What’s it about?

In a post-apocalyptic future, Earth has been devastated by the so-called ‘sixty-minute war’. To escape total destruction, the planet’s cities have uprooted from terra firma and are now able to travel on wheels powered by huge steampunk engines.

Resources, however, are limited and a phenomenon known as ‘Municipal Darwinism’ has seen larger cities develop the power to consume their rivals. Only the Anti-Traction League stands against the dominance of these predatory powers.

Born and raised in mechanical London, Tom Natsworthy is a lower-class, apprentice historian whose contented life is uprooted when he saves the life of Head Historian Thaddeus Valentine but learns too much in the process.

Stranded on the wasteland, with mysteriously scarred assassin Hester Shaw, Tom must fight for survival but can he and his new friends stop London in its terrible tracks?

Who’s in it?

Fresh from Geostorm and Bad Samaritan, Irishman Robert Sheehan leads as Tom but it is the face of Iceland’s Hera Hilmar who has dominated the publicity, here playing Hester.

Lord of the Rings veteran Hugo Weaving brings star wattage to the role of Valentine, whilst newcomer Leila George plays his daughter Katherine and Patrick Malahide is his superior as the power-hungry Mayor of London, Magnus Crome.

South-Korean singer-songwriter Jihae makes her mainstream film debut as Anna Fang, leader of the Anti-Traction League, and Stephen Lang promises to terrify as undead soldier Shrike.

Colin Salmon, Regé-Jean Page, Mark Hadlow and Caren Pistorius all feature as supporting players and watch out too for a cameo by Peter Jackson.


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