Showing posts with label The Mortal Instruments Set. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Mortal Instruments Set. Show all posts

Thursday, July 11, 2013

NextMovie Talks About '9 Thing They Learned on 'THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS' Movie Set'

Journals, interviews, and pictures of set visits are starting to surface. NextMovie talks about their experience on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie set. They talk about 9 things that makes The Mortal Instruments unique.
1. Costumes Matter
In case you haven't already noticed, those Brooklyn demon-slayers wear some pretty rad threads. And apparently, all that leather and lace definitely lent favor to these actors getting to fierce mode.
"I love leather, and there's a s**tload," Jamie Bower told us of his gnarly wardrobing. Also beneficial? "The tattoos, I love tattoos ... hell, it makes him look badass."
2. This isn't your everyday fantasy film direction
Sure, there are nether-creatures and vampires and werewolves and angels and everything else under the fantastic sun in the mix here, but if you're gonna have a good drama, there's got to be more to it than just running from this monster or that. And for Cassie Clare, the thing that convinced her director Harald Zwart was up to the job of making her "City of Bones" a real magical movie place was the very fact that he wasn't a fantasy moviemaker by trade.

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Cast Talks About How 'THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS Costumes Are 'All About Leather''

MTV has another segment from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones behind the scenes. This time, the cast is talking about their costumes and how it's "all about leather." (This video is for US only, but check back later for a youtube version!)
"It's very sexy. It's very edgy. It's not costume-y. It's very much a look," star Lily Collins — who plays Clary Fray — explained of the Shadowhunters' gear, which she sports later on in the film after learning she's not as mundane as she once thought.
"It's not easy to do stunts in boots and heels and leather and wearing a harness under tight leather pants," she continued. "That's a little difficult. But it's been really fun."
Another Shadowhunter staple is something just as dark much less ephemeral: powerful tattoos known as runes. The black markings, which cover the warriors head to toe, imbue them with heightened abilities and senses and are a necessity for fighting off foes. Unfortunately, in real life, they don't come with the ability to fast-forward time, meaning applying the intricate ink could take upwards of three hours.
"They're kind of a pain in the ass to put on in the morning," bemoaned Kevin Zegers, who plays Alec Lightwood.
"It takes about three hours," confirmed Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays Jace Wayland. "We've managed to cut it down to about two and a half hours now. I will sleep in them sometimes. I won't shower. I'll stay in them, and then you come to work the next day, and it cuts down about two hours in the chair."
Of course, not every character wears Shadowhunter black, but that doesn't mean they aren't just as stylish. Take warlock Magnus Bane — played by Godfrey Gao — for instance, who was pants-less the day we visited set but had plenty of other embellishments to flaunt.
"I've put on glitter, eye shadows, nail polish, really glittery lipsticks, and I think I do have the red-powdered cheeks going on," Gao said with a grin.
Do you think the Shadowhunters are "looking better in black"?

Update: Youtube version

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MTV's Interview With Jamie Campbell Bower on the 'Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' Set (youtube version available)

MTV has interviewed Clary (Lily Collins), Simon (Robert Sheehan), Magnus (Godfrey Gao) -which you can watch here- and today, MTV released the interview with Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower).

Here's is the MTV video:

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"What I love about him is the fact that he's actually a bit of a douchebag," Bower said during a 3 a.m. interview on the Toronto set. "He's not like a meathead, he's just sarcastic and rude."
And for good reason, as fans of the series can attest. Jace has a complicated background (one we'll leave vague to avoid spoilers), but suffice it to say, this history has gone a long way towards making him the oft-prickly character he is today. Bower commended director Harald Zwart for capturing not only Jace's moodiness, but that of the monster-ridden world in which he and his fellow Shadowhunters exist.
"I think there is a darkness that Harald has brought to the piece that is easily lost in adaptations, particularly of YA novels," Bower said. "And there's a reality to it, as well, which is nice. You

Monday, April 29, 2013

MTV's Behind the Scene's With Robert Sheehan on the 'City of Bones' Set

MTV has had interviews on the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, this time they've interviewed Robert Sheehan -who will be portraying Simon Lewis. (Video for US only) Also check out all their WonderCon 2013 interviews with Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, and Jamie Campbell Bower here.
"Simon, he's the only normal guy in the whole script in the sense that everyone else has some kind of magical ability, so he's very much the normal perspective, the normal eyes, the guy who is kind of asking the questions," Sheehan told MTV News' Josh Horowitz during a visit to the Toronto set last year. "He's thrust into these very abnormal situations. It's quite exciting."
Yet, for all the supernatural shenanigans that transpire, Simon also faces a very real teen problem: unrequited love.
"It's very clear from the beginning of the story that Simon is quite desperately in love with his friend, who's been his best friend pretty much all their lives," Sheehan explained of his character's affections for Clary. "And it eventually comes to the fore, and they kind of work through it. It's interestingly written in the script because it's kind of just about small conversations that happen between two friends and eventually ends up in, 'Hey, by the way...' And it's been a lovely part, and I'm working with that amateur Lily Collins, and I'm dragging her through the dramatic stuff, you know."
And while the leather-clad, weapon-wielding Shadowhunters (which also include Kevin Zegers and Jemima West) are arguably much hipper than nerdy Simon, Sheehan says he doesn't envy his Nephilim-portraying counterparts.
"They may look cool in their leather and sexy boots, but they have to come in about two hours before I do every day to get those rune tattoos put on and taken off and put on and taken off, so they get a lot less sleep than I do."

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Martin Moskowicz Shares a Look Behind the Scenes in the 'City of Bones' Movie

Martin Moskowicz shared the behind the scene's of the ally scene which was filmed in Toronto. It's Lily Collins as Clary Fray (3rd on the right), the director, Harald Zwart (3rd from the left). Also there's Jeff the sideburns guy (1st from the right) and Lily Collin's stunt double (2nd from the left).

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tribute Interviews Director, Harald Zwart

Tribute got the chance to speak with the director for City of Bones, Harald Zwart. They talk about why Harald chose specifically this book to adapt, and the intricate details to the set...
What was your favorite part about filming in Toronto?
It reminded me of a European city, so after filming, there was always a great place to go and have dinner or just walk around the streets of Yorkville. I just really fell in love with Toronto as a city.
Do you believe in “monsters, nightmares and legends whispered around campfires,”—as heard in the movie?
(Laughs) That’s a great question! Well, I do now!
What made you change your mind? Was it the movie?
Yes, after exploring the idea that us humans, we are limited in our perceptions—we don’t see everything that’s around us—I do believe that there’s more between heaven and earth than what we actually have the capacity to take in.
There are so many movie adaptations of novels being released right now, why did you choose to be a part of this one?
I just really liked the tone of the book. It’s got a good blend of humor and it takes the characters seriously. I think the journey of Clary, who is kind of in a detective story, trying to figure out her own mind—I thought it was wonderfully, psychologically complex and I know that young people are so smart that they can easily be challenged by these things, but they’ll all get it.
What makes a novel fit to be turned into a movie?
I can only speak for this one, but the way Cassandra writes is very visual. Once I start reading it, all the images pop into my head and all these wonderful places that she is describing and the portal. It’s just the mood of the whole thing, just lent itself to any visual inspiration. Look at what the fans have been doing for years! It’s clear that this book has inspired young, creative fans all over the world to keep making their own movie posters, their own version of the movie trailer—so they all seem to be very visually inspired by this.
Read the full interview over at Tribute

Saturday, April 13, 2013

'Mortal Instruments' Re-shoots Wrap up in Toronto, Next Stop: LA

When news of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones set was rumored to be filming on-location, fans went on a hunt looking for the set.
ClubFandemonium on twitter tells us the next possible place for a re-shoot is in the studio at Los Angeles.
Check out some fans with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Re-shoots for 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' are Starting

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is re-shooting today and tomorrow (April 12). Some fans have already spotted the cast and crew.
Also, Karola Dirnberger -the head hair department for City of Bones- has tweeted about working with

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.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

2 Days of Re-Shooting in Toronto for the 'City of Bones' Movie

@Lemon_Buzz, SPFX supplier to the Vancouver film industry, tweeted to that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be shooting for 2 days in Toronto starting Thursday, April 11th.
What scene do you think they will be re-shooting?

Lily Collins Talks About Stunts in a Mini-Dress, Godfrey Gao, Playing Clary...

In an exclusive chat with PagetoPremier and Fangirlish, Lily Collins talks about the challenges of playing Clary, her favourite part about Clary, why Jamie is Jace, and performing stunts in a mini-dress.
What was that like wearing that outfit, first of all?Well, it’s funny because in the series, I say to Isabelle when she’s giving me this makeover, like, “This is a top,” and she’s like, “It’s a dress.” So already you know that it’s like some crazy skimpy little number, and, so, we did a lot of the fight sequences where I’m in this outfit. And I have like thigh-high leather boots with this mini bandage dress. You can imagine doing stunts, falling on the floor… All that stuff is quite awkward when you have very minimal attire on. But we had one version, apparently, that was longer – but it was like an inch longer – for stunts. It really was not much longer. But everyone kind of acknowledged the fact that it’s hard to move in, so the stunts were somewhat coordinated around the dress in some situations. But it was worth wearing because, you know, it just shows Clary’s transformation from this kind of tomboyish girl to a woman, and then thrust into this situation with six-inch heels, boots, and a little leather dress. It’s kind of… awkward.
What is one thing you admire about your character?I admire how tenacious she is. She never gives up, even though she’s put in these situations that no normal teenager would ever go through. Not only is she going through kind of, you know, the question of who she likes, who she doesn’t like – normal girl stuff – she’s also conquering these questions of, you know, how am I going to save my mom from all evil? And she’s able to get through it, and she doesn’t give up.
Can you tell us a bit about the training you did for the movie?It was insane training. I did physical fitness training three months prior to starting and then every day we would train, so even if that meant getting up literally at like 4:30 or 5:00 in the morning before set we’d go train,

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

While at WonderCon, Cassandra Clare Talks About 'City of Bones' Casting, Last Book...

Collider released their interview video with Jamie Campbell Bower (which you can watch here) just a couple of days ago. As a follow up, they interviewed Cassie too!
Collider: When you started receiving interest about turning your book into a film, were you immediately excited about it, or were you hesitant about the idea?
CASSANDRA CLARE: I was a little hesitant. I was excited about the idea, but I also was a little freaked out. I grew up in L.A. and I worked for The Hollywood Reporter. I knew enough about the business to know that the usual role of the author on a movie is to get out of the way and not say anything. So I thought, “How do I feel about turning this whole project over to people and letting them do what they want with it, not even knowing about it?” And then, Unique Features approached me – and that’s Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, and they did The Lord of the Rings, which are my favorite movies in the world – and I thought, “Well, if I’m going to sell this to somebody, it should be the people who made my favorite movies.”

With so many young adult books being turned into movies, what would you say to people to get them to understand that this is a very different type of story with its own mythology?

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lily Collins talks Bringing Clary to the Big Screen

EntertainmentWeekly interviews Lily Collins.
What has your contact with author Cassandra Clare been like?
I didn’t meet with her before I was cast. I spoke with her on the phone a few times during the casting process but I met her for the first time the weekend right before we started shooting, when she came out to Toronto for the table read. We all went out to dinner with her. It was so crazy to be at the table with her, the creator of these stories. The ability to pick her brain about things, and hear her opinions and ideas and just for her to be at the table read and give her two cents on the script. To have her involvement and enthusiasm in the project was unparallelled. I just wanted her to revel in her books being made into movies! I wanted her to come on set and I wanted to see her reaction to the scripts and all this kind of stuff. It was really amazing to have her there and hear her feedback.
Fans are quite pumped about seeing Jace on the big screen. What do you like about his performance?
I love that Jamie plays Jace in this way – he’s got this amazing balance between being this cocky and sarcastic guy, which is what we love about Jace, and then all of sudden he can turn and be incredibly vulnerable and emotional and sensitive. And Jamie’s got these two sides to him – I think it takes an incredible actor to be able to want to show a vulnerable side, because I think so many actors just want to be this masculine character. Jamie can be doing amazing fight choreography and flips and sword fighting, and the next second he can be getting emotional and cry. … I’ve said from day one [when Jamie walked in], that was it. He had this amazing playful energy that is so collaborative. I cannot wait for people to see him as Jace because it is Jace come to life. I’m really proud of him.
Check out the full interview over at EntertainmentWeekly (page 2).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MTV's exclusive video on Clary Fray on The Mortal Instruments set

MTV has shown us the first look of The Mortal Instruments set, a first look at Magnus Bane, and now, they have another clip of the cast talking about the amazing Clary Fray
"I love the stories. I love Clary because she's this heroine who's this normal girl, who finds out she has these powers," the actress told MTV News during a recent visit to the Toronto-based set. "The emotion is there. It's not just a CGI world. It's not just a translation of a book. It's more emotionally, character-based than just aesthetically beautiful."
"She's an absolute star and incredible, on-the-moment brilliant actor and consummate professional," said Robert Sheehan, who plays Clary's best friend Simon. "It's lovely to have someone like that for the really emotional, dramatic stuff. That's what really makes the film, first and foremost, a human story. Because if it's not that, it's not really relatable or interesting."
"To get to watch Lily do something — that's really amazing," [Jamie Campbell Bower] said. "There have been times I've been in a scene with Lily, and she's doing something, and I just zone out, being like 'God, you're brilliant. Oh wait! I'm actually meant to be saying something.' I'm like, 'Oh, crikey! There's words at this point.' "
"I love Clary. I love this series," [Lily Collins] enthused. "I'm so ready. I'm so ready to be a Shadowhunter a little more since I've only gotten a taste of it in this film."

Monday, March 18, 2013

Interesting photo's from @cassieclare

If you want a copy of Clockwork Princess signed, visit ChangingHands.

Which Shadowhunter do you think it is? Alec (Kevin Zegers) or Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower)?

Are you ready? Have you ordered your copy of Clockwork Princess?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Last Day of The Mortal Instruments Set

Emotional Day!
Martin Moszkowicz let's us know the last day of principal photography filming in Toronto is Thursday, November, 8, 2012
The wrapping of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones set  was planned to be on Wednesday, November, 7th, 2012. However, they probably needed more time to film and delayed the set wrap up until Nov. 8th. So now, there are 57 days of set instead of the original 56 days.

November, 7th, 2012 is the last day second last day of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones set.
From Martin Moszkowicz:
Piacture taken on the last day second last day of the set. If you look closely there is a flying biking. It's possible that bike runs on demon powers (vampire bike).

The on going events:
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Bundled up on TMI: City of Bones Set

Jamie Campbell Bower + Lily Collins on "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" movie set
We got pictures on Monday, November, 5th of Jamie and Lily in winter coats while on the set

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Mortal Instruments Wrap Up Party

The Mortal Instruments Cast + Crew Had a Wrap Up Party on Saturday, November, 3rd.
The Mortal Instruments Movie, will be wrapping up on Tuesday, November, 6th.
The cast, crew, and Cassandra Clare had a wrap up party on Saturday night.
@Steve_s2001 kept us up to date with the party
He tweets:
the wrap party for Mortal Instruments was held last night in Toronto
wrap party was at Club V in Toronto. Lily & Jamie were 1st to show up
Cassandra Clare showed up later b/c she had been signing for 7 hours
Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Lena Headey didn't attend they already left town
there will be pics of Lily & Jamie online later today going to the wrap party
I was there. Jonathan left Toronto earlier on Saturday afternoon before the wrap party
Monday, November, 5th the pictures of Jamie and Lily before the party are released!
Picture from JustJared:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mortal Instruments Set to Wrap Up

Picture from @mmoszkowicz.

The Mortal Instruments filming in Toronto will be wrapping up on Wednesday, November, 7th

For more info about filming in New York click here
For more pictures about the last days of shooting visit here

Director, Harald Zwart also mentioned a Mortal Instruments teaser trailer would be coming "Very Soon."