“Mortal Engines,” a highly-anticipated sci-fi adventure produced by New Zealand director Peter Jackson, hit cinemas across China on January 18.
Based on the novel by Philip Reeve, the film depicts a world of the future where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive.
Jackson, whose credits include “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit,” is the movie’s producer. He was also involved in writing the screenplay.
Visual designers from “Avatar” were invited to create post-apocalyptic cities which combine elements of science, vintage and Goth.
Cities in the film are moving to prey on one another, which may change many people’s stereotypes about the future.
As early as 2009, Jackson showed a strong interest in making a film adaptation after reading the novel. He spent around 4 years on the film project.