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Watch: New Trailer For 'Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones' Will Try To Succeed Where 'The Host' & 'Beautiful Creatures' Failed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 11:55 PM
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So, YA franchises: lucrative new trend or risky fad? Those on the side of "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" will tout the devoted following both have developed, while one only has to look at the wreckage left behind "Beautiful Creatures" and last weekend's "The Host" to see that nothing is a guarantee. So hoping to come out a little bit better is "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones," which of course is based on a best-selling series of books. But will the fans show up? More importantly, will everyone else?

The Next Hot YA Franchise? Watch The Trailer For 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2013 3:21 PM
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"Twilight" is done, "The Hunger Games" is off and running, and Hollywood is itching to find a new YA franchise to pin their bank accounts one. Warner Bros. flopped earlier this month with "Beautiful Creatures," a supernatural Southern Gothic spin on the romance between an otherworldly creature and a human, and now "The Mortal Instruments" will take a crack at trying to get a tweenage audience all hot 'n bothered.

New Pic From 'Ender's Game' & Meet The Characters From 'Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 21, 2013 10:19 AM
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As “Beautiful Creatures” found itself felled by Nicholas Sparks' reign of tears and insanity this past weekend, it's back to the calendar to find the next sci-fi/fantasy/YA tentpole until “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” rolls into cinemas at the end of the year. And in terms of a fan following, you could do worse than some new glimpses of “Ender's Game” and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

Discuss: Which Hopeful Young Adult Franchise Could Fill The Hole Left By 'Twilight'?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 19, 2012 3:57 PM
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Farewell, "Twilight." After four years, and five movies, there are (until the inevitable reboot/spin-off/extra sequel) no longer any movies in the super-popular Stephenie Meyer-penned vampire franchise to look forward to/dread. The final movie, "Breaking Dawn Pt. 2" (our review here) is in theaters, doing the usual blockbuster numbers, but for the near future at least, that's it.

Watch: First Trailer For Next YA Franchise Contender 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 11:04 PM
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Bella and Edward might be walking away into that immortal sunset, but for fans of YA franchises, 2013 is serving up a whole heap of options. Of course, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continues that new hit series while two more on the way: "Beautiful Creatures" which we've much from already and now, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones." Does it have what it takes to be the next pop culture phenom?

First Image From 'Mortal Instruments' Arrives, Four Testing For Male Lead In 'Divergent' Opposite Shailene Woodley

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2012 12:20 PM
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With "Twilight" wrapping up its final installment this week, there's clearly a certain amount of jostling to be the next big young adult franchise going on. "The Hunger Games" certainly has the early lead, but that franchise is already eyeing its 2015 endgame by hiring Francis Lawrence to direct the two-part finale, 'Mockingjay,' so the field is still fairly open. And there's plenty on the way, with two of the contenders starting to show their wares or shape up their casts.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Is A Shadowhunter In 'Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 8, 2012 10:22 AM
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Since the successful debut of the “Twilight” franchise, and especially in the aftermath of “The Hunger Games,” studios have been rushing to find the next big thing in the young adult genre, and Screen Gems is betting big on Cassandra Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments” saga. Set to begin shooting in Toronto in a few weeks, the film has found its lead villain in Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

'Mortal Instruments' Adds Aidan Turner & CCH Pounder; Brendan Fraser Makes A 'Split Decision' & Josh Gad Has An 'Internship'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 1, 2012 7:20 PM
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The quest to find a young adult book series that can easily be turned into a film franchise of “The Hunger Games” or “Twilight” proportions seems to be everlasting. One of the more recent attempts is currently coming together in the form of author Cassandra Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments” saga, with the first installment entitled “City of Bones” set to roll soon in front of cameras, and the cast is slowly shaping up. The film has lined up two more talented individuals in “The Hobbit” star Aidan Turner, who will be happily leaping from one epic franchise to another – along with “The Shield” regular and “Avatar” actress CCH Pounder. Turner will be filling the role of Luke Garroway in director Harald Zwart’s adaptation, while Pounder will assume to role of Madame Dorothea. Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower are the HAWT duo of this series, leaving Lena Heady, Jared Harris, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Durand and more to do the background work. Screen Gems will be releasing the film stateside in the late summer spot of August 13, 2013.

'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" Finds Its Alec Lightwood

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 27, 2012 9:38 AM
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We can only imagine the zeal Screen Gems is experiencing when thinking about how their upcoming adaptation "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" could potentially tap into the young adult market in the same way that the "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" movies have. However, after setting the leads with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell-Bower, the recent casting seem to appease more of the "adult" adult crowd rather than the young adult crowd.

Jared Harris & Lena Headey Join 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 4:54 PM
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Before we begin, can we just have a moment of silence of Lane Pryce?...........Okay, with that out of the way, there's no need to weep for former "Mad Men" star Jared Harris as he's joining an upcoming and hotly touted young adult novel adaptation, along with another actress who is currently experiencing some small screen heat of her own.

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