Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is the surprise horror-adjacent blockbuster of the holiday season. 2018’s holiday hit, however, can be seen coming for miles—literally! In the trailer below for the Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines, the entire city of London has become a mobile death machine in a dystopian future that mixes the apocalyptic mayhem of Mad Max with the magical realism of an epic anime. Give it a spin below and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: 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 (Robert Sheehan)—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 (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.
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Mortal Engines is slated to arrive in US Theaters on December 14th, 2018. The film stars Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan, and Stephen Lang and is the sophomore feature for director Christian Rivers. The film is based on the novel by Philip Reeve.
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