Young Adult Films have been on the downslide recently in the terms of adapting to the big screen. Many successful books have failed to transfer to film, Mortal Engines will be hoping to change that trend.
Today Universal Pictures has released the Third full Trailer for Christian Rivers film. One that reveals more of the story, also more heroes and villages fighting back!
He may only be the producer, Mortal Engines looks like Peter Jackson film. That’s not really a bad thing as when it comes to world building Jackson is one of the best. There is the small matter that Rivers has been The Lord Of The Rings director since Braindead. They know each other strengths, thus given this film a chance to become a franchise. The prospect of those great cities of the world becoming predators in a post-apocalyptic world sounds amazing prospect!
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.
The film also stars Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang.
Mortal Engines will arrive in the UK, Irish Cinemas from December 8th. and U.S Cinemas 14th December.
We also have a series of new Character Posters and images accompanying the new trailer…