Cool New MORTAL ENGINES Featurette Offers Details On Stephen Lang's Villainous Character Shrike

One of the big mysteries surrounding Peter Jackson’s upcoming fantasy epic Mortal Engines has been the villainous character Shrike, who is played by Stephen Lang. There hasn’t been much information revealed about him, but that all changes today.

We have a cool new featurette to share with you that completely focuses on this character and offers us our first real details about who he is.

Jackson says that Shrike is one of the most interesting characters in the story. It’s explained that he is a resurrected man who has spent hundreds of years killing people in the most brutal and horrific ways. Apparently, he’s an unstoppable force that must be stopped! After all, he’s on a mission to kill the main character of the story, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar).

Shrike certainly sounds like he’s an interesting and crazy villain and it will be interesting to see how his story arc will play out. Check out the featurette below that offers up some fresh new footage from the film and let us know what you think about this villain.

The film comes from director Christian Rivers from a script co-written by Jackson himself and Philippa Boyens. The movie is based on the British series of novels by Philip Reeve and this is the synopsis:

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

The cast for the film also includes Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robbie Sheehan (Geostorm), South Korean singer and actress Jihae (Mars), Ronan Raftery (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Leila George (Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?), Patrick Malahide (Game of Thrones) and Stephen Lang (Avatar).

Mortal Engines will hit theaters on December 14th.

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