Peter Jackson who helped define 21st century epics, with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has returned with another ambitious project in the form of an adaptation of Phillip Reeve’s award-winning Mortal Engines quartet. This time though, Jackson is screenwriter and producer, while visual effects artist, Christian Rivers, who has teamed up with Jackson through his entire career, takes the director’s helm.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where mobile cities wage war with one another for dwindling resources, Mortal Engines reunites much of the crew from the Middle-Earth saga, and brings together a cast of newcomers and familar faces like Hugo Weaving and Stephen Lang. While the teaser, is just that, we’ll gladly attach our hopes to Rivers’ engine of ambition with the hopes that this becomes a groundbreaking new series.

Mortal Engines will be released on December, 14th, 2018.

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