The Hollywood Reporter
Talk about jumping the proverbial gun! Although The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones doesn’t open until August 23rd, Constantin Films is already working on a prequel, Infernal Devices. Read on for details.
According to THR the company has thrown into development an adaptation of the spin-off book series written by Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare and has hired Stephanie Sanditz to write the screenplay.
Mortal Instruments, a best-selling series of fantasy romance books, centers on a young girl who discovers she is part of a hidden race of angels known as Shadowhunters locked in a battle with warlocks and vampires called Downworlders.
Infernal Devices is set in Victorian England and sees a new teen girl plunged into a journey of adventure and self-discovery. The books feature the ancestors of many Mortal Instruments characters as well as some character overlap. Three books, titled Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess, have been published.
Constantin is currently seeking a director.
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