Hundreds of years after the civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London, now a giant city, predatory on wheels, to devour everything to its He passed. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a reward for her head.
Initial release: December 13, 2018 (Germany)
Director: Christian Rivers
Based on: Deadly engines; by Philip Reeve
Budget: 100 million dollars.
Producers: Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital, WingNut Films
Mortal Engines is a post-apocalyptic adventure film from 2018 directed by Christian Rivers and with a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, based on the novel of the same name by Philip Reeve, and starring Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang. A co-production between the United States and New Zealand, the film takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where entire cities have been mounted on wheels and motorized, and are attacking each other.
Jackson acquired the rights to the book in 2009, but the film languished for several years before it was officially announced in 2016. Jackson incorporated several members of his production teams from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie series, and filming It took place from April to July 2017 in New Zealand.
Mortal Engines had its world premiere on November 27, 2018 in London, it was theatrically released in Australia and New Zealand on December 6, 2018 and will be in the United States on December 14, 2018.  The film received mixed reviews of critics, who criticized the direction and the “lack of personality”.