Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines directed by his protege Christian Rivers has started production as previously reported by OmegaUnderground it will shoot at Stone Street Studios in Wellington, New Zealand. The facility was used for Lord of The Rings and Hobbit Trilogies, along with other productions such as Ghost In The Shell, Avatar, District 9, and Krampus.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that three actors have joined the lineup which includes Stephen Lang, Jihae and Leila George. They also include some character details on the roles.
Stephen Lang, best known as the villain in Avatar, South Korean singer-actress Jihae and relative newcomer Leila George have been cast in Mortal Engines, the Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of the YA book series by Philip Reeve.
George will play Katharine Valentine, the daughter of one of the most powerful men in London society and one who is trying to get his hands on a weapon of mass destruction. Jihae will play Anna Fang, a member of the violent league that fights against the mobile cities.
Lang’s role is under wraps and is also expected to return for Avatar 2 when it begins filming on August 15th.
The new additions will join lead actors Robert Sheehan, Ronan Raftery, and Hera Hilmar.
Set in a future world devastated ecologically and technologically and where certain cities including London are run by engines and move about the Earth, giving them the ability to prey on other smaller towns for resources. The story centers on a teen named Tom Natsworthy who, along with a young woman from a territory known as the Outlands, uncovers a mystery that could change the world order.
Mortal Engines is scheduled for release on December 14th, 2018.