See what you make of this Mortal Engines Trailer. The movie is set in the future with a bizarre concept at it’s heart. In it’s world we have gigantic moving cities, such as London, roaming the Earth!

What particularly makes this movie of interest is that Peter Jackson, of Lord of the Rings fame, is one of the scriptwriters and producers.

Mortal Engines Trailer

Mortal Engines Official Lowdown


The movies is set thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event. Humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. That of gigantic moving cities! They now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns!

Tom Natsworthy (played by Robert Sheehan) hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London. He finds himself fighting for his own survival. This is because of an encounter with the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (played by Hera Hilmar). These are two opposites whose paths should never have crossed. They however forge an unlikely alliance. Their alliance is destined to change the course of the future!

The 3D Epic adventure stars Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar and Robert Sheehan. Other cast include Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang.

The movies is directed by Christian Rivers based on the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve. The screenplay is by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson. Produced by Zane Weiner, Amanda Walker, Deborah Forte, Fran Walsh and… Peter Jackson. Executive Producers are Ken Kamins and Philippa Boyens.

Universal is distributing the film worldwide.


Mortal Engines - London!
Mortal Engines – Closer view of London ©2018 Universal

Mortal Engines Theatrical Release dates

US, Canada and UK: December 14th, 2018
Australia: December 26th, 2018


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online