"Mortal Engines" is a 2018 steampunk film directed by Christian Rivers.
The starring cast includes Hera Hilmar as Hester Shaw, Robert Sheehan as Tom Natsworthy, Hugo Weaving as Thaddeus Valentine, Jihae as Anna Fang, Ronan Raftery as Bevis Pod, Leila George as Katherine Valentine, Patrick Malahide as Magnus Crome, Stephen Lang as Shrike, Colin Salmon as Chudleigh Pomeroy, Mark Mitchinson as Vambrace and others.

Here are "Mortal Engines" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Mortal Engines movie?

Universal Pictures on Friday, October 05, 2018 released the trailer for "Mortal Engines" you can watch here:
Mortal Engines - Official Trailer 2 (HD).

Plot summary

What is Mortal Engines movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Mortal Engines" movie plot summary.

Set more than a thousand years in the future following a cataclysmic conflict known as the Sixty Minute War, the remnants of mankind 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 Bavarian 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, while 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 plays who in the Mortal Engines movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Mortal Engines" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is Mortal Engines movie release date?

"Mortal Engines" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 27, 2018 (London), on December 6, 2018 (New Zealand) and on December 14, 2018 (United States) distributing 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), Universal Pictures Argentina, Universal Pictures Canada, Universal Pictures International (UPI), 9Go! and Net5.


What are Mortal Engines filming details?

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

"Mortal Engines" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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 movie?

"Mortal Engines" movie 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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