An adventure and fantasy film is as good as its special effects and making the whole movie look realistic enough to be in real life. Especially for the film Mortal Engines, a futuristic and post-apocalyptic adventure film that talks about the lives of different characters, both main and antagonists. Among these characters is Shrike, a notorious and gruesome Stalker, or what they are called in this era as a brutal and merciless exterminator.
Shrike is a terrifying character from Mortal Engines who is an undead soldier that is built to kill; raised from the dead by scientists using weapons and synthetic substances, Stalkers such as Shrike strikes fear to anyone it crosses path with. Not to mention the severely disproportionate facial features that add to the look of terror.
Played by Stephen Lang who personified the character well. Lang reportedly channeled the character from nature, where he landed on following a swan – graceful but brute when it comes to aggression. Although mostly feared, Shrike’s character delivers an interesting twist on the protagonist’s life. Get to know Shrike some more. Watch this special featurette from Mortal Engines below: