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'Lord Of The Rings' Trilogy Director Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines' Film-Adaptation For Release On 2018

Travelers Today       By    Chen Gomez

Updated: Nov 28, 2016 03:54 AM EST

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'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' World Premiere
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 28: Director Peter Jackson emerges from from a Hobbit house before delivering a speech at the 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' World Premiere at Embassy Theatre on November 28, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Famed film director from New Zealand, Peter Jackson will be a part of the production team of the film adaptation of author Philip Reeve's steampunk science fiction epic series' first book, "Mortal Engines". The novel's story is about an apocalyptic world where cities continuously travel around it on wheels. The film will be released almost two years from now, on the 14th of December, in the year 2018.

According to Cinema Blend, the movie will be released at the same weekend as the animated "Spider-Man" movie by Sony and a film by Lightstorm Entertainment from 20th Century Fox which as of now has no title, while speculations say that the film will be the sequel of fantasy sci-fi film which was released in 2009, "Avatar". The upcoming Peter Jackson film will also be competing with Disney's film "Mary Poppins Returns", starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, which will be shown in theaters on Christmas day in 2018.

The film director will also get his colleagues, whom he had worked with while producing the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, back together for the Mortal Engines film. Jackson, his wife Fran Walsh and producer Philippa Boyens will be co-writing the script for the film, while his longtime protégé Christian Rivers will be debuting as the film's director. Rivers worked as a splinter unit director on the three "The Hobbit" films and also as a second unit director for the film "Pete's Dragon, which was released earlier this year, as stated in Screen Crush.

Aside from directing the film adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson is known for directing the remake of the monster film "King Kong" which was released in 2005 and the supernatural drama film, "The Lovely Bones", both of which received nominations for the Academy Awards. Jackson is also one of the producers of the 3D motion capture computer-animated film "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn", directed by Steven Spielberg, which was released in 2011.

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