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Mortal Engines may have taken little longer than expected to judder into life, spinning its wheels as Peter Jackson and his Lord of the Rings collaborator Christian Rivers juggled various and often conflicting schedules, but with a late 2018 release date in place, the big-screen adaptation Philip Reeve’s Ya steampunk saga is making up for lost time.
In fact, the cameras are already rolling Down Under, and The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the ensemble cast has made room for three new recruits: Arrow‘s Colin Salmon, Patrick Malahide and Rege-Jean Page. Details on their respective characters weren’t disclosed at the time of writing, but we understand that trio is now set to star alongside Misfits alum Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Avatar‘s Stephen Lang and the newly-cast Hugo Weaving.
- Michael Briers
20 April 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Game of Thrones actor Patrick Malahide, Arrow actor Colin Salmon and Rege-Jean Page (Roots) have joined the cast of Mortal Engines, the Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of the Ya book series by Philip Reeve.
Jackson's protege Christian Rivers is directing the project, which is being co-financed by Mrc and Universal. Universal is distributing worldwide.
Robert Sheehan (Misfits) leads a cast of rising actors (such as Hera Hilmar with Hugo Weaving and Stephen Lang thrown in for good measure). The story is set in a future world devastated ecologically and technologically, where certain cities such as London are run by engines and »
- Borys Kit
Per Variety, this marks the pair’s first collaboration since orchestrating The Battle of the Five Armies three years ago, when Weaving played the iconic role of Elrond. And though his role in Mortal Engines is yet to be confirmed – sources close to Variety claim he’ll play Valentine, head of the Historians – securing Hugo Weaving’s services is certainly a massive coup for Universal’s wildly ambitious adaptation. Lifted from the pages of Philip Reeves’s four-part steampunk series, we know that the studio has already appointed Christian Rivers at the helm, who will direct a script from Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.
Set thousand of years in the future, Mortal Engines follows the remnants of humanity as they roam the ravaged landscape aboard huge, »
- Michael Briers
After starring in the blockbuster Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies for Peter Jackson, Hugo Weaving is reuniting with the filmmaker once again. The actor has signed on to star in Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital's highly-anticipated adaptation of Mortal Engines, joining a cast that includes Robbie Sheehan, Rohan Raftery, Hera Hilmar and Stephen Lang. Peter Jackson is only writing and producing this adaptation though, with his longtime visual effects collaborator Christian Rivers set to make his feature directorial debut.
Variety broke the news on this casting earlier today, although there was no word on who the actor is playing. Subsequent reports have revealed that Hugo Weaving is playing Valentine, which is likely the Thaddeus Valentine character from the original Philip Reeve novels. In the books, Thaddeus Valentine is a Historian, who, in serves this post-apocalyptic world by collecting and preserving artifacts, which most often can be incredibly dangerous. »
Hugo Weaving, best known as Agent Smith from “The Matrix” franchise, has reunited with “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson in Universal’s “Mortal Engines,” adapted from Philip Reeve’s book series of the same name, TheWrap has learned. Weaving will play the role of Valentine, joining a cast that already includes Hera Hilmar, Robbie Sheehan, Ronan Rafterty, and Stephen Lang. “Mortal Engines” will hit theaters Dec. 14, 2018. Christian Rivers, who has spent much of his 25-year career working closely with Jackson, is directing the film. Jackson and Fran Walsh, who were behind “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies) are producing the movie. »
- Matt Pressberg
After tackling the realm of Middle Earth, Hugo Weaving looks to enter another fantasy world, reteaming with his “Lord of the Rings” director.
Jackson and Walsh have been involved with the project for several years, having optioned the rights of the Philip Reeves book from Scholastic in 2001. Ken Kamins — Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens’ longtime manager — brought the project to MRC.
- Justin Kroll
When the Pivot channel folded in October of 2016, Us fans of the Fortitude TV show were afraid season two would be cancelled, or at least unavailable to them. Then, last month, Amazon swooped in to save the day. Now the streaming service announces Fortitude season two will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 14, 2017. In UK, the second season kicked off on Sky, in January.The second season of Fortitude stars Dennis Quaid, Richard Dormer, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Sofie Gråbøl, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory, Ramon Tikaram, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan, and Ken Stott. Check out the new trailer and latest Amazon press release.Read More… »
If you love disaster movies, then this first trailer for Geostorm should scratch a particular itch, with massive tornadoes, tsunamis, and loads of destruction. come inside to check it out!
I've long been a sucker for disaster/weather movies. The idea of contending with an unstoppable force (nature) and the havoc it can cause is an interesting one and can make for some exciting set pieces. As such, I can't help but feel excited based off this Geostorm trailer:
Let's be honest here...the story, as with Most disaster films, probably isn't going to be all that great, but that's not why I'm going to end up seeing this film. I'm going for the ridiculous amount of awesome destruction on display. What do you guys think?
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Today the world will be taken by storm. Check out the new Official Teaser for Geostorm now, in theaters October 20.
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.
Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III »
- Michelle McCue
After showing us some of the deadly effects of a worldwide manmade storm with several teasers yesterday, Warner Bros. and Skydance have unteathered the full trailer for the intense new thriller Geostorm. And it's like watching all of your favorite disaster movies put in a blender and served on puree. It's an incredible blast of destruction that should keep fans of films like Independence Day and 2012 incredibly happy this fall. Trust us when we say, it does not disappoint on that level.
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong, the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it. »
"After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.
Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13 »
- Derek Anderson
Amazon has picked up a new season of Arctic thriller “Fortitude,” which originally ran on the now-dead Pivot TV. Dennis Quaid has been added to the cast for this run, starring opposite Richard Dormer. Sofie Gråbøl, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory, Ramon Tikaram, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan and Ken Stott are also counted among the cast. “In ‘Fortitude,’ our customers will experience Dennis Quaid in a remarkably compassionate role, joined by an ensemble cast that has resonated with audiences globally,” said Joe Lewis, head of Comedy, Drama and Vr, »
- Tony Maglio
Amazon has picked up where now-defunct Pivot left off: The streaming service has picked up Arctic noir drama “Fortitude” for a 10-episode second season.
Season 2 on Amazon will feature an ensemble cast, including originals like Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, and Luke Treadaway, and newcomers Dennis Quaid, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan, and Ken Stott. The 10 episodes will premiere on Prime Video in the U.S. later this year.
“Fortitude,” which originally aired in the U.S. on Participant Media’s Pivot cable channel, follows Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Dormer) of Fortitude, a small isolated community with a captive population in an environment that is undergoing change and upheaval due to parasite and pathogen activity. After shooting the woman he loved, Dan becomes consumed with guilt, disappears into the wilderness and was presumed dead. A new body is discovered on the other side of town and Eric must step up and lead this horrific investigation. As »
- Oriana Schwindt
Michael Noble Feb 13, 2017
This review contains spoilers.
When Fortitude arrived on our screens in 2015, it did so floating on a sea of publicity. Millions were spent announcing the arrival of Sky’s newest pitch at offering original drama to sit alongside its impressive roster of Us imports. Polar bears appeared at tube stations and posters of its snowbound stars, among them such luminaries as Michael Gambon, Sofie Gråbøl, Christopher Ecclestone and Stanley Tucci, appeared in hoardings both online and in the real world. The campaign caught attention but remained abstract, leaving little clue as to what the show was actually about.
The marketers can be forgiven for this approach, as the show itself seemed uncertain. »
It’s not everyday Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh – two parts of the creative driving force behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies – pledge their support to a budding film franchise, so it’s small wonder why Mortal Engines has already generated so much excitement.
An adaptation of Philip Reeve’s dystopian novel series, Jackson and Walsh initially signed on to produce the big-screen rendition of Mortal Engines many moons ago, and are currently in the process of constructing a screenplay with Philippa Boyens and Christian Rivers. The latter was elected director on the project late last year, and just recently we learned that Robert Sheehan and Fantastic Beasts star Ronan Raftery had climbed on board. According to Variety, we can now add Hera Hilmar’s name to that preliminary cast list, as the up-and-coming actress has been set as the film’s female lead.
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- Michael Briers
Jackson and Walsh have been involved with the project for several years, having optioned the rights from Scholastic in 2001. Ken Kamins — Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens’ longtime manager — brought the project to Mrc.
Zane Weiner (“The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies), Amanda Walker (“The Hobbit”), and Deborah Forte (“The Golden Compass”) are serving as producers, along with Walsh and Jackson. Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy, “District 9”) will executive produce, while Boyens co-produces.
Peter Jackson and ‘Lord of the Rings’ Team Set Next Project With Universal and Mrc
- Justin Kroll
Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of Mortal Engines was one of those projects that I always assumed would never actually happen because we’ve been hearing about it for so damn long with no signs of actual progress. The film was first announced back in 2009, with Jackson on board to direct. Then he was promptly sucked back […]
- Jacob Hall
Peter Jackson’s latest literary adaptation keeps moving at a steady pace, as Variety reports that his Mortal Engines movie has just cast one of its lead actors. Robbie Sheehan’s (Fortitude) role isn’t currently known, but he will lead the cast. The dystopian steampunk world of The Mortal Engines source book—which is driven by “Municipal Darwinism,” in which larger cities consume smaller ones for their resources—should allow him to strap on interesting gadgets or at least some goggles. But Sheehan is probably already hoping this Ya adaptation will fare better than The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, which he starred in back in 2013.
Also joining the cast is Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’s Ronan Raftery, who has a supporting, also undisclosed, role. Jackson’s reassembled his usual team for the movie; he’ll produce and co-write with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens ...
- Danette Chavez
Casting has started on Peter Jackson‘s next project, the big-screen adaptation of the book Mortal Engines. Robbie Sheehan (Fortitude) and Ronan Raftery (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) will join the film, Sheehan in the lead and Raftery in a supporting role.
The film is set in the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. The first instalment of the four books by Phillip Reeve introduces young apprentice Tom Natsworthy and the murderous Hester Shaw, flung from the fast-moving city of London into heart-stopping adventures in the wastelands of the Great Hunting Ground.
The four books in the series are: “Mortal Engines”, “Predator’s Gold”, “Infernal Devices” and “A Darkling Plain.”
- Paul Heath
Cast Members Revealed For Upcoming Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines The first few members of the cast of Mortal Engines have been announced for the planned Peter Jackson science fiction/fantasy film from Universal Pictures. According to a report from Variety (and described by Comingsoon.net), the movie will feature Robbie Sheehan and Ronan Raftery in lead and supporting roles respectively. […] »
- Reggie Peralta
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