Mortal Engines is set in a post-apocalyptic world where cities roam the landscape, devouring everything in their path. Tom (Robert Sheehan, from TV's Misfits) lives in London, a 'predator' city built on digger-like tracks. After encountering a mysterious fugitive, he is expelled and touches bare earth for the first time. Showcasing the eye-opening imagery of Weta Digital, Mortal Engines is based on a book by Brit Philip Reeve. It is the first feature directed by Christian Rivers (short film Feeder). The Weta veteran began as a storyboard artist for Peter Jackson.
In designing the future, we had to imagine most of our world has been destroyed and grab certain iconic things from our world that might have survived...– Director Christian Rivers in The Independent, 5 June 2018
Set for release in cinemas internationally on 14 December 2018