Mammoth offering

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Dec 2018 11:39:21


From the filmmakers of Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit comes yet another epic adventure film, Mortal Engines! The movie is slated to release in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on December 7, a week before the film’s US release. Directed by Christian Rivers, Mortal Engines is based on Philip Reeve’s book by the same name. 

The film stars Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang. Academy Award-winning team, Peter Jackson alongside Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens brings their magic back with an extraordinary screenplay that takes film from page to screen.

The film goes hundreds of years in the future after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London - now a giant, predator city on wheels - from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.

The idea of moving cities was so fascinating to Jackson that he said, “Society has rebuilt a semblance of what it used to be, except the cities are now actually moving,” Jackson says. He loved the concept of cities on wheels devouring each other, and the tale’s narrative and emotional elements of love, compassion, vengeance, and liberation. “You are always looking for stories with humanity,” Jackson says. “Mortal Engines has that.” Mortal Engines visual effects are created by a Weta Digital team.