Hugo Weaving Joins Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’ Adaptation

Hugo Weaving Peter Jackson Mortal EnginesPeter Jackon’s adaptation of Mortal Engines continues to move forward as Hugo Weaving joins the cast. Peter Jackson is writing and producing the film and will be re-teaming with Weaving from the Lord of the Rings.

Hugo Weaving has been involved in numerous “fanboy” projects over the years including The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, V for Vendetta, and Captain America: The First Avenger.

Hera Hilmar, Robbie Sheehan, Ronan Rafterty, and Stephen Lang have all already joined the cast; but it is unclear as to who they or Hugo Weaving will be playing. The four book series is all planned to eventually be adapted to film however, just like Lord of the Rings.

Peter Jackson, Frank Walsh, and Philippa Boyens are co-writing the film with Christian Rivers directing. Jackson and Walsh have been trying to adapt the film since 2001 when they purchased the rights.

The book is set thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle over diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious young woman from the Outlands, who will change the course of his life forever. Production is slated to begin in New Zealand this spring.

Mortal Engines is set to release on Dec. 14, 2018.

Source: Variety

10 Movie & TV Villains Who Actually Beat The Heroes

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A few weeks ago, the sci-fi horror film Life hit theaters. The tale of an unstoppable alien stalking a group of heroic astronauts on the International Space Station had the right amount of terror, intrigue and characters. We here at Heroic Hollywood liked it. One thing about the movie that was awesome was its ending. It’s been a few weeks, so most of you all probably know, but the alien ends up being the victor, killing the crew and assumingly conquers planet Earth. Life continues the fun trend of when the villains in the movie win.

This makes you think… what about other times where the villain actually wins? In the world of heroes who constantly face insurmountable odds and almost always end up being the victor (after all, who wants it for the good guy to not be triumphant?), there have been a few times many films based on comic book properties where the villain is actually the victor, even when they lose.

Here are a few examples of when our heroes are actually bested by the bad guys, even if the heroes technically win the day. Click Next to take a look….

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Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.