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04 October 2010 @ 09:27 pm
movie news  
You know I always promise that I will give you guys movie news at the very moment I am allowed to do it and this is that moment! So hold on, several things coming at you at once:

1) A movie studio has teamed up with Constantin Film and Unique Features to develop City of Bones as a film. That studio is Sony Pictures. The specific branch of Sony that's teaming with Constantin Film and Unique Features is Screen Gems — they've produced a lot of science fiction and fantasy films like Underworld, and (unrelatedly) my favorite film of the past couple months, Easy A. (And wouldn't Emma Stone make a great Clary?) I'm just saying.*) This is one of the the, if not the, most important steps in getting a a film greenlit - studio involvement. Constantin and Unique are both fantastic production companies but without studios films don't get made.


The actual press release below for those excited to read that kind of thing!


MORTAL INSTRUMENTS



* Screen Gems has teamed with Constantin Film and Unique Features to develop the motion picture franchise MORTAL INSTRUMENTS based on The New York Times Bestselling book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Jessica Postigo penned the script which is based on the first book in the series, City of Bones.** Constantin Film’s head of Film & TV Martin Moszkowicz will executive produce and Robert Kulzer will produce the project via the Constantin Film banner along with producing partners Michael Lynne, Robert Shaye, and executive producer Dylan Sellers via their Unique Features banner.



* In City of Bones, set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. When Clary's mother disappears, she must join a daring group of young Shadowhunters on an adventure, which leads her through a city filled with mischievous fairies, eccentric warlocks, werewolf gangs and other strange creatures.


* The Mortal Instruments is a series of novels published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., including City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, and the upcoming City of Fallen Angels.


* Clint Culpepper, Screen Gems’ President, and Eric Paquette, Screen Gems’ SVP of Production, will oversee the project for the studio.


Notes:
* Please don't slam on Emma Stone in the comments. She may not be the Clary in your head but she's a talented actress, and the fact that she looks right to me is nothing to worry about — remember, I'm not involved in casting.
** The screenplay is based on the first book in the series; all fears/internet rumors that they were planning to squash all 3 books into one movie to the contrary.
*** (Whoops, so apparently the news about the director made reference to in the comments is meant to be a separate announcement; stay tuned for director/screenplay news.)
 
 
 
Nadinaxnadinax on October 5th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
This is exciting! We are getting closer :')
(Anonymous) on November 29th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
movie
when does the movie come out??
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(Anonymous) on October 5th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
OMG!!
Ok One: Easy A looks awesome and I've heard great things about it and Emma=Clary! That would be flippin awesome!

Two: Loved Legion, already think I will love Priest, Therefore I love Stewart and I can't wait for this!

Woooohoo! :D

-Sherry
(Anonymous) on October 5th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Does this mean the film has been greenlit? Since they have a director, doesn't that mean the movie is in pre-production?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on October 5th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Nope. When the movie is greenlit, I will say it is greenlit. This is all the stuff you have to do in order to get a movie greenlit.
fantastic breasts and where to find themkatarzis on October 5th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
omg emma stone would make a flawless clary
although that just may be my immense love of emma talking

in any case, this is exciting news :3
(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
Im so happy the rumors werent true..im glad the movies are not going to be clumped..and emma would be great even though i do picture clary a little different...but emma would be awesome
brandogirlbrandogirl on October 5th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Awesome news! :D Thanks!
ext_252662 on October 5th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Ouuu I read so fast that May13, 2011 popped up as the TMI film release date( my brain didn't want to accept the inhuman speed the studio would have to work then)...:D But still the best novel-into-movie-news I've heard for a long time! Congrats!
(Anonymous) on November 19th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
city of bones
is that the date it comes out
~All we are is dust in the wind, dude~gocruciourself on October 5th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
OMG YAY!!!!
angelfish_82angelfish_82 on October 5th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Yeeeeeeeee!!!! :D This just made my day! I know that it isn't "officially green lit" yet but this news still has me jumping up and down! Anything to do with movie news is good news! :D I can't wait until you're allowed to say that the movie casting is started! (I'm sure it'll be months yet...but still!) Thanks for sharing Cassie!

P.S. I just finished Clockwork Angel and it was fantastic! I can't wait for book #2! :D
Tara Lindsay HallTara Lindsay Hall on October 5th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
AWESOME!
This is terrific news! I ADORED Legion; I think Stewart will do great things with your world. I am so excited, I could bust a stitch!!

Congrats, Cassandra! I can't wait to see who they cast as Jace... (Robert Downey, Jr. would be good!) :D

~Tara
bloodcrossed.blogspot.com
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
Re: AWESOME!
R.D.J as Jace way to old dumbest thing i've ever heard
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angelfish_82angelfish_82 on October 5th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Also, just to confirm, this is going to be the FIRST of at least three Mortal Instruments movies, right? They aren't planning to mash them all into one movie, right?? Just making sure....
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on October 5th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
"Jessica Postigo penned the script which is based on the first book in the series, City of Bones."

The script is based on the first book. Whether there will be any more than one movie depends on if the first one is a success, but no, they are not going to mash them into one movie.

Edited at 2010-10-05 01:54 am (UTC)
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(Anonymous) on October 5th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
AHHHH :DDD
Emma Stone would be PERFECT as Clary. Ya know who'd make an amazing Jace?

Alex Pettyfer that's who!!!!! :DDD
angelfish_82angelfish_82 on October 5th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Re: AHHHH :DDD
Well I'm totally on board with all the other fangirls who think Alex will make the perfect Jace, I just hope that people aren't too disappointed if/when he isn't cast. I'm sure we'll get a fantastic Jace but who knows if Alex will be available/want the part/be asked to audition in the end? I'm still crossing my fingers though! ;)
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Kathleen Foucart: Heartskathleenfoucart on October 5th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
*squee!* SO excited! Yay for good movie news! :)
sah0004 on October 5th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
This is amazing news! And Mr. Stewart seems like the perfect choice for this. I am so excited :)
(Anonymous) on October 5th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
So Super Excited :)
What are the chances of Alex Pettyfer starring as Jace? Because he'd make a great replica))) Emma Stone would make a great Clary too :))
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on October 5th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Who knows? Not me.
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cynthial11 on October 5th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Awesome news! How exciting! =D