Director Christian Rivers‘ The Mortal Engines hits theaters next month. The film adaptation of Phillip Reeve‘s young adult novel of the same name takes place in a dystopian future where civilization has been reduced to cities and metropolises living on large motor vehicles.
While the genre may be a bore, the plot for the film does give way for some big screen entertainment. And a new featurette takes a look how all of this came to be. Check it out, below.
Universal has released the newest trailer for Christian Rivers‘ Mortal Engines, a film adaptation of the YA books of the same name by author Philip Reeve. Once again, the YA adaptation is set in a dystopian time where our young protagonist is the only one who can bring peace to a broken world. So how will this differ from any of the other films with a similar premise? Well, it will have the creative filmmakers behind The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies to bring this film to life. Check out the trailer here below.
At the end of last year we saw a teaser trailer for Mortal Engines, an adaptation of author Philip Reeve‘s book series.
Now Universal has released an official trailer for the movie, which stars Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Frankie Adams, Caren Pistorius, and Stephen Lang. The screenplay is penned by the team behind the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens, and the movie is directed by Christian Rivers, an Oscar-winning visual effects artist and longtime Jackson collaborator.
Continue below for a synopsis and to see the official trailer along with a new poster.
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YA novels sure do love their futuristic dystopia settings. And while many have been turned into a film adaptation, few have ever made it to the very end. But there are some of those that could actually work, and Universal is putting its money on Mortal Engines being the next mega-hit, based on a YA novel, to work. Produced by Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies), the film is based on the 2001 novels written by Philip Reeve.
And now we have our first look at it, in a new teaser trailer which has a few nods to some more mature dystopian films. Check it out here below.