Mortal Engines

Just about everything that Peter Jackson touches turns to gold and now we’ve got a new featurette from the upcoming film which he is producing, ‘Mortal Engines,‘ to enjoy. This clip is narrated by cast and crew of the movie which gives a great look at the film, how it came together, and a bit more detail than what the trailers have shared so far. While the novels that ‘Mortal Engines’ is based on firmly falls into the Young Adult category, this isn’t a tale that would be in the same realm of fans that the ‘Harry Potter’ or ‘Twilight’ movies would have given you – especially, as the teenage characters were cast as young adults for this adaptation.

Jackson was initially going to direct the movie was but behind due to ‘The Hobbit‘ though he still wrote the script with his ‘Lord of the Rings’ scribes Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. He also tapped his longtime friend and working partner Christian Rivers to direct it.

You can check out the clip right here!


This adaptation looks to be more of an expanded view on the concepts from the books and expanded on the world than a direct take of what author original author Philip Reeve had given us.

Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Mortal Engines’ when the film is released? What new detail from this featurette has you most or least excited for the film? Share your thoughts below!


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.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.