Based on Mortal Engines, the first book of The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve
Release Date: December 14th
Cast to include: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang
Plot: 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.
Our thoughts: None of Peter Jackson’s movies have been as longstanding as the Lord of the Rings, but he’s definitely made some really amazing digitally cinematic films, and from the looks of the trailer, this is going to be another one of those, what with the moving cities and all. No doubt it will be more of the amazingness we’ve seen in his previous films, at least when it comes to the visuals. The plot might be another story altogether, especially since all of us here had not heard of the books until this was going into development. Still, could be better that way as we tend to have our own opinions of what things should look like when we’re too familiar with the books.
More on Mortal Engines.
Buy the Mortal Engines book series.
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