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Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’ Teaser Trailer Rumbles Online

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You can finally get a look at Peter Jackson’s upcoming epic-adventurer “Mortal Engines,” directed by Christian Rivers. The 3D project will star Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang, and is based on the novel written by Philip Reeve ($6 on Amazon). Both Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson wrote the adaptation for the small-screen. The film itself was produced by Zane Weiner, Amanda Walker, Deborah Forte, Fran Walsh, and Peter Jackson, with Ken Kamins and Philippa Boyens serving as executive producers.

The studio describes the film adding, “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.” Fans of the original work can get a look at the teaser-trailer below, thanks to an early morning upload from Universal Pictures.

This marks the first teaser released for the film, a full-length trailer will most likely drop over the next few weeks. Peter Jackson is also behind the upcoming “Tin Tin” adaptation called “The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun”. Details on that project are slim at this point, but the film could hit theaters as early as 2019. Universal’s next big film to hit theaters will be “Pitch Perfect 3,” which will hit theaters just before Christmas. The film was directed by Trish Sie, and stars Ruby Rose, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Elizabeth Banks, Alexis Knapp, Anna Camp, and Rebel Wilson.

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