The NY Daily News discussed the emergence of more Young Adult book-to-film adaptations, including The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and how it’s not only fans that are craving them but studio execs, as well.
Here’s the blurb about The Mortal Instruments from the NY Daily News:
Long before Meyer’s books came out, life-long fantasy fan Cassandra Clare decided to write her “Mortal Instruments” series in order to create a strong female protagonist that she found lacking in the genre.
Now, she sees a similar phenomenon happening on the big screen.
“When you talk about the ‘Twilight Effect,” says Clare, “it was clear that all sorts of people would turn out to see what was basically just a really great and interesting adventure movie that happens to be about a girl.”
‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES’
BASED ON: The first book in Cassandra Clare’s “Mortal Instruments” series.
HOW TWI-LIKE IS IT? More action-packed than “Twilight,” so boys who come along with their dates may not be completely bored.
After moving to Brooklyn, Clare decided to pen a fantasy series around her new hometown – one that followed a 15-year-old girl (played by Lily Collins in the movie) who’s swept up in a secret world full of demons.
It may not have been New York, but visiting the Toronto glass factory set of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” ended up being “like walking around inside my head.”
The library set, in which a key battle takes place, was filled with painstakingly hand-painted books.
“Then I got to watch them take the place apart,” she says laughing.
“Most and most of the actors did their own stunts,” she says. “So it was really frightening to watch them climb up really high and just throw themselves off these balconies.
“And I ‘d think please don’t die, we have so much left to film.”
View the full article at NY Daily News.