Beautiful & Intriguing Teaser Hits For Peter Jackson-Produced Steampunk Mortal Engines

For some time, filmmaker Peter Jackson has been working on an adaptation of the YA novel quartet, Mortal Engines, written by Philip Reeve. This film takes place in a steampunk-esque version of London, and really has the potential to show off a world no one has seen yet.

While Jackson himself is not tackling directing duty on this one (he’ll be producing), he gave the reins to visual effects artist Christian Rivers, who will be making his directorial debut with this movie. Given Rivers’ background, and work on films like King Kong and Lord of the Rings, this one is sure to visually astound, but we’ll be interested to see how it fares in other departments (though it does have the benefit of being shot from a script from the Oscar-winning team of Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, and Fran Walsh).

Now, Universal Pictures has released its first teaser for the film. Check it out above!

The official synopsis for Mortal Engines is 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.”

While we’re only given the smallest taste here, this first teaser more than intrigues me. While steampunk is a genre that’s fared well in comics, manga, and anime, it hasn’t really had its fair shake on the big screen. If this one works, then we may very well see more similar-looking films in the near future. We’re definitely at a point in visual effects where something like this can be brought to the big screen.

What did you think of this teaser? Let us know down below!

Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

SOURCE: 20th Century Fox

Night Terror Banner   GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

Read Previous

Alita: Battle Angel Goes Behind-The-Scenes With James Cameron & Robert Rodriguez

Read Next

Why Kylo Ren Was Shirtless In That One Scene

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.