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‘The Mortal Instruments’ Sequel ‘City of Ashes’ Scatters As Production Is Shut Down Indefinitely

by Charlie Schmidlin
September 11, 2013 9:06 AM
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However financially motivated their aims were, you can’t pin Constantin Film, the producers of $60 million YA adaptation “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” as wholly not optimistic. They envisioned a release so stellar that audiences would immediately clamor for a sequel, and so to hurry along the process they put into pre-production a sequel, “City of Ashes.” Well, after a wave of poor reviews and a weak opening, the lights may have started to dim as the company have decided to potentially call the whole thing off.

The Wrap has learned from the company that production on “City of Ashes,” which was due to begin next week, has instead been shut down indefinitely, leaving director Harold Zwart and his returning cast of Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Kevin Zegers to wait it out. According to Constantin, the standstill was called because “it will be beneficial to have more time to reposition the film in the current marketplace.” A marketplace, as they’ve seen, that will need a lot of coercion to show up for a second adaptation from author Cassandra Clare’s series.

As you have likely already forgotten, “City Of Bones” followed a Brooklyn teenager (Collins) as she joined a clan of “shadow hunters” led by Bower and fought evil in order to retrieve her kidnapped mother. It also co-starred Jared Harris and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and while the film’s executive producer Martin Moszkowicz described the books’ “incredibly loyal and ardent fan base” when touching on the sequel’s hiatus, we’ll see how much loyalty comes into play as Constantin weighs its dimming chances of success. 

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  • Jewelsets | August 7, 2014 11:41 PMReply

    I think Brian white would make an better villain than Jonathan Meyer plus he is taller and more good looking why not give my culture an chance I am sick of producers trying to make little men like Meyers more than what he is he is small and not muscular. An out of place out of country no speak English bumpkin but producers still hire him u could make more money hire an sexy Afro American u will not be sorry

  • Jewelsets | August 7, 2014 12:53 PMReply

    Due to the race statement made by Jonathan Meyers I have no interests in the movie if he think s this is all about his drug and drink addiction he is wrong he will never be forgiven in my point of view because he real meant it I saw him in the mini production of king Henry and liked it but doing some research on his life I ran upon an article about him being a racist it put an bad taste in my mouth I never liked him since his character he portrays is as nasty and dirty as he in real life I hope they both burn in hell

  • Leon | August 3, 2014 2:02 PMReply

    There where many problems with this movie. Its not just how far of minor and major details were of because I understand that happens with adaptations. Its the cast, the movie effects, the advertising, the god awful script that made the movie more of a plain whiny teen drama.

    The cast is not the biggest thing but instead of spending money on known actresses like Lily Collins that do not look like the character and she is honestly pretty mediocre at acting, scout and get a lesser known actress who has potential and fits the role, we always love to see a new face.
    Cassandra Clare wrote a beautiful story with a smart plot, funny lines and lovable characters. Jace in the movie was barely funny not to mention the fact that the actor looks like a meth addict, he so skinny and looks kinda trashy. Alex Pettyfer was the obvs choice.
    Magnus Bane is supposed to be a fabulous, sassy gay guy, the Magnus in the movie was used as someone to explain things dryly, he had zero personality and could not act.
    I loved the actor for Valentine but his hair should have been a blonde that was almost white.
    Also changing the plot so that the whole climax was at the institute was a bad move and also taking away characters like Raphael.
    This series is a goldmine that could gross just as much as Harry Potter or even Twilight. And although Twilight sucked, they at least knew how to pick a cast and advertise a movie.
    My advice to the producers would be to make a sequel but change the cast and stick to Cassandra Clares vision you cant go wrong, advertise, you have to get the 12 year old girls excited! They are the gold mine, because of the Twilight. one direction and other mindless attractions make so much money! And if you do the Infernal devices, please dont screw it up like you did with CoB, no one could sit through that.
    TMI could be a classic, like star wars or harry potter, the books certainly are, you just have to listen to the fans and Clare and not hollywood it to crap.

  • Bree | July 30, 2014 12:05 AMReply

    If you have read the books before watching the movie, the movie is atrocious. It's a complete slander to the Mortal Instruments fandom. Honest to god, if the studio would've forked over the cash to pay Alex Pettyfer to be Jace, the movie would've been a far bigger success. HE is who nearly everyone pictured, Pettyfer's personality even screams Jace. He's cocky, sullen, and full of it. By doing a Google Image search of "Jace Wayland" before that B-Movie hit theaters, nearly every image was that of Alex Pettyfer. The studio really missed their chance at making something great, but butchering it and trying to fit it in the budget. Now it'll be too late, all of us TRUE TMI fans will never get to see our vision on the screen.

  • alex | July 24, 2014 2:48 AMReply

    You guy can make it better by actually following the book this time stop catering to the people who have read the book and cater to the fan who have. Dont make the love scenes so cheesy and replace some of the characters the guy who plays alec looks old like he is in his forties, the girl who plays Isabelle doesn't match how the character in the book looks and the same goes for the guy who plays jace and if you keep jamie put some meet on his bones he looks sucked in!!!!!!!

  • Lisa | July 23, 2014 11:48 AMReply

    I an eagerly awaiting the next movie installment of the Mortal Instruments City of Ashes. I am in the 50+ audience and really enjoyed reading the books. The movie was good, I've watched it three times and would have preferred that the movie stay a little closer to the book, was really anxious to see the flying vampire motorcycle and Simon turning into a rat. It would be nice to see Jace a little plumper. Feed him a cheeseburger or something so hi ribs don't show. One of my favorite scenes in the moving was when Jace took Clary to the conservatory and gave her the witchstone as a birthday present. Loved the sparkle of the flowers opening and the first kiss. So romantic.

  • Theresa or Tessa | July 16, 2014 4:33 PMReply

    Well I’m a very big fan of the Mortal Instruments book series and I sort of no I’m sorry to say this but I have to well because you see people think that what they do and how they want to get there is the right way but there is many different ways that I could of filmed and scenes they could of used to make the movie make sense and not merge with the second book it’s just common sense so you see maybe then it would of made more money and possibly more than you even expected

  • diamond | July 15, 2014 4:23 AMReply

    I personally love the books and the movie was good too. Though they could've followed the book more than they did. It would've made the movie a lot better. I think that jace was way to serious in the movie. They took a lot of his humor and sarcasm out of his character. And what really bothers me is that his eyes in the movie were blue and not gold, though it was minor. Valentine could have had the white hair like he does in the book. And at the end they totally changed it. Valentine ends up with cup not clary. And the motorcycle was suppose to fly. And they never truly introduced Raphael's character like in the books just the vampires in the hotel. Honesy I liked the movie, and I do hope they make the sequel, but next time they shouldn't stray so far from the book.

  • Alice | July 5, 2014 5:26 PMReply

    Loved the movie and went out to get the books. We need a sequel.

  • Krystal | June 28, 2014 3:18 AMReply

    Absolutely loved the movie, thought it was fantastic! Great cast, brilliant special effects! This movie got me into the books now! Please do another, don't disappoint, I'll be telling all my friends about this! Keep it up! Have faith in you!!

  • Kate | June 28, 2014 3:11 AMReply

    Loved it! Thought the cast was great, don't change the characters! (That would be tragic) The special effects were amazing, and the scenes were well done. Thought the movie was amazing, it would be a shame not to do a sequel! Please do x

  • Olivia | June 24, 2014 4:31 PMReply

    Don't give up! The Mortal Instruments series has too many fans to not continue the movies! I thought all of the cast connected well and yes it didn't go exactly as the book but what movie on Earth follows every detail of a book. I really do wish they will continue on with the next movie. I read the entire series in one week exactly. Don't leave the fans!!!

  • matthew | June 18, 2014 12:16 PMReply

    why would they not make another movie? the first one was great and they need to make the second one. but i think they need to make it more like the book this time

  • Erika | June 18, 2014 9:02 AMReply

    Jace was just so incorrectly cast. I can't see what they were thinking.

  • Jynx Cree | June 14, 2014 5:04 AMReply

    Ok, the movie was like a completely different story from the book for me, I watched the movie first n thought it was good, but I don't like how they did it at all. Clary isn't supposed to be able to just stick her hand in a picture, she is supposed to be able to write in runes and make crazy none existent runes a reality. How does it not bother anyone else that the main character's power was completely changed?!? I personally love the actors picked so no problem for me there, but they couldn't give Valentine a wig? With all the money they spent on this thing, they really couldn't go to like a costume store n get a white wig for like 10$. Its cool that Jace had the bike near the end but why couldn't they tell the story behind it, like the fact that it can fly, which if I remember right is a huge thing in the next book. They kinda dropped the ball on the story for me. The actors were great, but they totally butchered the story for me.

  • Kira | June 13, 2014 9:25 PMReply

    I just watched the move and loved it. I have not read the books yet but know I want to. Cant wait for the second movie.

  • Alex | June 4, 2014 12:16 AMReply

    Ok...I was so excited for this movie to come out and I was a tad bit let down. I think I was mostly disappointed with Jace. Who was the casting director and had they read the book? In the book, Jace is supposed to be like this angelic looking guy with this nice body right? Well I'm not g etting it, and I was having a hard time looking at this guy in the movie. He was really thin and almost sickly looking. There was a part when he had his shirt off and I could clearly see his bones sticking out. This didn't bother anyone else? If they choose to recast him could he possibly bulk up a tad bit...for example...the guy from Divergent he wasn't huge, but he had a nice build. The movie Jace just doesn't go with what I thought. I don't want to talk about his facial features, but he does not look angelic or even handsome. Again refer to the Divergent guy (Four)...CUTE!!!! Ok..I just imagined a way better looking guy and so I was disappointed.

    I loved Simon...actually I think his face is more welcoming for Jace, but he made a good Simon. I actually think he was the best actor out of their crew. But they took out a lot of his humor in the movie. In the books I thought his personality was hilarious, but they didn't show that. Why not? They added things that didn't happen in the book, but they couldn't keep his humor? Oh and a lot of the other changes they made didn't make sense. We loved the book so just stick to the book! The vampires were old looking and not beautiful. Raphael is supposed to still look like a teenager, not a man in his 30s. Also, I thought Simon didn't get turned into a vampire until the second book...he was supposed to be turned into a rat right? Oh and they escaped on the Vampire mortorcycle in the book too. Simon used a bow and arrow to kill that demon lady in the book and did not happen like that in the movie. Uhmmm that whole scene with Valentine was not right. And his hair should have been white. I guess it's not a big deal that his hair was brown in the movieof, however, his hairstyle was weird. He had a haircut and they just stuck random braids around his head. But dad is cute I must say.

    And let's talk about this acting, it just seemed weird. It wasn't very believable and at times it was corny. Mainly Jace, Clary, and Alec. Certain parts I think they had the wrong feel of it. Or maybe they just weren't able to really stick the part like I had hoped. I actually would have rather they not made the movie because it just didn't go with how I read the book.

  • Theresa | June 2, 2014 8:42 PMReply

    I watched the movie a couple of days ago on DVD and I loved it. I noticed tho that some of the music wasn't very good in a couple of scenes and some of the script was abit cheesy but I'm hoping that as they make more of the movies the acting will improve as they get used to the characters I find this happens in a lot of movies look at Harry potter u can see the actors develop as more movies are made and also the overall movie improves. Most of the people who have given this movie bad reviews were already fans of the books and were disappointed because the film isn't the same which is why I don't like reading books before the movies because what ever happens the books will always be better due to everyone imagining the characters differently. I think that some people are comparing the cast to closely to the characters in the book because In my opinion the cast they have chosen will be perfect as soon as they are more comfortable. However I don't think that comparing looks between the movie and the book is right because your not going to find a good actor that resembles a character you imagin

    I'm sorry about my grammer, spelling etc and I started rambling but I'm very exited about City of ashes 💕

  • kass | May 18, 2014 4:05 PMReply

    i saw they first one and loved it. please make another

  • Cb | May 8, 2014 3:27 PMReply

    Jace was cast so wrong like he needs to be less scary

  • Ab | May 7, 2014 7:14 PMReply

    I saw the movie first, I really liked it. Reading the books made it all come to life.. I could see the cast in the books. I wouldn't change them at all. I would be so disappointed not seeing a sequel. I can't hardly wait for "City of Heavenly Fire".

  • Heather | May 6, 2014 2:11 PMReply

    I read the books and was a little disappointed that the movie didn't follow them more closely. With that being said, the movie wasn't as horrible as others said, but for the next ones, I would change a few things to grab a wider age rang. The music needs to be better, perhaps a modern touch and less little kid fantasy. The actors did great, but the script could have been better. Lastly, the digital blend of what is real and what was suppose to be something not of this human realm was done poorly. The blending of the two is important and will also add to the belief of the world Cassandra Clare intended to portray in her books. I hope some changes will be made for movie number two and I can't wait to see it.

  • acquint | May 6, 2014 12:10 AMReply

    Replace Jace with an attractive actor instead of the tall skinny bird that was in the first movie. The sequel will exceed the sales of the first film. Terrible casting choice for the lead male character. He would be fine in a supporting roll but not Jace.

  • jemima West | April 24, 2014 8:05 PMReply

    Okay that's wrong we are filming now whoever fag wrote this is an idiot with bad sources.

  • Anette, Biggest Fan :) | April 15, 2014 5:04 PMReply

    I haven't read any of the books, but when I saw The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones I absolutely loved it!!!! I really, really hope they make a sequel, because I'll be really disappointed if they don't! Also, don't change any of the characters, they all did an amazing job and they are the perfect cast. I don't think I could watch the next movie if they change even one character. I loved Clary and Jace, especially Jace! I don't why people hate this movie, its so awesome! :)

  • Mary | April 12, 2014 12:36 PMReply

    I Loved the movie which made me read all the books. Can't wait forthe next movie. All the actors did an amazing job in the first one.

  • nani | March 30, 2014 12:00 PMReply

    the chase Waylon character is the wrong choice if you read the book she looks nothing like you he's written . It just ruined it. you need to find a new chase Wayland.

  • Ann | March 25, 2014 11:52 PMReply

    I loved loved the city of bones book and movie. Please just don't change the actors to any other actors I don't think I could watch the new movie if u change one single person. Thet are the perfect cast.

  • Staci | March 13, 2014 9:23 AMReply

    Would luv to see them make the rest of the movies. Books were awesome, but I saw the movie first and thats what hooked me!

  • Imogen Danielis | March 9, 2014 4:50 AMReply

    I want to know when the second of the mortal instruments is out?

  • Donna | March 6, 2014 12:22 PMReply

    I just got the movie. Have read all the books. I agree the movie left out some parts, but overall was still pretty good. I would really like them to reconsider and finish making all the movies. They will get better as they make them.

  • Kristin | February 26, 2014 12:43 PMReply

    LOVE THE BOOKS. I consider myself part of the fandom. With that said, I really did not like the movie. It just strayed from the book, too many parts were left out, didn't care for the cast at all. Overall, I am very disappointed, and I wouldn't be surprised if they don't make another movie for this series.

  • Ellie | February 23, 2014 3:15 PMReply

    i really hope they make another as i don't particularly find movies i like but this i love, the director could do some much in the next movie i haven't read the books as personally i not one to read but, they could make the father come back or even make another mortal instrument? and i think they could have made the trailer better it doesn't really show how good the movie is, and i think they should keep the same actorsor it wouldnt be the same xx

  • Mikaela | February 16, 2014 5:53 PMReply

    Personally, I absolutely love the books all throughout this series. I received them for Christmas this year and read them all in a matter of a couple weeks. However, my opinion on the movie remains to be not that great. The book, City of Bones, was fabulous and I expected the movie to be the same, but it just did not do it for me. First off, the movie script left numerous parts out and wandered from the book way too much. Also, when I pictured Jace, Jaime Bower does not meet the description in the book whatsoever. First off, Jace is supposed to have golden tan skin not the pasty white skin Jamie has. Second, the book portrays Jace as golden haired and beautiful, even angelic, but once again Jamie Bower doesn't meet the requirements. In addition, I found Jamie a bit scary, which I believe the crew went too far in trying to reach the "intimidating shadowhunter" look. Not to mention, every time I look at him, it's like seeing Cauis from Twilight all over again. On a lighter note, I hope filming continues and they produce more movies, but I pray they don't stray very far from the book and, of possible, make Jamie look more like the handsome character I'm sure thousands of women pictured while reading the series.

  • Bibiana | February 8, 2014 8:35 PMReply

    I love this movie, I love to watch my DVD every weekend. I cant wait to the next one.

  • SC | February 5, 2014 12:12 AMReply

    I think the movie would have been better if it had just followed the book better. I don't understand why they can't. The screenwriters already have the script! The movie Eragon would have probably had sequels too. If only they had followed the books. That being said I did like the movie and was looking forward to watching the all the books on film. I have read all of the books and waiting for book six to be released. Here's an idea. If the movie industry doesn't want them. How about a tv series. They could make 6 seasons already!!!

  • BGIRL | May 17, 2014 5:20 PM

    I completely agree!! It would be awesome if the series was a tv show!

  • ann | February 4, 2014 9:05 PMReply

    I thought this was a great movie and a good story line and I have been wait to see if there was going to be a sequel and when I saw this I got a little upset... I really hope they go forward and finish out the series. !!!

  • Denise | January 25, 2014 9:40 AMReply

    If they don't make another one I'm gonna be so mad. They can't just end it the way they did and not make another one!! -__-

  • City of Ashes Imortal Intruments | January 16, 2014 4:46 PMReply

    Me and my daughter want City of ashes to become a movie! Is there a date yet?

  • Nicole E. | January 15, 2014 11:00 AMReply

    This is so unfair. I have been waiting for a good movie to come out for a while, and when the mortal instruments city of bone came out I was extremely excited. I watched last week with a rental and loved it so much, I bought my own copy this week of it. It's also got me to read more of this story and there is so much potential for this series as a movie.
    It's not fair to judge the movies success on theater sales. I for one have become a person not willing to spend the $13 + to go to the theater. Now a days I wait for it to come out and then rent it from red box. I can't tell you how many I have watched this year that everyone raved about and did not even consider it for my collection.
    This is a series that I will defiantly spend my $13+ on if it continues. I would also buy each copy of the 6 if it were to go on DVD.
    Don't give up on this one. I know good movies, and this one, this is a good movie.

  • Nikki | January 14, 2014 10:48 PMReply

    I read the books and absolutely loved them!!!! I'm trying to wait patiently for City of Heavenly Fire! I watched the movie City of Bones and I seriously hope the make a sequel.

  • halley | January 5, 2014 3:32 AMReply

    i didn't read the books but i loved the movie and there needs to be a sequel because they made at the end to where you would think there will be another movie and i believe that i am not the only one who loved this movie plus i don't think there real brother and sister and i am dying to know and thats is also another reason they need to make a sequel and also they need to keep all the same characters that if you change the characters and make a sequel whoever loved this one will hate the second because i know i will because its just not the same

  • trinity | January 3, 2014 6:46 PMReply

    the movie should have the same lead characters they did great and I think if the characters are not the same many people may not enjoy the city of ashes as much or maybe not at all as the city of bones

  • trinity | January 3, 2014 6:43 PMReply

    make another movie some may have given poor reviews but others didn't and they want a sequel I and many others will be disappointed if there is not a sequel

  • Mikayla | December 28, 2013 10:47 AMReply

    I never read the books. It was always on my list of things to do, but I am a freshman in college and I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I forced my mother and younger sister to go see it with me in theaters and they loved it as much as I do. I then waited very impatiently for it to be available for purchase. I bought it, and I watch it at least once a week, sometimes more if I can get others to watch it with me. It was a great movie, and I will be very disappointing if there isn't a sequel with all of the cast returning. They all did fantastic jobs.

  • Kristen | December 16, 2013 9:31 PMReply

    I am in my mid 20's, and I absolutely loved this film!! My mother is 60 and she loved the movie As well! We are both looking forward to more films to come, definitely with the same lead characters! My mother and I paid to watch this movie on direct-tv and have watched it 5 TIMES ! no offense to others, but it was way better than the first hunger games movie! we also feel like there should have been more advertising for this movie before it hit the box office, we would have gone to the theatre had we known.
    For the record, I never post comments for anything, I don't tweet, etc. so doing so now should say something. We really want to know what happens to jace, clary, the mother, heck, everyone! Tell the author of these books, and the director to suck up the bad reviews and create theses movies! It will be a HUGE success! Some people should realize that the movies are always different from the books because every person interprets "messages" differently, it is all about perception! Understanding this, book readers, please don't hold expectations of the movies that come from books, if you do I can promise that you will never be satisfied.
    Increase advertising on this movie! And get to work on the next one with same lead characters, and watch the frenzy begin! Haha

  • renee | December 15, 2013 10:43 PMReply

    I rented the movie and loved it. It was awesome. I want to see a sequel.

  • KEN | December 15, 2013 8:21 AMReply

    I love the books! They are really good! The Mortal Instruments series is one of my favorite series next to Harry Potter. When I heard that there is going to be a movie on the first book, I read the book again a week before the movie's release. The movie was good, so far. I love the effects, the lighting, the setting, etc. But, first, I was so unhappy about the person who portrayed Valentine because that wasn't the way I imagined him. Second, I was like asking myself, "Is this City of Bones?" Then I was like, "Yes, it is." Then I realized, "Oh, movies are so much different from books. They can change whatever they want in the book because I then realized I wasn't the one making it. I just hope they don't change the book so much because it's making the fans of the books frown and very disappointed."

    Still, a good movie. Waiting for City of Heavenly Fire!

  • Sunali | December 13, 2013 12:06 PMReply

    the movie was way off from the books, i just expected more. i really don't know how they're going to start City of Ashes (if it starts). My advice, read those books better. it felt like i was watching the wrong movie

  • Lorraine Farrell | December 12, 2013 3:10 AMReply

    I didn't know this movie existed in til I rented and I loved it. So I went out and bought the movie. I hope there will be a sequel to the movie it was really good!!!

  • michelle barber(again) | December 11, 2013 4:03 PMReply

    I agree that the advertising for "The Mortal Instruments, The City Of Bones" was lacking, it should have been done better. The novels helped me threw a very bad time in my life, from the time I read the first book I was hoping it would be made into a movie. The movie wad way better than I thought it was going to be. I believe that "The City Of Ash" will bring in the profit that the production company is looking for. PLEASE PLEASE finish filming it and give the people a chance to fall in love with the characters and story plot. Do better advertising, this could be bigger than "The Twilight saga"

  • michelle barber | December 11, 2013 2:53 PMReply

    I am very disapointed by this news, my daughter's and I love the novels and the movie. We were impatiently waiting for The City Of Ashes. Please people give this a chance.

  • stacy | December 10, 2013 12:09 PMReply

    I personally did not know this movie existed until I saw available to rent. I think it was poor advertisement that did the box office in. I loved the movie

  • Christine | December 9, 2013 11:57 PMReply

    I liked the movie a lot, But these movie execs always want the 300 million gross earnings. Can't they just make a movie because they LOVE making movies. it's always about money. I would like to see another Mortal Instruments, way to drag me into the story line and leave us hanging....geeez. I hope they decide to continue .... cross my fingers!

  • Karen | December 9, 2013 12:36 AMReply

    I want to see the next movie mortal instruments, I just bought the movie and seen it theater twice so please make the second one.

  • mrobles | December 8, 2013 3:43 AMReply

    Just finished watching the movie and loved it. Definitely waiting for the next movie!!!

  • Jess | December 7, 2013 3:58 PMReply

    I truly loved the movie it was amazing!!!! They books were amazing too'!!!!! The movie was very nicely done next to the book it had its own twist but still kept the plot. I truly do home they make more if the books into movies. I truly love both. Please make the second movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bhuui | December 6, 2013 6:48 PMReply

    The movie is amazing!! Who cares about the books! The movie is for people who don't like reading! So shut up anyone who says the movie is bad!!!

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  • sarah cummingford | February 3, 2014 12:26 AM

    Seriously, I dont usually comment, but where do you get off saying shut up to people who actually have imagination and obviously patience to read, who cares about the book. Well herees a clue.. I do... And so do hell of a lot of other people who loved it.. The film was a flop, the books are an international bestseller, and if they keep to the story, they havE a chance to make a great sequel..

  • sheena | December 5, 2013 10:10 PMReply

    I hope that they really start it back I love love the movie city of bones! I am getting it and the books now! Please continue if you can me and my family are looking forward to them!

  • trinity | January 3, 2014 6:49 PM

    that's right!!!!!!!!!!

  • Georgia | December 5, 2013 1:46 AMReply

    I'v never read any of the books but i saw city if bones and got really into it. i plan on purchasing all the books as well as all the movies cant wait for city of ashes to come out...

  • llw | December 4, 2013 12:48 AMReply

    I hope production starts back up. I have waiting for the movie series since my friend introduced me to the books, back in i believe 08 or 09.

  • Anette, Biggest Fan | April 16, 2014 9:14 AM

    Nope, I agree with you 110% LLW :)

  • llw | December 4, 2013 12:57 AM

    For everyone who hates a movie because it doesn't follow the book to a t. A movie cant follow a book the closely. Why? Simple the imagination can produce a far greater picture of the words in a book. Technology and producers can only do so much. There will always be some flaw, but that doesn't necessary mean a movie isn't good.
    OR am I the only one who thinks that way?

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  • julia | November 30, 2013 10:23 AMReply

    I love this movie I honestly can't wait till the next movie comes out!!!!!!

  • Jimmy | November 28, 2013 11:24 PMReply

    You need to do a sequel! As soon as I watched the first movie I went out and bought the books. I intentionally did this so that when the second movie came out I would be all caught up!!! I love the characters and I really want to see more!!! PLEASE!!

  • Jo | November 28, 2013 4:55 AMReply

    Nooooo I WANT A SEQUEL!! I just watched the movie and I even started reading the books because of it!

  • UNKNOWN | November 27, 2013 1:42 PMReply

    I love the movie so much!!! They have to make a second one, or I will be so devastated!! The Mortal Instruments is like my favorite movie!! Please make another one!!

  • rs | November 21, 2013 12:31 PMReply

    It was out of theatres too quickly! It also was not promoted well enough to the fan base. They should do a sequel!!!

  • unknown | November 19, 2013 4:01 PMReply

    I would have loved to watch it when it came to the cinema but due to family comittments i didnt make it but have since watched it 5 times u have to make the second film

  • Mark | November 18, 2013 9:07 PMReply

    Forbes confirms a sequel ...Oct 23, 2013 "The Mortal Instruments is getting a sequel despite critical, box office failure" They figured the first one was targeted to too narrow of an age group.

  • Kate | November 11, 2013 8:31 AMReply

    city of bones was the best movie i have ever seen in my whole entire life!!!!!! i was actually jumping up and down it was so good. Please make the second one!!!!!!!!! i will cry if you dont!!!!!!

  • Kristen | November 9, 2013 4:39 PMReply

    Please make the second movie!! I love the series & I thought the movie was great. Y'all did a great job casting for the characters. I have to see the second movie. Ignore the critics & keep up the good work!

  • megan | November 4, 2013 5:55 PMReply

    I love the citof bones you have to make city of ashes I've read almost all the booksnd love them love Clary and have they are perfect and I want the movie on DVD

  • megan | November 4, 2013 5:57 PM

    Love Clary and jace the are perfect for each other

  • big time fan | November 2, 2013 6:40 AMReply

    I LOVE THE MOVIE!!! i love the books and the movie even though they changed a lot in the movie. PLEASE MAKE AT LEAST A SECOND AND THIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Unknown | October 31, 2013 5:14 PMReply

    Honestly the movie The Mortal Instruments was amazing!! I know a great movie when I see one and this was definitely one of the best movies I've ever seen. I think you just need to find the right audience and of course a fantasy teen movie will get criticized- all movies do- but the main point is, this is an amazing movie and should definitely be made into a sequel!!!

  • Rachel | October 29, 2013 12:13 AMReply

    Honestly the book was just fluff, so I don't know why people are upset that the movie is as well. It's a decently entertaining fantasy teen movie, like it should be.

  • Claire | October 28, 2013 6:42 PMReply

    If they don't make a second movie I'll cry. What a shame if they don't make it. I for one loved the movie and although it could have been better it sure made me happy and I believe the second one would also be amazing!!

  • Emily | October 28, 2013 12:28 PMReply

    This movie was shit. The acting was horrible, they mangled the storyline, and worst of all they turned a respectable YA novel into another f*cking Twilight fad. The illiteracy and pathetic desperation I see in these comments makes me ashamed to be a Mortal Instruments fan. I agree with Veronica, but Linds, what's the point in adapting a movie to a book if you're going to water it down? The chaos between Clary and Jace was central to their character development, and if you take that out, you get the poorly done, emotionless swill that this movie turned out to be.

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  • Angelica | November 19, 2013 9:20 PM

    Thank you so much! I have been searching for people who hated the movie as much as me. They're hard to find. The moving freaking bullshit and they changed damn near every thing from the book. How can no one see that? I don't understand how everyone is saying "Oh the movie is great and just like the book." What kind of stupidity is this shit?

  • Evaline | October 27, 2013 6:02 PMReply

    To Hannah, "second movie that covers books 2-3" and make Jace not get possessed?

    "make a third one touching on stuff from books 4-6 without the possession... focus on the other conflicts and get to see lots of Clary and Jace actually together."

    Now I really hope they make 2 more movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Max | November 22, 2013 5:30 PM

    That was the crappiest movie I have ever seen, it was boring, meaningless movie that everyone in the movie do the same thing that other people at other movies do. Such a shame, it doesn’t even have novelty! Such a waste of time!

  • Veronica | October 25, 2013 8:08 AMReply

    Am I the only person who is obsessed with the books who hated the movie? I swear it was one of the worst book adaptations I have ever seen. They completely changed the story, let everyone in on the secret that Jace and Clary are not brother and sister, and even made it look like Hodge knew. In City of Glass Hodge only says that he suspected it, that he didn't actually know. And the fact that Clary has the Mortal Cup in the end, well that just ruins everything for the second story. AND, the fact that Jace apparently did not grow up with Valentine acting as his dad and pretending to be Michael Wayland, the face that Jace walked in the room and called him Valentine, well that just ruins the whole "Jace is conficted about whether he should follow his father or the Clave" aspect of City of Ashes. I can honestly say I would not be too upset if they didn't make City of Ashes, because they have so much cleaning up to do to fix the story, which would make for a crappy movie, and if they don't clean it up, it will make for a crappy movie. Just let Cassandra Clare continue putting out books (apparently there are another 7 books to the Shadowhunter Chronicles planned, and I'm currently reading the last book in the Infernal Devices series, and waiting patiently for City of Heavenly fire in the Mortal Instruments series). I would be perfectly fine with these story living only in the pages of books now that I have seen what they turn into when adapted for screen....

  • Angelica | November 19, 2013 9:23 PM

    Another one! Thank goodness! This whole movie is 110% wrong. How Cassandra Clare could have butchered her own movie so much is beyond me. She had so much say so in this thing, and it's unrecognizable. So many key points just disappeared. The fact that people are saying "oh this movie is just like the book" baffles me. I agree with them not making anymore movies, and to just keep writing. The Infernal Devices series is epic! I loved every moment of it!

  • Salena | November 11, 2013 9:08 PM

    I agree with everything you said. Down to the T. The movie was horrible. I don't even have to list all the reasons why, the movie spoke for itself.

  • Hannah | October 27, 2013 5:49 PM

    Replying to Linds...
    I loved how funny this movie was too! Though I definitely wish they had shown more how heart broken Jace was that they were supposedly related.

    Yeah, 6 movies could be over kill. But they could make a second movie that covers books 2-3. That would make the whole incest thing less drawn out. And they could change the method Clary uses to SPOILERS!!! bring back Jace in the movie so that he wouldn't get possessed at all.

    That could be a kick*** sequel with a great ending!

    And then maybe they could make a third one touching on stuff from books 4-6 without the possession. Then we could focus on the other conflicts and get to see lots of Clary and Jace actually together. *wishful thinking*

  • linds | October 27, 2013 4:55 PM

    I totally agree that it was weird that Jace didn't think that Valentine was his Dad. And I hated that Valentine told them they were brother and sister straight up. Because in the book I loved when Jace tells Clary that Valentine is his Dad and she desperately tries to disprove this because she knows that Valentine is also her Dad. This makes the whole "Why are you determined not to believe us?" "Because she is in love with you" all the more heart breaking and Jace's realization that they are "related" more drawn out.

    However, I think it was good that the movie let you know that they aren't actually brother and sister because well incest is gross. (This lets their continuing conflicted romantic feeling in the second one be okay.) The characters can still be disturbed, but the audience (largely teens) don't have to be.

    Anyway, although the dialogue jumped randomly certain places, I really loved the casting and hope they make a second one! This movie was fun. And I love that so much humor from the book made it into the movie (with even some added stuff that was gold).

    I don't know about making 6 or so movies, but they should at least make the second one and third one!!!

  • nessa | October 24, 2013 7:45 PMReply

    Okay I heard they are going to make the sequel, but is everybody returning? I'm really nervous that none of the main people are going to be in the second movie.

  • Mia | October 24, 2013 12:32 AMReply

    omg please!! i need to see it, the ending was so shit..... like i loved the movie but there is so much i need to know! probs one of my fav movies ever.

  • Hannah | October 23, 2013 10:41 PMReply

    I really want a sequel!!! I don't know what I'd do without one. I loved the cast and the characters were exactly how I imagined them. PLEASE MAKE A SEQUEL!!!!

  • Michelle | October 23, 2013 2:42 PMReply

    My mistake... Reading the books first. I was so disappointed with this movie. Too much was changed. Really, you ended the movie with Clary still having the Mortal Cup? It so didn't end that way in the book. How do you come back from that? Changing a major part of the story. I hope you have some kind of "magic" of your own to pull this next movie off.

  • Kevin | October 23, 2013 10:59 AMReply

    Good news, fans -- the sequel is back on!

  • tanya | October 23, 2013 10:45 AMReply

    I started reading the series because of the movie, jamie campbell captured my attention and made me obsessed with the books including the movie. Please make the sequel! Don't stop!

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