Mortal Engines New Zealand, USA 2018 – 128min.
Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event,humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving citiesnow roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. TomNatsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction cityof London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters thedangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths shouldnever have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the courseof the future.Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winningvisual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers PeterJackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. TheUniversal 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 (TheHobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson.Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal willdistribute the film worldwide.