So what if The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hasn’t even come out yet? Who needs to worry about how it will fare at the box office given that The Host and Beautiful Creatures bombed spectacularly? Let’s talk sequel!
Variety reports that Mister Smith Entertainment is to introduce The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, the sequel to the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, to international buyers at Cannes next week.
Harald Zwart returns to helm the sequel along with a returning Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. Lensing on the sequel, penned by Jessica Postigo Paquette, who also wrote the screenplay for City of Bones, begins in the fall.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is an adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy novel and has a release date of August 23, 2013. Kevin Durand, Robert Maillet, Elyas M’Barek, Lily Collins, Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Godfrey Gao, and Jamie Campbell Bower star in the film helmed by Harald Zwart. Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King wrote the script.
City of Ashes Book Synopsis:
Clary Fray (Collins) just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
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