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Dec 14, 2018 · Storyline. A mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw, emerges as the only one who can stop a giant, predator city on wheels devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.
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Hera Hilmar as Hester Shaw, a disfigured, mask-wearing fugitive assassin with a personal vendetta against Thaddeus... Poppy MacLeod as Young Hester Shaw Robert Sheehan as Tom Natsworthy, a low-class Apprentice Historian of London thrown out of the city by Thaddeus... Hugo Weaving as Thaddeus ...
Robert Sheehan. Tom Natsworthy.
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- Differences from The Book
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.
Following a cataclysmic conflict known as the Sixty Minute War, the remnants of humanity regroup and form mobile "predator" cities. Under a philosophy known as "Municipal Darwinism", larger cities hunt and absorb smaller settlements in the "Great Hunting Ground", which includes Great Britain and Continental Europe. In opposition to Municipal Darwinism, an "Anti-Traction League" have developed an alternative civilization consisting of "static settlements" in Asia protected by the Shield Wall and led by Shan Guo (formerly China). The Anti-Traction League's lands are protected by the "Shield Wall", which is defended by powerful guns and a fleet of airships. Relics of modern technology such as toasters, computers, and iPhones are valued as "Old-Tech." The city of Londonpursues and captures a small mining town called Salzhaken, absorbing its population and resources, under orders of Lord Mayor Magnus Crome. A masked woman named Hester Shaw has embedded herself among the Salzhakens, seeki...
According to production designer Dan Hennah, the film takes place approximately 1,700 years from now, rather than more than deliberately ambiguous dates in the books suggesting that it has been upwards of 10,000. In one scene Hester and Tomeat Twinkies whose packages show a "best before" date of 2118. An astonished Tom comments that they are "over a thousand years old". This implies the film takes place not before 3119.
See also: Full cast 1. Robert Sheehan as Tom Natsworthy 2. Hera Hilmar as Hester Shaw 3. Hugo Weaving as Thaddeus Valentine 4. Leila George as Katherine Valentine 5. Ronan Raftery as Bevis Pod 6. Jihae Kim as Anna Fang 7. Stephen Lang as Shrike 8. Patrick Malahide as Magnus Crome 9. Colin Salmon as Chudleigh Pomeroy 10. Regé-Jean Page as Captain Khora 11. Mark Hadlow as Orme Wreyland 12. Sophie Cox as Clytie Potts 13. Aaron Jackson as Gench 14. Stephen Ure as Pewsey 15. Kee Chan as Governor Khan 16. Mark Mitchinson as Vambrace
Deborah Forte, president of the Scholastic Media Foundation, expressed interest in adapting the series in October 2006. Scholastic sought material for a family franchise, intending two movies: one combining Mortal Engines and Predator's Gold, and a second combining Infernal Devices and A Darkling Plain. In an interview, Philip Reeve has said that he knows and trusts Deborah Forte to adapt the book for the big screen. By December 2009, Peter Jackson had acquired the rights to Mortal Engines and had, along with Christian Rivers, begun development of the film. The film was kept on the back-burner for years until October 24th 2016, when Peter Jackson announced in a Facebook post that the Mortal Engines movie was underway, and would be directed by Christian Rivers, with a script written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens. The cast was announced between February and April 2017.
Filming for Mortal Enginesbegan in March 2017 in New Zealand, and concluded in July 2017. Additional pickup filming occurred in early 2018. In September 2018, composer Tom Holkenborg(known widely as Junkie XL) confirmed that he was scoring the movie's soundtrack.
On May 5th 2017, Jackson released concept art for the film through a Facebook post.. The first official teaser trailer was released by Universal on December 18th 2017, followed by the launch of the film's official site. On June 4th 2018, the first film stills were released by USA TODAY. The next day, the official full length trailer was also revealed. Universal Pictures published the first behind-the-scenes featurette on June 28. In the lead up to an appearance at New York Comic Con, several character featurettes and posters were released in early October. . At the convention, the first 25 minutes of the movie were screened for audiences, and the second full-length trailer was released. Following the trailer release, Peter Jackson announced a series of behind-the-scenes featurettes called Mortal Artists. Each weekly episode focused on a different aspect of the filmmaking process, including concept art and costume making.
Before its release, the film received criticism from fans of the Mortal Engines Quartetfor heavily toning down Hester Shaw's scar from the novels.
While Peter Jackson is keen to develop a film series, there has been no formal announcement of sequel plans. When asked about the possibility of a second film, scriptwriter Philippa Boyens, stated that "mostly, this has to work as a film. This may be the only one... I hope not because I think the story just keeps getting better and better." Hence, the Mortal Enginesmovie will feature particular references and keep a few doors open, allowing a sequel to pick up certain threads. The box office reached USD $82 million. However, due to the performance of the box office, there is no sequel planned. This was confirmed.
Hester and Tom, who in the book are in their teenage years, are aged for their twenties in the film.
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Feral and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, and Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head. Rating: PG-13 ...
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Cast Hera Hilmar Robert Sheehan Hugo Weaving Jihae Ronan Raftery Leila George Patrick Malahide Stephen Lang Colin Salmon Mark Mitchinson Regé-Jean Page Menik Gooneratne Frankie Adams Leifur Sigurdarson Kahn West Andrew Lees Sophie Cox Kee Chan Sarah Peirse Mark Hadlow Caren Pistorius Poppy Macleod Joel Tobeck Terry Norris Calum Gittins Megan Edwards Peter Rowley Aaron Jackson Stephen Ure Show All…
- Scholastic Productions
- Christian Rivers
Characters Hester Shaw, a 15-year-old short-tempered assassin girl whose parents were murdered by Valentine and seeks vengeance. Tom Natsworthy, a 15-year-old boy who is a Third-Class Apprentice Historian who is unwittingly brought along with Hester. Anna Fang, a friendly but deadly aviatrix and ...