Peter Jackson has been down in New Zealand shepherding a new epic series into existence. It's called Mortal Engines and is based on a series of books by Philip Reeve set in a post apocalyptic landscape where... well, watch the teaser first and then we'll talk about it:
That's a hell of a teaser trailer. Jackson and his partner in all things (life, work and everything in-between) Fran Walsh wrote this adaptation alongside their LOTR and Hobbit co-writer Philippa Boyens and are producing for their longtime collaborator Christian Rivers who is making his directorial debut on this project.
You can tell he's learned a lot from working closely with this team for the last couple of decades. Lots of trademark tension building escalation happening in this little teaser trailer.
Relative newcomer Hera Hilmar stars with a cast of young faces, including Leila George, Ronan Raftery, Robert Sheehan and Jihae. Vets Hugo Weaving and Stephen Lang round out the cast.
We're a year out from seeing this one (it sees release December 14th next year), but that's a pretty good first foot forward, I think. What do you guys think?