LAS VEGAS, NV — (11-27-18) — Mortal Engines is the upcoming post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers and with a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson.
The Sci-Fi film is based on the novel of the same name by Philip Reeve and stars Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, and Stephen Lang.
An American-New Zealand co-production, Mortal Engines is set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world where entire cities have been mounted on wheels and motorised. The mobile cities prey on one another for lost technology and resources.
The Sci-Fi film is set to premiere on November 27, 2018 in London. It is also scheduled to be released in Australia and New Zealand on December 6, 2018 and in the United States on December 14, 2018.
Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital and WingNut Films tapped as producers, 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 Pictures will distribute the Sci-Fi film worldwide.
“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.”
Cast: Hugo Weaving | Hera Hilmar | Robert Sheehan | Stephen Lang | See Full Cast
Mortal Engines: Official Website
Directed by: Christian Rivers
Cinematography by: Simon Raby
Produced by: Zane Weiner | Amanda Walker | See Full Credits
Based on: Mortal Engines Novel by Philip Reeve
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
USA Release date: December 14, 2018
Article by: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer
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