There are a lot of ambitious movies coming out in December but one of the ones that look more unique than some of the others is Mortal Engines. The movie, based on a bestselling book, is being brought to life by most of the team behind Lord of the Rings including having Peter Jackson as a producer. The movie was originally announced in 2009 and is finally making it to the big screen this year. Universal Pictures has dropped some new promo material and the first is a poster featuring main character Hester Shaw.
Next we have a featurette talking about how Hester is not a traditional hero but falls into something much bigger than just revenge.
Finally, Universal has launched a new viral website for the movie. LondonWelcomesYou.com helps new “citizens” become acclimated to their new movie [because their home with all of their possessions has been devoured for fuel]. Nothing like starting people out on the right foot. You begin the website and it asks you three questions to determin where you’ll fit in society. I got the Guild of Historians. They even gave me a little badge.
Then they told me I had an “urgent message” and it kicked me over to facebook messenger.
The messenger goes back and forth with you and shares a bunch of details about the predator city of London. We get some cool pieces of art along with an explanation of the tier/class system.
Summary: 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.
Mortal Engines, directed by Christian Rivers, stars Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Frankie Adams, Caren Pistorius, Stephen Lang, and Robert Sheehan. It will be released on December 18th.