You read that right. After debuting in U.S. theatres with screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Universal has finally released the first look at Peter Jackson’s next project, an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines. Watch it 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—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. Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.
Co-written and produced by Peter 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.