Nowadays most people think of Peter Jackson when you mention The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit but back in the 70s there was the Rankin & Bass directed adaptation of The Hobbit which, along with songs taken directly from the Tolkien novel, had the original song from Glenn Yarbrough “The Greatest Adventure (The Ballad of The Hobbit)”
After a few barren weeks at the box office, four new (well three new and one rejiggered) movies hit theaters including the highly anticipated Into the Spider-Verse, the latest from Clint Eastwood, a Peter Jackson backed YA adaptation and a PG-13 Deadpool for the whole family.
The Purge may be coming to an end, an Indiana Jones land may be coming to Disney Hollywood Studios, SyFy bringing back Killer Klown from Outer Space and Critters, the Boba Fett movie is dead, the new Twilight Zone is remaking a classic episode and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Thousands of years after the devastating “Sixty Minute War”, society has reformed around gigantic mobile cities, the larger ones like London preying on the smaller ones for their resources in the upcoming adaptation of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines book series.
Produced by Peter Jackson, Mortal Engines is an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s novel of the same name that is set in a post-apocalyptic future where cities have become giant traveling vehicles that battle each other for resources.