Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mortal Instruments Sequel Delayed

Mortal Instruments Sequel Delayed
City Of Ashes won't shoot just yet

Source: Variety

While the company seemed to be moving full speed ahead on the franchise built around Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments book series, it would appear that Constantine Film is hitting the brakes a little after the first release – City Of Bones – didn’t become quite the smash hit it was hoping for.
The main sticking point appears to be that Bones, which cost around $60 million to make, has only taken in $70 million worldwide.
At the moment, it appears that the planned follow-up, City Of Ashes, is simply being delayed so that the company can, as it said in a statement, “analyse the results to date and reposition the franchise in order to maximize the results for future instalments.” But that’s a surprising turn of events given that it was going full steam ahead on development for Ashes and a prequel based on Clare’s Infernal Devices.
Returning director Harald Zwart was planning to start filming later this year, so chances are we will still likely see the further adventures of Lily Collins’ Clary Fray along with co-star Jamie Campbell Bower. But when that might be is another matter. Delays mean actors’ availability shifts, even if they’re contracted, so it might be a while before the sequel gets moving again…

Source: EmpireOnline

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