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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.18.17] New Zealand action steampunk adventure

Peter Jackson may be on a break from directing but he's not totally done with making movies and his latest project is looking fairly promising.

Based on a book of the same name, Mortal Engines is the feature debut of long-time Jackson storyboard artists Christian Rivers. Based on the first of a quartet of books from Philip Reeve, the story unfolds in a future steampunk society where a war has caused a dwindling of resources.

The trailer doesn't indicate much as far as details other than unveiling a first look at the universe but if it follows the novel, it will focus on London, now a giant machine struggling for survival on limited resources and taking whatever it can from the land - including others.

Jackson and regular co-writers and producers Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh are all involved in the movie which stars Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan and Jihae.

Steampunk is not generally something I get excited about but I love the scale of this not to mention that the team behind it has a pretty great track record.

This is only the first of much more to come. Mortal Engines opens December 18, 2018.

Recommended Release: Mortal Engines

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Nigel F (5 years ago) Reply

Kinda like a Post-Brexit Cyberpunk


MrSatyre (5 years ago) Reply

Kinda like a "Cannon Fodder", except on meth.

And Jeebuz help the residents of any of these cities when they need to slam on the brakes---or the accelerator for that matter!

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