Mortal Engines is a 2018 post-apocalyptic action adventure film directed by Christian Rivers.
Starring Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang, Colin Salmon, Mark Mitchinson and others.

Watch the official trailer for Mortal Engines

Universal Pictures on Friday, October 05, 2018 released the trailer:
Mortal Engines - Official Trailer 2 (HD).

What is Mortal Engines about?

Following a cataclysmic conflict known as the Sixty Minute War, the remnants of humanity regroup and form mobile cities, called "Traction Cities". Under a philosophy known as "Municipal Darwinism", larger "predator" cities hunt and absorb smaller settlements in the "Great Hunting Ground", which includes Great Britain and Continental Europe. In opposition, settlements of the "Anti-Traction League" have developed an alternative civilization consisting of "static settlements" (traditional, non-mobile cities) in Asia led by Shan Guo (formerly China), protected by the "Shield Wall". Relics of 21st-century technology such as toasters, computers, and smartphones are valued by historians as "Old-Tech."
The city of London captures a small mining town called Salzhaken, absorbing its population and resources, under orders of Lord Mayor Magnus Crome (Patrick Malahide). Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an apprentice historian, arrives at London's "Gut" to collect Salzhaken's Old-Tech for London's Museum. Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), a masked twenty-something woman among the Salzhakens, attempts to assassinate Thaddeus Valentine (Hugo Weaving), Head of the Guild of Historians, but Tom intervenes, pursuing Hester to a chute. Hester escapes, but not before telling him that Valentine murdered her mother and scarred her face. When Tom informs Valentine of this, he pushes Tom down the chute.
Tom and Hester are forced to work together to traverse the Hunting Ground, surviving Southies, Scavs on a night hunt, and finding refuge in a vehicle called Scuttlebug, but the owners lock them in a cell, intending to sell them as slaves. Hester confides that Valentine killed her archaeologist mother Pandora after stealing a piece of Old-Tech she found in a dig in the Dead Continent of the Americas, whilst young Hester escaped with a necklace her mother gave her. Meanwhile, Valentine frees Shrike (Stephen Lang), a reanimated cyborg known as a "Stalker", from the offshore walking prison Sharkmoor, to find and kill Hester. At the slave market of Rustwater in the Outlands, Tom and Hester are rescued by Anti-Traction League agent Anna Fang (Jihae). During the chaos, they are pursued by Shrike, whom Hester reveals she knows. Hester explains that Shrike had found and raised her after escaping Valentine, and Hester promised to let him turn her into a Stalker like himself, but she left after discovering that London had entered the Great Hunting Ground, giving her a chance to kill Valentine. In London, Valentine's good-natured daughter Katherine grows estranged from her father, especially after Apprentice Engineer Bevis Pod (Ronan Raftery) informs her that Valentine pushed Tom down the chute, and they learn Valentine's energy project in the re-purposed St Paul's Cathedral is more than it seems.

Who's in the Mortal Engines cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of Mortal Engines.

Hera Hilmar Hester Shaw a disfigured, mask-wearing fugitive assassin with a personal vendetta against Thaddeus
Robert Sheehan Tom Natsworthy a low-class Apprentice Historian of London thrown out of the city and forced to ally himself with Hester and the resistance as an aviator
Hugo Weaving Thaddeus Valentine Deputy Lord Mayor, the insane archeologist and power-hungry Head of the Guild of Historians
Jihae Anna Fang a pilot, warrior, and leader of the Anti-Traction League, a resistance group banding against the moving cities devouring Earth's resources
Ronan Raftery Bevis Pod an Apprentice Engineer whom Katherine befriends
Leila George Katherine Valentine daughter of Thaddeus Valentine and one of London's elite
Patrick Malahide Magnus Crome the Lord Mayor of London
Stephen Lang Shrike a cyborg (the last of an undead battalion of soldiers known as Stalkers
Colin Salmon Chudleigh Pomeroy Tom's historian boss
Mark Mitchinson Vambrace Valentine's henchman
Regé-Jean Page Captain Madzimoyo Khora a Ruh-Shan member and Anti-Traction League aviator
Menik Gooneratne Sathya Kuranath a Ruh-Shan member and Anti-Traction League aviator
Frankie Adams Yasmina Rashid a Ruh-Shan member and Anti-Traction League aviator
Kahn West Toa Heke a Ruh-Shan member and Anti-Traction League aviator
Andrew Lees Herbert Melliphant an Apprentice Historian and Tom's rival
Sophie Cox Clytie Potts another key Historian
Caren Pistorius Pandora Shaw Hester's archeologist mother
Leifur Sigurðarson Nils Lindstrom (as Leifur Sigurdarson)
Kee Chan Governor Kwan
Sarah Peirse Dr. Twix
Mark Hadlow Stigwood
Poppy Macleod Young Hester
Joel Tobeck Burgermeister
Terry Norris Professor Arkengarth
Calum Gittins Chief Navigator
Megan Edwards Mrs. Wreyland
Peter Rowley Mr. Wreyland
Aaron Jackson Gench
Stephen Ure Pewsey
Nathaniel Lees Pierrepoint
Paul Yates Dietrich
Lynda Lester Medusa
Nick Blake Waving Aviator
Beatrice Brophy Young Mother (as Beatrice Joblin)
Thomas La Hood Lookout (as Thomas Lahood)
Simbarashe Matshe Water Hawker (as Simba Matshe)
Lee Tuson Salzhakener
Jason Whyte Food Hawker
Michael Homick De Groot (as Mike Homik)
Carter Nixon Scav Trader Carter
Rick Baker Tube Tannoy
Royden Davys Salvage Man #1
Richard Mills Salvage Man #2
Shane Rangi Burly Salvageman
Yoson An Major Chen
Philip Reeve Shan Guo Man
Sam Reeve Shan Guo Teenager
Nicholas Quirke Nicholas Quirke
Martin Kwok Shan Guo Control
Seth F. Miller Airhaven Control (as Seth Miller)

When is Mortal Engines released in cinemas?

The film Mortal Engines was scheduled to be released on November 27, 2018 (London), on December 7, 2018 (New Zealand), on December 13, 2018 (Germany), on December 14, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom) and on December 27, 2018 (Hungary) by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Universal Studios, CJ CGV Viet Nam, CinemArt, Forum Film Bulgaria, NCG Distribution, Ro Image 2000, Toho-Towa, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).

What are Mortal Engines film specifications?

The duration of the film is 128 minutes. With a budget of $100 - 150 million, the film grossed over $83.7 million.

The film Mortal Engines is rated with "PG-13" rating.

Mortal Engines filming. Principal photography began in April 2017, with shooting occurring at Stone Street Studios in Wellington, New Zealand, and was completed in July 2017.

What are critics and audiences saying about Mortal Engines?

Mortal Engines got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 26/100. But the audience kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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IMDB: Mortal Engines

Wikipedia: Mortal Engines (film)

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