Meet Hester Shaw in a new ‘Mortal Engines’ featurette
This December, Universal Pictures is inviting you to you experience a big screen world unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. All this week, Moviebill will be bringing you new featurettes that explore the post-apocalyptic fantasy world of “Mortal Engines,” beginning with the above featurette that introduces Hera Hilmar as Hester Shaw.
Universal has also just launched a new tie-in website, LondonWelcomesYou.com, where you can experience first hand what it’s like to live in a Traction City. If that’s not enough “Mortal Engines” goodness for you, be sure to check out a new Hester Shaw character poster:
Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted into a new way of living. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan) — who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London —finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.
“Mortal Engines” also stars Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang.
Directed by Academy Award-winning visual effects artist Christian Rivers (“King Kong”), “Mortal Engines” is scripted by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Producers include Zane Weiner (“The Hobbit” trilogy), Amanda Walker (“The Hobbit” trilogy) and Deborah Forte (“Goosebumps”), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer.
“Mortal Engines” opens theaters December 14, 2018.