TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 9, 2018
One of the more interesting looking movies left on the 2018 release schedule is Mortal Engines, the latest literary adaptation from Peter Jackson—though he only serves as writer and producer here. It's a high concept fantasy movie, which means it's most likely going to bomb here in America because those movies just don't make money any more thanks to the market being oversaturated.
This new "extended look" trailer shows off a lot more of the rules of this world, where giant mechanized cities roam a barren, post-apocalyptic wasteland swallowing up other, smaller cities before doing battle with their rivals. It's an interesting concept and one that could work given the proper amount of money and time, not to mention a cast that's worth giving a damn about.
Sadly it looks like they had time and money, but couldn't cast a soul with any sort of gravitas outside of Hugo Weaving. This looks more like a Wachowskis movie, what with the big budget and the beautiful actors that can hardly deliver a decent line reading and Hugo Weaving. Nevertheless, it's from first time feature director Christian Rivers, a storyboard artist. There's no chance this movie makes any money.