The first trailer of Peter Jackson’s new project, Mortal Engines, has arrived. It’s got the classic writing team of Peter, Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens who has seen many an Oscar being won from their writing talents. Peter isn’t directing the film. He’s left that to the King Kong Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist, Christian Rivers.
The teaser trailer doesn’t give that much away, plot wise, but it does show some of the information that’s been mentioned in the film’s synopsis. The visuals do look what we have come to expect from a Peter Jackson production. I just hope that Christian is up to the task of pulling it off as people would expect from seeing Peter Jackson on the bill. On the other hand whenever it says on the poster “A well know director presents”, it can fill you with dread as it could be a huge budget turkey because the director isn’t up to the task. Only time will tell with this one.
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 — 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. Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.