So I’ll admit it. I’m pretty torn when it comes to Mortal Engines. I’ve expressed this idea before. In theory, I should be excited at the prospect of a brand-new big-budget franchise hitting the big screen. I’m a huge fan of epic stories and I do love what Peter Jackson has done on film in the past. But at the end of the day, there’s something…generic in what I’m seeing.
However, that’s not to say the film doesn’t look gorgeous from a design standpoint. And at the end of the day, I wouldn’t be against watching the in-depth behind-the-scenes look we usually get in Peter Jackson’s epic pieces of cinema. It looks like that’s exactly what we’ll be getting here with a new webseries where we’ll take a look at the work the production did to bring Mortal Engines to life.
Below is the official synopsis for the 10-part webseries, Mortal Artists:
“This 10-part series explores these artisans’ personal philosophies on their craft, as well as the significance of utilizing practical elements in a film, in order to ground digital effects in realism. These diverse stories paint a portrait of the craftmanship and dedication it takes to bring a film to life.”
At the top of this piece is a video of Jackson introducing this series, and above the synopsis is the first episode. I’m still not sure if I’ll be watching the movie when it hits theaters, but I’ll definitely be watching this webseries as it’s released.
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SOURCE: Universal Pictures