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Carnivorous Cities

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | December 23, 2009 | Comments ()

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | December 23, 2009 |


Word has leaked that Peter Jackson has acquired the rights for and begun planning the development of a series of movies based on Philip Reeve's "Mortal Engines" series of science fiction novels (know as "The Hungry Cities Cycle" in American because we don't get Shakespeare references) intended for young adults.

Set a thousand years in the future after a nuclear war, the world of Mortal Engines features motile cities, wandering the desolate wastelands and literally eating other cities whole for their resources. That "literally" is actually meant literally in this case and not figuratively. The cities have enormous jaws and everything.

I've never heard of these books, what with being banned from the young adult section of the library, but just about everyone seems to think very highly of the series. And Peter Jackson certainly has a slight predilection for doing bang up adaptions of novels.

(source: SciFi Wire)



Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.


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