Peter Jackson took to Facebook today to announce that his latest project, Mortal Engines, will receive its very first teaser trailer this week. In fact, it will play in front of this tiny movie by Rian Johnson that you may have heard of.

If you don’t believe me, then take Jackson’s word for it:

Hi everyone,

I am pleased to announce that the teaser trailer for our movie Mortal Engines will be debuting in cinemas around the world, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Mortal Engines is directed by Christian Rivers and will be released next year.

I hope you all enjoy our first trailer!

Cheers,

Peter J

Thanks, Peter J!

While Jackson is not actually directing Mortal Engines, it is his production companies next big thing. At the very least, it sounds like it’ll be of similar scale to Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, at least based on its short synopsis:

“Mobile cities battle each other over the world’s few remaining resources.”

Wars between flying future cities? Sounds nuts, I’m in.

Apparently, the film will be based on a series of novels of the same name by one Phillip Reeve. While I am completely unfamiliar with the work, the short synopsis does intrigue me. Here’s hoping Jackson is channeling the Peter Jackson which brought us The Lord of the Rings and Dead Alive, instead of the one who brought us The Hobbit.

Nevertheless, there is one hell of a cast attached to this thing. Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, and Stephen Lang are all set to star in this. At the very least we have those guys duking it out in giant flying cities to look forward to. The film hits theaters next December.

 

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