Universal Pictures officially released the first teaser trailer for Mortal Engines Monday, and it looks very intriguing. Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Phillip Reeve’s novel of the same name is being sold as the first installment in an “epic saga,” set in a nomadic, post-apocalyptic world.

In the dystopian future, cities like London roam the earth on wheels in search of resources. The first trailer shows London approaching and capturing a small town, before absorbing the entire mobile town into its “gut.”

London on the hunt | ‘Mortal Engines’ / Universal Pictures

Mortal Engines is likely the first movie in a four film saga, mirroring the quartet of books written by Reeves. The film’s planned release date is Dec. 14, 2018.

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