After so long, here’s some actual news, Shadowhunters! According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Mortal Instruments is being relaunched as a high-end drama for TV!
Constantin has hired Ed Decter, whose writer-producer credits include Helix, Unforgettable, In Plain Sight and The Client List, as the showrunner for the Mortal Instruments series. The project is currently in development, with Constantin planning to begin production next year. No broadcast partners are yet attached to the series.
“It actually makes sense to do (the novels) as a TV series,” Constantin film and TV head Martin Moszkowicz told THR. “There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the Mortal Instruments film. In the series we’ll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth.”
I, for one, am very excited about this! There is just so much going on in the Shadowhunter world that having a TV show exploring the storylines of all the different characters and settings makes much more sense.
While there were earlier talks about a possible The Infernal Devices TV show, looks like Constantin has taken that direction here. No word on the cast, however, but hopefully we’ll hear something soon!
What do you think?
Lily Collins graces the cover of the October issue of Marie Claire UK, available to buy now. In the feature, Lily talks about her career, her dad Phil Collins, and other young actresses including Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart.
Check out outtakes from the photoshoot in the gallery here.
‘Jennifer and Kristen have done such a great job of navigating that; they’re witty, strong, funny, cool, young women. It’s really just nice to see that it’s possible to go through something like that and still be genuinely awesome people.’
‘When I first met with agents I was asked, “Well, what makes you so special? Everybody in LA is a cousin or a daughter of someone.”‘
She adds: ‘At the beginning, that was the most interesting thing about me. Now I’ve done eight films, it’s an afterthought. I get kids who say, “Oh, I love your movie, but my mum loves your dad.” It’s really nice to be able to share that with him, but it doesn’t define who I am career-wise.’
Read more at Marie Claire UK.
Cassandra Clare, on August 23, attended a fan meet-and-greet session in Sao Paulo. Idris Brasil uploaded a video recording of the session and Cassie addressed, once again, the in-limbo City of Ashes movie.
TMI Australia translated the conversation, and here’s an excerpt about the script being re-done:
They’re re-writing, well, after the first mortal instruments movie came out, they got a lot of people complaining it wasn’t like the books. And so, they had a second screenplay for City of Ashes and it was even less like the books, like it was NOTHING, NOTHING like the books… Valentine had a submarine? And Magnus ran for Mayor of New York. It was very weird.
So, they kinda looked at the screenplay and they looked at the fan response and they were like “We can’t do this, we have to throw the screenplay away and do a completely new screenplay that’s more like the books”. So that’s what they’ve been working on, it’s complicated coz usually if you’re doing a series of movies, you have the screenplay ready by the time the first movie has come out, you have the screenplay for the second movie so you can go right into filming it, and they didn’t have one. Takes a year to do a screenplay so I was hoping the next couple of weeks I would get to see the new screenplay for City of Ashes.
We heard something similar earlier this year, but what’s to be noted here is that Cassie is right, it does take a lot of time to write a script. We waited for so long for the first movie after Lily Collins was initially cast, here’s to hoping against hope we still have a fighting chance at the adaptation.
Alec Lightwood actor Kevin Zegers challenged Lily Collins to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which Lily posted on her Instagram!
Watch it below:
The Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media campaign to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease which leads to total paralysis with the mental abilities staying intact, followed by death.
To complete the challenge, you must record dumping a bucket of water on yourself and post it on your social media account, challenging 3 other friends to do the same and/or donate $100 to the ALS Association.
“This business operates so mysteriously, that it’s hard to predict the future of a movie. There is too much politics around, so you need to be patient and let go. I’ve shot two movies since then and I’m happy with the projects,” she said.
The last we heard about the movie was when Cassie Clare talked about the script, which was being re-done.
You can check out Lily’s outtakes from the feature in the gallery here.
Let’s all hope for the best, Shadowhunters!