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The sequel to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was set to start filming in the next few months, but now Constantin Films has put the brakes on the project. The studio announced today (via The Wrap) that production on The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes has been "delayed," but The Wrap notes that the future of the project is in question. This isn’t exactly a major surprise, as City of Bones debuted to only $9.3 million in its opening weekend and its worldwide total currently stands at $37 million against a budget of $60 million. Harald Zwart was onboard to return as director for the YA sequel City of Ashes as was the entire cast, but frankly I would have been surprised if Constantin Films moved forward with the follow-up in the wake of the first film’s box office disappointment. Though City of Ashes has yet to be officially canceled, I wouldn’t exactly hold my breath for it to get back on track anytime soon.
Although Lily Collins made her Hollywood breakthrough playing Snow White, she wasn’t content to play a damsel in distress – and Tarsem’s film of the same name rebranded the iconic fairy tale character as a heroine to be reckoned with. In her latest big role, in Harald Zwart’s adaptation of The Mortal Instruments, she continues that trajectory of imperiled young women who end up rescuing themselves: she plays Clary, an average New York teenager who finds herself fighting evil forces after discovering secret powers – as a “Shadow Hunter” -- that she inherited from her mother. That said, the formidable leading lady has some equally strong counterparts to keep her company on screen, played by Jamie Campbell-Bower and Kevin Zegers, two seasoned Shadow Hunters who help her get oriented in the world of supernatural forces that lurks beneath our own. Collider sat down with the trio of young actors at the recent Los Angeles press day for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, where they revealed a few details about the secret society their characters are a part of, and offered some insights on playing roles that they know – or hope at least – that they will be reprising for years to come. Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers: Why do all secret societies always wear leather How the costumes key them into who the character is How much are they thinking about what will happen to their character in the future when making the film What do they think are the deeper themes ...
Lily Collins plays reluctant warrior Clarissa “Clary” Fray, a seemingly ordinary young woman who discovers a hidden world and an extraordinary destiny in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opening August 21st. The entertaining feature film adaptation of the first book of Cassandra Clare’s fantasy adventure series is directed by Harald Zwart from a screenplay by Jessica Postigo Paquette. When Clary embarks on a dangerous journey to find her missing mother, she discovers abilities and powers she never knew she possessed. With fellow Shadowhunters Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower), Isabelle (Jemima West) and Alec (Kevin Zegers) at her side, she proves to be a formidable opponent against an array of deadly adversaries. At the film’s recent press day, Collins talked about what inspired her to read the series, her preparation for the role, what appealed to her about her character, the challenges she faced at her character’s age, wanting to give young people a voice, her transition from journalist to actress, her take on social media, performing her own stunts, bonding with fellow cast members, and what’s next: the upcoming sequel The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, the recently completed Love, Rosie, and a horror romance thriller in development called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Hit the jump to read the full interview. Question: You told us that you’re a big fan of this series. Did you read all the books beforehand? LILY COLLINS: What I did was I read the first one and found out they were making it into a movie, so ...
Sony Pictures has released two new clips from The Moral Instruments: City of Bones. Based on the book by Cassandra Clare, the upcoming film tells the story of Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers that she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret organization of young half-angel warriors in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. I'm planning to see the film next week, and since I'm not the target audience and haven't read the books, I'd like to be surprised. For those who can't wait to get a look at the picture, these clips are for you. Hit the jump to check out the clips. The film also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lena Headey, CCH Pounder, and Aidan Turner. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens August 21st. Here’s the official synopsis for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.
Screen Gems has released a new, five-minute clip from director Harald Zwart’s upcoming YA adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Set in contemporary New York City, the film tells the story of Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers that she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret organization of young half-angel warriors in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. This clip is the same one the studio showed off at Comic-Con, and it features a pretty intense fight scene between Lena Headey and Kevin Durand, as well as a really gnarly creature. Hit the jump to watch the extended clip. The film also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, CCH Pounder and Aidan Turner. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens on August 21st. Via Yahoo! Movies. Here’s the official synopsis for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.
Screen Gems has released the first trailer for the adaptation of Cassandra Clare's young adult novel The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The story follows Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a teenage girl who discovers that she’s descended from a sect of half-angel warriors who protect the world from demons. As a teen drama with ties to the occult, The Mortal Instruments will draw comparisons to Twilight. But the trailer---specifically the sword fights and flamethrowers within--- suggest more ass-kicking. There is a big world and dense mythology here to explore, and the visuals help sell it better than the synopsis ever could. It helps when you have Mad Men's eloquent Jared Harris to deliver the exposition in what sure looks like the "Giles" role. Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, CCH Pounder, and Kevin Zegers also star. Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens August 23, 2013. Watch the trailer after the jump. Via MTV: Official synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated ...
Check out the latest casting news in brief below: Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) has been cast The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the first in a series of adaptations of the best-selling Cassandra Clare books. Directed by Harald Zwart, the film also stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey and Jamie Campbell Bower. Terrence Howard (Iron Man) and Dawn Olivieri (The Vampire Diaries) are in talks to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington in Breachers, formerly known as Ten. The picture, directed by David Ayer, follows ten DEA agents who begin to die off one by one after pulling a heist. Hit the jump for more casting details. First up from Just Jared comes the word that Zegers is set to play Alec Lightwood, the gay brother of Jemima West's Isabelle. The story centers on Clary Fray (Collins), an unassuming teenage girl who discovers her true nature when a demon kidnaps her mother from their New York City home. Alec, a member of Clary's new circle of cohorts, dislikes Clary because she comes between him and Jace (Bower), the object of his affection. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is set to debut on August 23rd, 2013. Howard and Olivieri are in talks to join Breachers, reports Heat Vision. The duo would likely play two of the DEA agents in the Skip Woods-scripted feature that took its original title as a nod to its source story, Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians." Schwarzenegger is already attached to star and Worthington was also recently reported as being in ...
Mirror Mirror is a fresh and funny retelling of one of the most beloved stories of all time, brought to life in the visually exciting way that only director Tarsem Singh can. After a beloved King (Sean Bean) vanishes, his ruthless wife, the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts), seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White (Lily Collins), hidden away in the palace. But, when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince (Armie Hammer), the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest, where she is taken in by a band of rebellious but kind-hearted dwarfs who inspire her to become a brave young woman determined to save her country. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell) talked about what attracted him to this project, why he wanted to make it into a family film, the changes he wanted to make to the script, his feelings about actors ad-libbing on set, what made Lily Collins the perfect Snow White, the biggest challenge for him when it came to editing, and how he has no idea what special features might be on the DVD, but that he really only has maybe one deleted scene. He also talked about his desire to Eye in the Sky, a non-visual story about a drone attack, for his next film, that he hopes to still be able to make The Killing on Carnival Row after that, and why he loves ...
Lily Collins, Sean Bean, Mark Povinelli, and Martin Klebba hit the red carpet
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We’ve got a few new posters to share with you today. First up is the debut one-sheet for the sci-fi action pic Lockout. The first couple of international trailers for this film had me surprisingly excited, as they showcased a wise-cracking Guy Pearce and a strangely goofy execution. Then the domestic marketing kicked in. This poster echoes the US trailers that scream “This is a big action movie with explosions that’s like Taken but not!” I’m still hoping that the actual tone skews more on the strange side, and the US marketing materials are simply the studio trying to sell the movie to teenage boys eager for more eye violations courtesy of Michael Bay. Additionally, we’ve got a new international poster for the very light and fluffy Snow White pic Mirror Mirror, as well as a first poster for Kevin Macdonald’s (The Last King of Scotland) documentary Marley. Mirror Mirror continues to look like a farce, and this poster plays up the cutesy aspect of the pic, but Macdonald’s Marley poster is spot on. Hit the jump to check out the posters. Both Lockout and Marley open April 20th, while Mirror Mirror opens March 16th. Here’s the synopsis for Lockout: Starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and set in the near future, LOCKOUT follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President’s daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison. Here’s the synopsis for Marley: Bob Marley's universal appeal, ...