As noticed by our friends over at Trailer Track, Peter Jackson took to Facebook today to announce that the very first teaser trailer for Mortal Engines (directed by Christian Rivers and written by the holy triumvirate of Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens) will be rolling out worldwide this week, attached to screenings of Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Here it is in Jackson's words, if you like:
I am pleased to announce that the teaser trailer for our movie Mortal Engines will be debuting in cinemas around the world, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Mortal Engines is directed by Christian Rivers and will be released next year.
I hope you all enjoy our first trailer!
Though he's not directing, this is Jackson and company's next big thing, and is likely to be visually spectacular on the level we tend to associate with all Jackson efforts. For those of you who remain unfamiliar with Mortal Engines (based on a series of novels by Phillip Reeve), here's an official synopsis:
"Mobile cities battle each other over the world's few remaining resources."
So, yeah, big-ass robo-cities doing battle. WETA's sure to make that look awesome, and in addition to all that eye candy you also have performances from Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving and Stephen Lang to look forward to. We're not quite sure what this thing'll look like in practice, but we're excited to see it with our own eyeballs when it hits theaters (and, who knows, maybe online) this weekend.
Stay tuned for more on Mortal Engines as it becomes available. Film arrives on December 18th of next year.