After finishing up The Hobbit trilogy, filmmaker Peter Jackson has also spent time co-writing and producing the upcoming feature Mortal Engines. The post apocalyptic tale centers on scribe Philip Reeve’s young adult book series, and Jackson initially read the books for pleasure. After finishing the series, Jackson was determined to get these stories on the silver screen.
“These massive cities is something I’ve never seen before,” said Jackson. “How often do we go to the movies today and see things that we genuinely seen before in any form whatsoever and I’ve never seen a city the height of the Empire State Building and the length of 10 football films rumbling along the ground and chasing other smaller cities. That factor alone makes it visually appealing from a movie point of view.”
Peter Jackson talks about what appealed to him about Philip Reeve’s vision of the future in Mortal Engines (click on the media bar to hear Jackson):
Mortal Engines opens nationwide December 14.