Universal Pictures has released the second trailer MORTAL ENGINES, plus find out how to get a chance to attend the premiere.
Now we definitely have more of an understanding of who Hester Shaw is as we get to see some flashback moments of Hester as a young girl, with her mom, in this newly released trailer for Mortal Engines.
We also get to see some new footage, especially a closer look at the towering London traction city and the smaller traction cities that try to escape its path. There is also a glimpse of what looks to be a creature that looks quite deformed and sounds very much like an Uruk-hai from The Lord of the Rings.
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 the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. Visual effects are created by a Weta Digital team led by Ken McGaugh, Kevin Smith, Luke Millar and Dennis Yoo. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.
On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide. www.mortalengines.com
Check out some of the screenshots from the trailer:
You can also watch the Mortal Engines panel from New York Comic-Con below:
There’s also a sweepstakes for a chance to attend the LA premiere of Mortal Engines. You’ll need a Twitter account to enter and you’ll need to include the hashtags #MortalEngines and #sweeps in your tweet to enter. The deadline is 11:59pm PT on October 7th, so do it now before the weekend slips by. You can read the rules on the sweepstakes here.
Mortal Engines arrives in theaters Friday, December 14th.