The Mortal Instruments fandom was heard loud and clear… and the end result is this: ‘Production to begin again…but in a different direction!’
Scroll further down to find the UPDATES section for any and all updated News about ‘City Of Ashes’ and the ‘Mortal Instrument’ series.
Original Post (Pre-TV Series news): Bad reviews, a soft opening and a tepid $80 million worldwide haul—these are not the signposts for a successful launch of a YA franchise. And indeed, despite a small but very vocal fanbase for “The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones,” it seemed that Constantin Film had thrown in the towel when it was announced that the in-development sequel, “The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes,” was being shut down indefinitely. The future of the series was in doubt, but today, it looks like fans of Cassandra Clare have reason to rejoice.
It seems your letters and petitions have paid off as Constantin has revealed that ‘City Of Ashes’ will continue forward one way or another. “The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going,” head of the company’s film and TV Martin Moszkowicz told THR, before adding the zinger: “It’s been overwhelmingly positive, in contrast to some other YA titles.” But that doesn’t mean that he’s completely blind to the fact that ‘Bones’ failed to find a wide audience.
“We are analyzing what we did wrong with the first film, particularly with the positioning and marketing, and what changes we have to make,” he explained. “We are working with a great group of people to reposition the franchise.”
It’ll be interesting to see how Constantin approach production on the sequel. We can’t imagine they’ll spend more than the $60 million they did on ‘City Of Bones’ this time around, but clearly there is something in the numbers they’re getting to indicate this series is worth a second crack. -via: indiewire.
DID YOU HEAR? NEW TELEVISION SERIES NEWS HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!
**First Official Teaser for “Shadowhunters” T.V. Show**
Here is an exclusive teaser look at “Shadowhunters” T.V. Show coming out on ABC Family in 2016!
**The First Footage from The “Shadowhunters” T.V. Show**
Watch the first footage revealed for the upcoming anticipated T.V. series based on the Best-selling novel series. The “Shadowhunters” T.V. Show comes out on ABC Family in 2016!
**UPDATES (as of May/June 2015)**
More stills and photos can be found further down in this post! Here’s one to get you started! 🙂
**CASTING NEWS: Here are the latest updated announcements in regards to the “Shadowhunters” cast! (5/26/2015)Jon Cor has been cast as Hodge Starkweather. (5/15/2015)Maxim Roy has been cast as Clary’s mother, Jocelyn Fray; Alan Van Sprang will play villain Valentine and Harry Shum Jr. is set to play Magnus Bane. (5/13/2015) Matthew Daddario who will play Alec Lightwood and Isaiah Mustafa who will play Luke Garroway. Katherine McNamara is set to play CLARY FRAY.(5/6/2015) The characters IZZY and SIMON have been officially cast it has been announced(5/1/2015). EMERAUDE TOUBIWHO(Izzy) and ALBERTO ROSENDE(Simon) have been cast in the The Mortal Instruments television adaptation “Shadowhunters”. Definitely is shaping up to be a diverse casting so far. So far…
More News To Come! Stay Tuned…
**UPDATES (as of April 20th, 2015)**
**UPDATES (as of March 30th, 2015)**
We have updated news on the progress of the Mortal Instruments Book Series becoming a television series. The word is that ABC Family channel will be where you will find the “Mortal Instruments” drama series titled “Shadowhunters”. The show idea is said to be a 13-episode drama series and casting news will be announced in the near future since production is said to begin in May in Toronto. Check back for more updates!
**UPDATES (as of late 2014)**
The latest news that was announced in 2014 from Constantin Films (owns the rights to the Shadowhunter books) is that they are Not doing a film after all for City of Ashes but are working on developing a television show instead. This will be working toward creating a pilot for the show with show runner Ed Decter (Helix) in hopes to get the show into production some time in 2015. There is no news yet if the same cast will return or if there will be a recasting for the t.v. show. More news to come. I will share it once it is announced.
What are your thoughts on a potential television show instead of a movie for the Mortal Instruments books?
STILLS AND PHOTOS:
PILOT EPISODE AIR DATE FOR “SHADOWHUNTERS”: MARCH 8th, 2016
SHADOWHUNTERS T.V. SHOW OFFICIAL CAST: Dominic Sherwood, Katherine McNamara, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubi, Jon Cor, Maxim Roy, Harry Shum Jr., Alan Van Sprang…
Original Cast(in the film City of Bones): Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
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