Peter Jackson Says MORTAL ENGINES is Just The Beginning of a Saga That Deserves To Be Told in New Featurette

We’ve got a new featurette here for you to watch for the upcoming fantasy adventure film Mortal Engines. It features writers and executive producers Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens talking about the book that the film is based on and how this is just the beginning of an epic sci-fi fantasy saga that deserves to be told.

The film is based on the novels by Philip Reeve and he said in the featurette that the movie looks better than anything he could have imagined.

I personally love what I’m seeing from this movie and the unique world that it’s set in. It looks unlike anything we’ve ever seen before and I really hope that it turns out to be a great film that sees success because I’d love to see the full film saga that Jackson is planning get made.

If the movie ends up bombing at the box office, chances are we won’t see any sequels.

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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