Showing posts with label Cassandra Clare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cassandra Clare. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A 'MORTAL INSTRUMENTS' Panel at 2013 London Film and Comic Con

Cassandra Clare, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Lena Headey will make an appearance at the 2013 London Film and Comic Con. This exclusive Mortal Instruments panel will take place on Saturday. The tickets are a first-come-first serve and they're free.
According to Showmasters, there will be a special announcement!
To celebrate the announcement of the release date and new trailer for MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, the 2013 London Film and Comic Con is proud to host none other than JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER, CASSANDRA CLARE and of course, LENA HEADEY for an EXCLUSIVE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS PANEL taking place on Saturday.

Tickets will be free and will be given out on a first come first served basis on Saturday morning.
Who knows, there maybe some more exciting announcements related to this just around the corner...
 Cassandra Clare will also be signing books after the show on Saturday.
Cassandra Clare will be signing copies of her books after taking part in the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS exclusive panel film launch on Saturday only.
The tickets to the panel is free, however, you must buy a ticket to get into the convention. Buy your ticket to the event here.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cassandra Clare's Updates on the 'Mortal Instruments' Party (Including her 'City of Bones' Jewelry)

Cassandra Clare is at Book Expo America! She's tweeting and tumblring about what's happening and what is going to happen.
This morning, she stated:
Scary looking Shadowhunters greet me as I get up to prepare to TMI PARTY DAY at Book Expo America. The party starts tonight — there’s going to be rune artists, drinks, food, movie props, shoutouts from the cast, a playlitst put together by Unviversal Republic who are doing the soundtrack, and five minutes of movie footage to share with the partygoers. I am excite, but wish the humidity was not causing my hair to look like Sideshow Bob’s.
Check out this awesome necklace that Cassandra Clare will wear to BEA:
 This necklace matches the one that Jace wears except Cassie has the good luck rune on her necklace while Jace has strength.
So I’m getting dressed for the #TMIParty tonight — much glitter is involved — and I thought I’d share my one piece of jewelry. *points up* All the Shadowhunters in the film got these rune necklaces — you can see Jamie wearing his, blurrily, in the below photo. Each of them had a rune specific to the character. Jamie’s is Strength. Valentine’s is Power. Hodge’s is Knowledge (Jared was super-serious about which rune he got!) and Luke’s is Fate.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cassandra Clare Talks to The Mash about Favourite 'City of Bones' Movie and Book Scenes

The Mash interviews Cassandra Clare over the phone. Cassandra Clare explains that her favourite part of the book is having a layer magical hidden under the normal and ordinary New York life. However, her favourite part of the movie would be Magnus's party -where she is a cat-like demon.
When writing “City of Bones,” which chapter had you most captivated?It was the idea of bringing this sort of magical New York to life. The idea that, here’s this city and we all know it and we walk the streets every day and we see the same stores and the same taxis and the same people, and it’s all so normal. But then, underneath it, there’s this layer of magic. … You just scrape away at it a little bit and you see it. And that’s something that I love.
Who was the first character you developed in the story?It was Clary. I mean, it was always the idea of writing this journey of a hero, a coming of age story about a girl. There’s so many (stories) about boys. I love “Harry Potter” and “Percy Jackson,” but I really wanted to read one about a girl who came of age and answers the same questions about who am I and how do I become an adult, how do I become a good person and how do I become a woman?

Monday, May 20, 2013

New 'Mortal Instruments' Footage at LeakyCon, Portland

There will be new Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie footage at LeakyCon in Portland on June 29, 2013. Cassandra Clare will also be there.
Details from LeakyCon
Sony Pictures will show us exciting new footage from the upcoming film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones at LeakyCon in Portland on June 29, 2013. This glimpse at the eagerly awaited film will be accompanied by a live video conference chat with the New York

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Teaser Art for 'The Magisterium Series' by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

A synopsis of The Magisterium Series from Cassie's website:
Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium.
Call is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.
The Magisterium series is a five-book series of fantasy novels, one book for each year of Call’s life between twelve and seventeen, cowritten with Holly Black (author of The Spiderwick Chronicles and the Modern Faerie Tale series) about Call Hunt and his adventures. The first book, The Iron Trial, will be published by Scholastic Books in 2014. Holly and I also have an option deal to produce the film along with Constantin Features.
Check out the fabulous teaser art:

For any photoshoppers, here is the original font (it's only jpg form though):

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cassandra Clare Talks With Bookish About Movie Adaptation

Bookish interviews Cassandra Clare. They talk about The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones adaptation and the cast.
Bookish: "The Mortal Instruments" has several more mature jokes and darker themes--a departure from a lot of YA, which keeps things fairly clean. How does that more mature sensibility translate to the movie?

Cassandra Clare: It's interesting, because you never know how something is going to be digitally realized until the director puts it on film. [The movie's] got a very dark sensibility--gritty urban fantasy, which I really like.

Bookish: Are there any scenes in particular you feel express that?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Interview from SciFiNow with Cassandra Clare 'How the Movie is Faithful to the Books'

SciFiNow interviews Cassandra Clare, they talk about how the City of Bones movie is very simular to the books. In this interview Cassie tells us she was very involved with the casting, set design, costumes, etc. Lastly, Cassie got to meet some Silent Brothers while on set
Do you think the film is true to the book?I feel like it stays pretty true to the spirit of the books. There are some things that have to be compressed and altered because otherwise it would be a 10 hour movie, which I would watch but no one else would. From what I’ve seen in terms of the casting, the costumes and the sets, it looks like they’re trying to stick as close to what was described in the book as possible.
What haven’t you seen yet that you are looking forward to?I really want to see what the demons look like, I haven’t done yet because that’s mostly special effects, but I also want to see Magnus’ party!
How involved were you?I was talking to one of the producers and I asked for the casting director’s phone number and he was like ‘Sure!’ and I thought ‘Gad, didn’t nobody give you the memo you’re not supposed to give me that? Fine, alright, I’ll take it!’ I called her and we talked for hours, we would talk every day for months and I had access to the servers and watched everyone’s auditions and we all got a vote on the casting. [Director] Harold [Zwart] ran by the set designs and costume, the more they consulted me the more confident I felt about the movie.
Do we meet the Silent Brothers in the film?We do get to see the Silent Brothers and it was really fun to be on set with them because they were completely covered in prosthetic make-up. They have their eyes and lips sewn shut, so there’s all these really tall guys on set with all the prosthetics on their faces and then we go to lunch and they can’t eat, so they had these tiny juice boxes in the corner of their mouths, so there’s this long line of terrifying looking dudes in robes all sucking little monster juice boxes. That was awesome (laughs).
Check out the article at SciFiNow

'City of Heavenly Fire' Spoilery Art Scene by Cassandra Jean

Cassie just loves to kill tease us, check out the new art work from Cassandra Jean called Everyone Seems Too Happy.
City of Heavenly Fire: spoilery fanart
Otherwise known as Everyone Seems Too Happy…
Some CoHF spoilery art for you! With Clockwork Princess now out for a month, I’ve decided it’s time to start mixing up answers about Clockwork Princess and cut scenes with a few teasers for the last book in that other series. This teaser isn’t words, it’s art by Cassanda Jean. I won’t make any promises about what it means but I think, unlike the previous piece, and the other previous piece, and oh, that last piece … that you may well not like it. :D
It IS A SPOILER for an actual scene, so it’s under a cut.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cassandra Clare and Harald Zwart Talk Movie Adaptation at the LA Times Festival of Books

Cassandra Clare and Harald Zwart both attended the Los Angeles Times: Festival of Book this past weekend. They talk about the adaptation of City of Bone. (For a quick tweet run-down click here)
“It’s a bit of an exercise in letting go,” said Claire, of being an author and selling the movie rights. She had no expectations of being involved, and only found out about Lilly Collins being cast as Clary from, like everyone else – but once Cassie signaled her interest in being involved, and once Harald came on board to direct, suddenly the doors were wide open and Cassie was weighing in on everything from casting to prop design. As to why the Hollywood types were willing to let her be so involved, Clare recalled one producer telling her: “Cassie, I never want you to say Harold and Robbie ruined my book. I want you to say, Harold, Robert, and I ruined my movie.”
Read the full article over at

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Recap from Festival of Books at Cassandra Clare and Harald Zwart Panel

Cassandra Clare (middle) and Harald Zwart (right) Panel from @PageToPremier
Cassandra Clare and Harald Zwart both made an appearance at Los Angeles Times: Festival of Books today (April 20).
Check out the tweets from @MortalMovie and @PageToPremier

About The Mortal Instruments Movie:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

'The Bane Chronicles' Snippets Revealed at the #BaneChroniclesChat

Sarah, Cassie, Maureen all got together with us to chat about The Bane Chronicles online. Here's a snippet from Run Away Queen at the chat:
Magnus was taking an unfamiliar route, one that took him through quite a rough patch of Paris. The road here was not as smooth. It was brutally hot inside of his cabriolet as it bumped its way along. Magnus had animated one of his magnificent Chinese fans, and it flapped ineffectively at him, barely stirring the breeze. It was, if he was completely honest with himself (and he did not want to be), a bit too hot for this new striped blue and rose colored coat, made of taffeta and satin, and the silk faille waistcoat embroidered with a scene of birds and cherubs. The wing collar, and the wig, and the silk breaches, the wonderful new gloves in the most delicate lemon yellow . . . it was all a bit warm.
Still. If one could look this fabulous, one had an obligation to. One should wear everything, or one should wear nothing at all. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cassandra Clare Talks 'Movie Adaptation for City of Bones' with CraveOnline

CraveOnline: When Hollywood started buying teen literary properties, did you bide your time and lord over this series while entertaining suitors?
Cassandra Clare: I didn’t. I was actually pretty early on the scene. I sold my books before Twilightcame out and so when we put the books out for movie studios and what not to buy the rights, YA was a pretty unknown phenomenon. People weren’t really sure what to do with it. It got bought by Unique Features and Constantin. They just really loved the story and they were on the same page with me, so I didn’t lord it over them. I didn’t wait and entertain suitors because there really wasn’t that kind of feeding frenzy back then. Now it is which is really interesting to me, but no, they’ve had the property for five years.

So did they shop it around and take it to different studios before Screen Gems?They did but Robert Kulzer, who is the producer at Constantin I’ve worked with the most, has a long term relationship with Screen Gems and Sony. They’ve done the Underworld movies together and I think he felt like they really had a handle on urban fantasy, so I think they were his first pick. Fortunately they got on board.

Do you need the movies to be strictly faithful to your books, or are you open to some interpretation?I’m open to some interpretation because I think one of the interesting things you can do with movies is, with the books you have the viewpoint of one character, Clary. So you can’t see anything as the reader that she doesn’t see. You can’t hear anything she doesn’t hear, you don’t know things she doesn’t know, but in a movie you can open out the world and you can see scenes that she wasn’t present for, and you can hear things that she doesn’t hear and know things she doesn’t know, and I think that creates some interesting experiments.

We know from the trailer they have the nightclub scene, right?Oh yeah, they definitely have the nightclub scene. I’m excited about that.

What was it like to see key scenes like that come to life?Oh, it’s very surreal because you’ve only ever imagined it and then suddenly there it is, coming to life on screen and you’re like, “Wow, somebody crawled inside my head and pulled out all this stuff and put it up on this big screen for everybody to see. It’s really incredible.

Were there certain scenes that they had to have in the movie?Yeah, there were certain scenes that I really, really wanted them to keep in the movie. The scene where Clary and Jace first talk, the marine house scene which is the romantic scene, and Magnus Bane’s party which is my favorite scene in the book. I really wanted to make sure they got that.

Are all of those scenes in the final cut?As far as I know, yes.

2 New Titles and 1 New Installment for 'The Bane Chronicles'

The Midnight Heir (The Bane Chronicles Part #4)

A new short story to The Bane Chronicles:

In Edwardian London, Magnus Bane discovers old friends and new enemies—including the son of his former comrade Will Herondale. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

Magnus thought he would never return to London, but he is lured by a handsome offer from Tatiana Blackthorn, whose plans—involving her beautiful young ward—are far more sinister than Magnus even suspects. In London at the turn of the century, Magnus finds old friends, and meets a very surprising young man . . . the sixteen-year-old James Herondale.

Pre-order on

The Rise of the Hotel Dumort has been changed to The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles Part #5)

So instead of having The Rise of Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles Part #4) and then The Fall of Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles Part #5). They have combined the two.

EW's interview with Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan for 'The Bane Chronicles'

We have a new official cover for the first installment of The Bane Chronicles and now, EW also has an interview with the fabulous authors of The Bane Chronicles, Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan!
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First thing’s first: How did you come up with the idea for The Bane Chronicles?
MAUREEN JOHNSON: We always have jokes about each other’s books, and I have my designs on several of Cassie’s characters. It started over a long series of jokes like about what we would do.
SARAH REES BRENNAN: I came in a little later. Maureen and Cassie were chatting about several different adventures that characters could have had. Then we were all in France together when we started telling Magnus stories to each other.
CASSANDRA CLARE: We’d all rented this house [in France], and it had one really big fancy room that we couldn’t possibly use. We were sort of gingerly sitting in there, and then we started making jokes about Magnus and what he would think of the room. Maureen had one about Magnus during the French Revolution. Sarah had her theories about why Magnus was really banned from Peru, and it sort of expanded. I said, “It’s really a shame that we couldn’t write these as a series of ongoing stories, because it’s not really a novel format. It’s more of a series of interconnected short stories.” That was when we first started talking about it seriously.
Why did you decide on 10 installments?
CLARE: We had the realization that the best home for a project like this was probably the Internet because it allows for extremely non-traditional publishing formats. Then we started to buckle down and talk about what the stories would be and how they would be written. Since there’s three of us and we’re writing each story — Maureen’s writing half, Sarah’s writing half, I’m writing half along — it seemed fair to split them five and five.

Cover Reveal for 'The Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened in Peru'

With only 5 more days to go, the cover for The Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened in Peru is revealed!

Summary from Goodreads:
Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices know that Magnus Bane is banned from Peru—and now they can find out why. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

Monday, April 8, 2013

WonderCon Interview With Cassandra Clare: if More Movies are Filmed, They'll Film it Back-to-Back

Cassandra Clare talks to Showbiz Junkies about the possibility of more Mortal Instruments movies:
They said that if they do the next ones they’re going to shoot them back-to-back, which I think is a really exciting idea because Ashes and Glass happen bang, bang on the heels of each other. This is a really fast-paced story and it only takes place in a couple of weeks. I think that it would be great for them to do that.
Thus, if City of Bones does well at the box-office, City of Ashes, City of Glass, etc. will be made into a movie!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cassandra Clare Appearing at BEA and Signing 'City of Bones' the Movie Tie-in Edition

BEA (Book Expo America) takes place in Javits Center, New York
Autographing Area is Open: Thursday, May 30, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Friday, May 31, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, and Saturday, June 1, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. With close to 500 authors signing in the Autographing Area, you can be sure that you will meet (and possibly get a photo with) one of your favorites! The final autographing schedule will be posted in late April so please check back so you can plan your visit to BEA accordingly.
In addition to the authors who appear in the Autographing Area, many more authors can be found signing in their publisher's booth. These are called "in booth" autographing sessions and will take place throughout the 3 day show. A schedule for "in booth" signings will be posted on our Web site in late April and the schedule can also be picked up at BEA.
Check it out, Cassandra Clare will be attending, plus she will be signing City of Bones: the movie tie-in edition (which you can pre-order on for $7.79 (USD)

Lily Collins and Cassandra Clare on NBC This Weekend

Martin Moszkowicz, the executive producer of The Mortal Instruments movie, invites us to see Lily Collins and Cassandra Clare on NBC this weekend:
TO SEE: Lily Collins and Cassandra Clare
WHERE: Extra- Weekend
WHEN: Sunday, April 7th at 12:35am PST *Please check your local listings for different airing times.

Cassandra Clare on 'Casting for City of Bones' with ClevverTV

For more interviews from WonderCon, click here.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

@cassieclare Talks About the Movie, CoHF, TID, and TID in a Twitter Q&A

In case you missed it, check out Cassie's other Q and A session where she talks about The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices and for the latest news on her new secret project (TLH) visit here.

About the City of Bones movie:

In regard to if Jace is a jerk in the film after Simon interrupts Jace and Clary's kiss:

About City of Heavenly Fire: