When you say Peter Jackson and movie – I say take all of money. Yes, he may not be directing, but he’s producing and has written the script with Fran Walsh. Also a writer on the script is Philippa Boyens. I don’t know about you but I have been waiting for his next project and I am loving the casting that is being announced for the movie adaptation of the book series by British author Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines.
Hera Hilmer has been set as the female lead for the film. She will play Hester Shaw, a girl who crosses paths with Tom Natsworthy, another protagonist in the film. She is a fierce young woman with a horrible scar across her face. Hilmar played Vanessa in Starz two-season series DaVinci’s Demons.
Starring as Tom Natsworthy will be Robbie Sheehan (The Mortal Instruments Movie). He’s the male lead. Yes, yes – he’ll always be the original Simon to us – but we’re excited to see him in a new role. According to Wikipedia, Tom is a, “a 15-year-old apprentice Historian at the beginning of the series, he eventually has diverse adventures across the world. Admires head of historians (Valentine) and has a strong sense of curiosity.” So it’s pretty obvious that the cast is being aged up.
Ronan Raftery (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) has been cast in a supporting role. According to IMDB that role is Bevis Pod. According to Wikipedia the character is, “a young apprentice Engineer. He works with Katherine to uncover Valentine’s plans and falls in love with her. Killed when the 13th Floor Elevator crashes on London’s top tier after being shot down by Tom. Estranged son of Dr. Lavinia Childermass.”
Mortal Engines is set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever-diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious young woman from the Outlands who will change the course of his life forever.
Mortal Engines is set to roll into theaters on December 14, 2018.