In this interview conducted for the Herald, I took to the co-writers/co-producers, the director and the two stars of the new fantasy epic Mortal Engines. 

Mortal Engines, the new fantasy epic from New Zealand's blockbuster-factory trio of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, takes place hundreds of years in the future when humanity lives under a system known as Municipal Darwinism: gargantuan mobile cities traverse a depleted earth, literally devouring other cities in order to consume their resources.

Giant mobile cities on wheels. When TimeOut sits down with Jackson and Boyens to discuss the film, one very important question must first be answered: Is Hamilton one of these cities?

"That would be too scary," chortles Jackson. "I'd get on my bike and ride in the other direction as fast as I could."