Author Phillip Reeve is best known for writing the Mortal Engines Quartet, a series of four novels that involves mobile cities that are mounted on caterpillar tracks and are able to remain mobile after something called the “Sixty Minute War” devastated Earth, leaving it a wasteland. These mobile cities attack each other in order to acquire resources to ensure their survival. Peter Jackson (King Kong) is bringing that story to the big screen with Mortal Engines. Jackson will be serving as co-producer and screenwriter while Christian Rivers (in his directorial debut) with be helming the project.
The film’s cast will includes Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), Stephen Lang (Don’t Breathe), Robert Sheehan (Geostorm), Hera Hilmar (An Ordinary Man) and South-Korean rock musician Jihae. Universal Pictures will be distributing the film when Mortal Engines arrives in theaters on December 14, 2018.
Check out the first look below!