Peter Jackson is reuniting with a Lord of the Rings star for new movie Mortal Engines

April 19, 2017

Peter Jackson is reuniting with a Lord of the Rings actor for his next movie, Mortal Engines.

The Oscar-winning director is in line to adapt Philip Reeve’s dystopian novels for a series of films.

Set in a future where cities roam the globe on huge wheels destroying towns for resources, things take a mysterious turn when Tom Natsworthy (Misfits star Robert Sheehan) has an unexpected encounter with a woman from the Outlands.

Variety has now confirmed that Hugo Weaving – who played Elrond in the Lord of the Rings trilogy – will join the project in an as yet unknown role.

Mortal Engines isn’t the first time Jackson has reunited with the actor since the original JRR Tolkien trilogy.

Weaving appeared in all three LOTR movies, as well as the first and third films in The Hobbit trilogy.

While Jackson won’t be sitting in the director’s chair for Mortal Engines, he will serve as writer and producer on the project, with directorial duties going to Christian Rivers in his first large-scale Hollywood production.

Oscar-winner Rivers previously served as a visual effects supervisor on both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Production should begin in New Zealand this spring, and the film is set to debut on December 14, 2018.

Until then, why not relive our favourite Elrond movie moment?

Source: http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a826107/peter-jackson-lord-of-the-rings-reunion-hugo-weaving-new-movie-mortal-engines/