UPDATE: Peter Jackson himself has taken to Facebook to confirm that the trailer will debut with The Last Jedi. Whether it will be online before the new Star Wars instalment is released is still in question…we will be sure to keep you updated.

Don’t think even we could have seen this coming, and yet, here we are.

Universal Pictures is set to launch a brief teaser trailer for the Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines this month. The piece has been rated by Consumer Protection BC (UPDATE: as well as Alberta Film Ratings – confirming the runtime) overnight and no doubt it’s going to join Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War and others in debuting theatrically in front of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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We expect the teaser to be released online in the next two weeks (releasing ahead of theatrical debut is the norm when it comes to major drops like this), however, we would not put it past the studio, given the brevity of the first look, if they decide to have it play in cinemas only for opening weekend. We will be sure to update when more info comes in.

Many years after the “Sixty Minute War,” cities survive a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels attacking and devouring smaller towns to replenish their resources.

Co-written and produced by Jackson, directed by Christian Rivers, and starring Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Leila George, Ronan Raftery and Stephen Lang, Mortal Engines is released in the U.S. and UK on December 14, 2018.

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