We are just over a year away from the the theatrical release of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ and the hype for the adaptation of the internationally best selling series by Cassandra Clare will only continue to grow as the release draws nearer.
Alyssa, TMI Source: In book-to-film adaptations, some details tend to get left out as they don’t provide significance to the plot. I’m a little worried that Church and Chairman Meow are at risk of being written out by Hollywood. Fans of ‘The Hunger Games’ had similar concerns about Buttercup, but they were rewarded with a brief glimpse of the cat near the start of the film.
If Church and Chairman Meow make it into the movie I’d guess they’d make brief cameos, like Church wandering the halls of the Institute or Magnus holding Chairman Meow. Like Magnus, Church connects both ‘The Mortal Instruments’ and ‘The Infernal Devices’ and should a ‘Clockwork Angel’ movie happen it would be cool to have Church as a second link between the two series.
Amber, TMI Institute: After batting this question around a bit like good cat would do, I think it is possible that they will put Church and Chairman Meow in the movie. It’s a hard call. If it were between the two, I feel that Church is the cat that needs to be in the film. I feel he provides comic relief and possesses a certain human characteristic that is just as much a part of the institute as the Shadowhunters themselves. I think he is important to the story as is Chairman Meow because they are both so old and have seen so much. I’m not exactly sure where Cassie is leading us with these two cats in the book, but I thin they will ultimately be important to the end game. If there are multiple movies, which I believe undoubtedly there will be, we will need the cats in the film.
Katie, Mundie Moms: Church and Chairman Meow…. YES! I really, really hope they are included in the movies. I know they’re not key players in the book (or are they….), but I think they definitely need to be added to the movie. For one, Church is in both series, and if they ever make a ID series movie (crosses fingers), I’d hope they include him. He’s one of the few characters who crosses into both series. Chairman Meow after is the reason why Magnus was hosting a party when Clary and Jace meet him for the first time. On the flip side, I would understand if they didn’t include these two characters, but I really, really hope they do. I want to see them on the big screen.
Natalie, TMI Examiner: Church and Chairman Meow. As much as I would love to see them in ‘City of Bones’ I’m afraid that they could fall victim to Hollywood editing. All book to film adaptations must be cut down to fit into a movie.
Now, Constantin Films does own the film rights to Clare’s Infernal Devices series. I love the subtle crossovers between the series’ and that includes Church. If and when ‘Clockwork Angel’ becomes a movie it would be a real treat to the fans if Church’s appearance was carried through in the films.
Tita, TMI News en Espanol: Ohhhh our little *biter* friend is going to be in the movie for sure! I mean, hello? Church is a mystery of the series! And not only in TMI! So yes, Church is going to be in the movie for sure. Chairman… I also think it’s going to be in the movie as well, I mean, Why did Magnus through the party in City of Bones? Because of his cat! LOL Maybe we’ll see Chairman only a few secs, but I guess they are not going to exclude him :)
What are your thoughts? Will Church and Chairman Meow make it into the film? Join in on the discussion!