The Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines, an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s book series that was directed by Oscar-winning visual effects artist Christian Rivers, is headed to theaters next weekend, and it looks like Universal is trying to pull horror fans in with their latest featurette. It focuses on Shrike, a fearsome villain played by Don’t Breathe‘s Stephen Lang.
“He has spent 100s of years taking lives in the most brutal and horrific way,” Lang teases in the video, while Jackson calls the character the most interesting one in the film.
Meet Shrike below.
The film’s title refers to MASSIVE vehicles that are literally entire cities on wheels, traversing a post-apocalyptic landscape not unlike one you’d see in a Mad Max film…
Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns.
Mortal Engines arrives in theaters on December 14.