Showing posts with label City of Ashes Movie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label City of Ashes Movie. Show all posts

Monday, December 9, 2013

Lily Collins Waiting to Hear News About the Sequel: CITY OF ASHES

Earlier this year, the Hollywood Reporter had heard from Constantin that the sequel to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones would start filming in 2014. With MTV's latest chat at Glamour magazine's Women of the Year Award with our Clary Fray, Lily Collins, she states that "There is a lot of conversation still going on. I don't know anything else; I kind of am with everyone else in the waiting game."
"I think I'm like all the fans going, 'So, what's happening?' But you know they will be the first ones to figure it out when we do. You never know, right?"
Check out the interview:
So, at the moment, it is still unclear as to if the sequel will happen; but, let's keep our fingers crossed!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Constantin to Restart Production for CITY OF ASHES and Filming in 2014

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmation from Constantin about The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes continuing with production and filming in 2014.
Constantin is pushing ahead with its adaptations of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling Mortal Instruments franchise and plans to restart production on the second film in the series, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, next year.
The executive producer, Martin Moskowicz, says that City of Bones' slight miss at the box-office can be explained by "[the] marketing campaign that was too narrowly focused on teenage fans, to the detriment of Clare’s 20- and 30-something readers"
And it also looks like Constantin has a lot of faith in this fandom:
"The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going,” Moszkowicz told The Hollywood Reporter. “It's been overwhelmingly positive, in contrast to some other YA titles.”
Hopefully we'll get to see more set pictures in Toronto next year!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Constantin Films Postponing THE MORTAL INSTRMENTS: CITY OF ASHES Filming

The principal photography for The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes was set to shoot in Toronto Monday, September, 23, however after a soft opening weekend, Constantin Films will "analyze the results to date and reposition the franchise in order to maximize the results for future installments.”

Martin Moskowicz adds
Constantin Film has a long tradition of adapting books to the big screen. Pushing back the start of production of CITY OF ASHES was a decision we did not take lightly. But after speaking with all of our partners on the creative and distribution side, it was clear that it will be beneficial to have more time to reposition the film in the current market place. THE
MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series has an incredibly loyal and ardent fan base and is a bestselling book series. While taking Cassandra Claire’s vision to the screen we want to make sure to draw on the full potential of the franchise.
Isn't Martin Moskowicz and the whole team the best? I guess we'll just have to wait a bit longer, but I'm sure a better movie will be worth the wait.
Hopefully we will get another Mortal Instruments movie, so keep on tweeting #WeNeedCityOfAshes

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Godfrey Gao and Kevin Zegers Agree That "There Will Definitely Be More Malec in the CITY OF ASHES Movie"

While Godfrey Gao, and Kevin Zegers were in Mexico City for The Mortal Instruments premiere, they answered a few fan questions from Revista CinePREMIERE. One of the questions concern some talk about Magnus, Alec and their relationship in the next movie -City of Ashes:

"Constantin is proceeding with plans to begin shooting CITY OF ASHES" Says Martin Moskowicz

Although City of Ashes has been scheduled to start this September, 23, a lot of fans were still afraid that there would be no City of Ashes movie due to the "soft" opening of just over $14 million for City of Bones. However, The Hollywood Reporter tells us that:
Despite the soft U.S. start, Moszkowicz said the reaction from the book's fan base has been "very positive." And he said that Constantin is proceeding with plans to begin shooting a sequel, Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, in Toronto this fall.
Also, keep in mind, there will be a international roll-out for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Moszkowicz said it was still too early to make a prognosis forMortal Instrument's global box office revenue. But Constantin has proven before that it can successfully use international markets to recoup a shortfall in the U.S. Paul WS Anderson's The Three Musketeers (2011), a Constantin production, earned a disappointing $20 million in its U.S. release through Summit Entertainment, but went on to gross some $150 million worldwide.
Martin Moskowicz also states:
Martin Moszkowicz, head of film and TV at Constantin and an executive producer on Mortal Instruments, blamed the weak early U.S. figures on "a strongly competitive environment," which included a pair of similarly-skewing genre pics in Lionsgate's horror movie You're Next and Edgar Wright's sci-fi action-comedy The World's End. He also cited strong holdovers The Butler and We're the Millers. Sony's Screen Gems picked up the film for the U.S.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sigourney Weaver Confirmed to Join 'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF ASHES'

A month back, The Hollywood Reporter told us Sigourney Weavers was in negotiations to join The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes. This casting news has now been confirmed by MovieNews:
It's been confirmed, the wonderful Sigourney Weaver is on board to star in Harald Zwart's sequel to The Mortal Instruments. This one's called The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.
While there had been rumours recentlyof Miss Weaver's involvement, Zwart confirmed mid interview with yesterday that it is indeed a goer. "Yes Sigourney is on board, now you can break the story!".
The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes will start filming in Toronto this September 23.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Toronto Star representatives were at the Toronto Mortal Instruments premiere last Thursday and they got a chance to speak to Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Robert Sheehan and Kat Kleiner, head of international marketing and publicity for Constantin Film. The cast and crew talk about filming the sequel, City of Ashes:
“It’s wicked that we’re green-lit for movie two. Green-lighting any sequel is a gamble. But we have made a great film and it’s wicked that we get to go back and make possibly another great film,” said Jamie Campbell Bower“It’s very rare that a sequel will go into (pre-)production when the first film is not even out yet. It’s given us a huge boost of confidence,” added Lily Collins
“We are confident in the strength of this franchise and fans are extremely loyal, committed and supportive. We are excited about the opening of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and look forward to the sequel . . . which begins filming next month in Toronto. We are knee-deep in prep,” said Kat Kleiner
You can read more of the interview over at Toronto Star

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Harald Zwart Talks About 'CITY OF ASHES' and Sigourney Weaver as Imogen Herondale

Harald Zwart sat down with Østfold from to talk about The Mortal Instruments. (Translated by google)

Harald Zwart starts off with talking about why he wanted to film The Mortal Instruments:
We [Harald Zwart and his wife] decided to make a film in this genre because we believe it is important that young girls have good role models. We even have a daughter - and when we see the role models girls are presented, we thought it was appropriate to contribute a lead character who is strong and smart, and who finds her own power; it was the desire for our movie.

Harald Zwart then talks about the amazing cast, especially Lily Collins (who will be playing Clary Fray):
She has the ability to look completely normal - well, almost geeky - if we wanted it. She shows tremendous charisma.She is a very talented actor. She has really gone in depth [in the movie], which is very inspiring.

About The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes:
The sequel, City of Ashes, will film in Toronto. [The movie is casted] with three-time Oscar nominee, Sigourney Weaver.
It will be exciting to work with such an amazing actor, who is associated with the genre. Alien is in the Top 5 list, reveals Zwart, characterizing Shadowhunters like a cross between Harry Potter and The Exorcist.

We won't do anything too different. We create even more complex psychological drama, where we play even more with people's perceptions. The funny thing about science fiction is that it allows for strong measures.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Casting Call for 'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF ASHES'

Casting for The Mortal Instruments has started again. At the moment, they are looking for minor downworlder and Shadowhunter parts.

Filming for City of Ashes begin in September and end in December, 2013.

Sneak Peek has the details to what they are looking for:
The Constantin Film, Screen Gems feature "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes" will be holding a background performer casting call, Wednesday August 14, 2013, prepping for a Toronto principal photography shoot, September 2013. The new film is a follow-up to the first

Casting Rumour: Lily Cole Playing the Seelie Queen in 'CITY OF ASHES' Movie

According to, the role of "Queen of Faries" (also known as the Seelie Queen) will be played by Lily Cole. However, this is only a rumour at the moment because no other sources have confirmed to this casting.
Lily Cole is playing the 'Queen of the Faeries'
Toronto Film has a casting call for other minor downworlders:
The Constantin Film, Screen Gems feature "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes" will be holding a background performer casting call, Wednesday August 14, 2013, prepping for a Toronto principal photography shoot, September 2013. The new film is a follow-up to the first "Mortal Instruments" film "City Of Bones", scheduled to open August 21, 2013:
Casting is looking for "...5 different groups of otherworldly creatures..."
VAMPIRESGoth/punk/fetish types, they can have been in the bar scene in the first movie 18-35 yrs, any ethnicity.
WEREWOLVESLumberjack/biker types, big, rough, hairy, 18-45 yrs, any ethnicity.
WARLOCKSExotic looking/Asian/Persian/interesting looking MEN ONLY any ethnicity EXCEPT for Caucasian. The following actor Godfrey Gao plays 'Magnus Bane' the 'head' warlock. This should give you an idea of what they're looking for 18-45 yrs.
FAERIESPale, skinny, fragile with wide set eyes. Lily Cole is playing the 'Queen of the Faeries'. Men and Women 18-40 yrs, any ethnicity.
SHADOWHUNTERSYoung, fit performers (gymnasts and swimmers not bodybuilders). Most of the lead actors are 'shadowhunters' 18-35 yrs, any ethnicity.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sigourney Weavers Possibly Playing Imogen in 'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF ASHES'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sigourney Weavers is negotatiated in joining The Mortal Instruments cast as Imogen Herondale in City of Ashes.
Sigourney Weaver is in negotiations to join the cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, Constantin's sequel to its upcoming supernatural fantasy, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
In one of the few new roles, the veteran actress will play the ruthless leader of the Shadowhunters who will stop at nothing to destroy the man who killed her son.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF ASHES' Filming Untill Dec. 6

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hasn't even come out yet, and they've already got plans to shoot the next one! The sequel -City of Ashes- will film starting on September, 23rd to December, 6th. The filming will take place in Toronto again.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF ASHES' Starts Filming This September, 23

For a while, we've heard that the second part to The Mortal Instruments (City of Ashes) will start filming this coming September.

We've now received news on the exact date! On Monday, September, 23, 2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes will start filming in Toronto.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Watch: Cassandra Clare Talk About 'The Mortal Instruments' Character Adaptation

Sugarscape sat down with Cassandra Clare while she was in the UK.
Cassandra Clare talks about the character adaptation in the movie. They get on the topic of the cats, Chairman Meow and Church. Cassandra Clare reveals that in the second movie, City of Ashes, the cat(s) will be present!

Watch the video to find out what else Cassandra Clare has to say about the characters:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Recap of Jamie Campbell Bower and Cassandra Clare's Twitter Q&A with Glamour UK

Jamie Campbell Bower and Cassandra Clare got together with Glamour Magazine UK to do a QA session on twitter. Although this Q&A was for City of Bones, they talk about returning (to Toronto) at the end of September for City of Ashes!
Here is a recap from this morning (for us)/noon (for UK)'s Q&A:
Which characters are the best role models in The Mortal Instruments?Cassandra Clare: Each has something different to teach people.
How hard was it doing stunts? Have you recovered?Jamie Campbell Bower: Very difficult and no, I’m still sore and going back to do number two [City of Ashes]!
Best joke on set?Jamie: We had a lot of private ones, but none made much sense. I was probably the biggest joker.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Jessica Postigo Paquette Working on 'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF ASHES' Director's Draft

With The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones coming out in less than 2 months, Jessica Postigo Paquette -The Mortal Instruments screen writer- has not only finished the screen play for City of Ashes but is now working on the director's draft.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes will start filming in the fall until Christmas.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Robert Sheehan Confirms That he Will be Joining 'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF ASHES' Movie

Robert Sheehan talks to RTE about The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie.

At the end of the interview, Robert Sheehan confirms that he will be in The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.
...I'm going to do that at the end of August. And then it's into Mortal Instruments "deux" (two), part "deux", till Christmas.

The interview with The Mortal Instruments starts at 0:37

Friday, June 14, 2013

Kevin Zegers Starting to Train for 'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF ASHES' Movie

Today (June, 14), Kevin Zegers tweets about training for The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.
City of Ashes will be filming in the fall with director Harald Zwart. The filming will most likely be in Toronto, Ontario again.

More tweets about The Mortal Instruments from Kevin Zegers:

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Lily Collins Excited About Filming THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF ASHES Movie in the Fall

Lily Collins talks about how she loves action movies and never thought she would be doing one. The training for Collins was very intense, but it she said it was really fun and cool. The other Shadowhunters had a lot more work to do because Clary learns the "kick-ass" tricks half way through the movie. Collins also says:
I can't wait for the sequel because I get to do more of that.

Monday, June 3, 2013

TF1 Attains 'Mortal Instruments: CITY OF ASHES' Movie

The Mortal Instruments was offered to buyers at the Cannes Film festival in May. Now, we have some official news that City of Ashes has been bought by TF1. tells us
TF1, which is headed by Daniel Preljocaj, acquired Harald Zwart’s “Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes”
 It's amazing that the first movie of The Mortal Instruments hasn't even come out yet, but they've already planned for the next movie!