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  1. Tim Knight
    Dec 31, 2017 @ 15:58:30

    I’m very excited for this. I hope the film does your work justice and that you’re pleased with Peter Jackson and Christian Rivers’s efforts to bring your masterpiece to life on the silver screen.

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    • Philip Reeve
      Dec 31, 2017 @ 16:57:01

      Thanks, Tim! Everything I’ve seen so far looks very promising.

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  2. The Sheehab
    Jan 01, 2018 @ 07:49:42

    Thrilled your books are finally getting the silver screen treatment. Glad you’re pleased with what you see so far

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  3. James Ryan
    Jan 01, 2018 @ 11:27:04

    It really is a wonderful teaser and many people seem to love it and have taken the time to find out more about the origins of it. The real question is what do you think? (other than it looks promising?).

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    • Philip Reeve
      Jan 01, 2018 @ 17:10:35

      I think it looks promising. That’s how this works : )

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  4. Caroline
    Jan 01, 2018 @ 16:04:12

    The towns look great, but if the girl with the red scarf is supposed to be Hester: Why does she have ‘normal’ eyes? It seems a chance for a great, ugly heroine has been missed. But let’s not be hasty…

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  5. Wolf
    Jan 08, 2018 @ 10:11:03

    I have to say I agree with Caroline, and with a lot of internet chatter to the same effect. The girl on the screen is not Hester as Mr. Reeve described her. I imagine there’s some “fetching little scar” (to pull a quote from Infernal Devices) underneath that scarf, but heaven forbid Hollywood cast a female lead with a less than pretty face…

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  6. Tom
    Jan 22, 2018 @ 21:52:59

    Every since I first read the quartet I’ve loved it! I was lucky enough to Mr. Reeve at the British library many years ago, way back when the idea of a movie was still in its infancy. I must admit, with A-Levels and University I somewhat forgot about the prospect of a film, to the extent that I even missed Reeves blog posts about filming!

    Luckily, a friend pointed me towards the trailer a few days ago (she knew very well how much I love the series), and I’ve been excited ever since! University readings can wait for the time being, I’m already half way through Mortal Engines! The great thing about living in London though, is that I’ll (hopefully) be local to the premiere, I can’t wait to crowd around the glitz and glamour on December 14th, trying to get a view of the stars!

    I really do hope that Jackson can do the series justice, and I wish for a very successful Mortal Engines movie, and then Predators Gold, Infernal Devices and then A Darkling Plain! Who know, maybe even Fever Crumb 4 is in the works for a future date?!

    Here’s to Philip! May the silver screen show Municipal Darwinism at it’s finest!

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    • Philip Reeve
      Jan 23, 2018 @ 10:28:11

      Thanks, Tom!

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  7. Judi
    Jan 26, 2018 @ 18:01:54

    At last – I’ve devoured these stories and loved each page. The breadth of the world that has been created is stupendous and the characters have such depth – even Shrike. However, I have to agree that, from the brief glimpse in the trailer, Hester doesn’t match my expectations from the text. No doubt there was a valid reason – but it does seem to be sidestepping one of the major themes, that of Tom accepting, and loving, Hester for herself and, indeed, Hester learning to be herself. That said, it’s bound to be fantastic just like all Philip’s stories.

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  8. Luca Faithfull
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 18:20:33

    it looks great but i am worried you may of just hired a genocide denial as Hester Shaw you may want to ask her about her role in the film the Ottoman Lieutenant and if she realized that it was strangely shown at the same time as a film (the promise) which was ment to bring about better common knowledge on what The Ottoman government did and what the Turkish government continues to deny. i don’t say this out of hate or to spite you, your book, film, or actors. i just thought you should know as soon as possible just incase it came back to haunt you or your franchise, in any case it will probably turn out to be nothing, and is just me being silly and over thinking. Love your work and never stop writing

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