Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines Trailer Introduces the Great Predator Cities

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Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines has finally released its full trailer, giving us our best look yet at the predator cities.

We're introduced to the mega-predator city of London, headed by Thaddeus Valentine (Hugo Weaving), a steampunk extravaganza, with tons of moving parts and ironwork. It's a behemoth, and it takes someone with an equally gargantuan attitude to run it.

Based on Philip Reeve's celebrated 2001 steampunk novel of the same name, Mortal Engines is set thousands of years after a cataclysmic event destroyed civilization, leaving the remnants of humanity to rebuild. Now enormous cities roam the world, preying on smaller towns. Against that backdrop, Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan) must fight for survival after he encounters the fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). The two forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

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Directed by Christian Rivers from a script by Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippas Boyen, Mortal Engines stars Robert Sheehan as Tom Natsworthy, Hera Hilmar as Hester Shaw, Stephen Lang as Chrysler Peavy, Hugo Weaving as Thaddeus Valentine, Colin Salmon as Chudleigh Pomeroy and Ronan Raftery as Bevis Pod. The film opens Dec. 14.

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