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Looking forward to this film due out soon, read the book back in 2013...
Seems my prediction was right about that it would make a great film due to the visuals, My quote on here from 2013...
Bandi says....Signed copy of `Mortal Engines` by Philip reeve (in hardback). £30 reduced to a fiver, in bargain books.
He is one of the authors of `Horrible histories` the childrens book series, so this is supposidely a childrens book about an after atomic wars Earth and towns and cities are now on wheels, eating up each other for assets. There is also the anti-traction league dedicated to oppose these wandering towns.
The story seems quite heavy and dark material for children, and leans more towards adult reading.
It is a very descriptive story and would make a great film, with massive moving cities, great escapes, hunted by renovation men (androids), etc. Really gripping and a good read.
Just got back from seeing this and thoroughly enjoyed it. Went in blind as I haven't read the book, although Luke has, who came along with me. The concept settles in very quickly and the cast of relative unknowns handle the material well. The ending's a little obvious and easy to spot a mile off, but the most surprising part for me was
That the scary zombie-android guy gave us one of the most heart-wrenching scenes I've seen outside of a Disney flick.
9/10, would heartily recommend
There is already the sequel film in the pipeline to cover the second books story.
There is four books in total, so that might mean four films, if the first two make money.