterparts.
Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, the film is directed by Christian Rivers, who makes his directorial debut, and stars Hugo Weaving as Thaddeus Valentine, Hera Hilmar as Hester Shaw, Robert Sheehan as Tom Natsworthy, and Stephen Lang as Shrike.
The film is released into UK cinemas December 8th. Here’s the new trailer.
Mortal Engines Synopsis
Millennia after much of the world was destroyed in a cataclysmic event, civilization has adapted a new way of living. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, chasing and devouring smaller traction towns for resources. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), a low-class citizen of the moving city of London, finds himself fighting for survival after he encounters the fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Opposites stuck together, they must forge an unlikely alliance that could change the future.