Prior to the start of production on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones last August, Cassandra Clare mentioned that Constantin Films was already looking ahead to the possibility of sequels and that they were thinking of filming them back-to-back.
In an interview with Showbiz Junkies at WonderCon last month, Cassandra Clare confirmed that the studio plans on filming The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes and The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass back-to-back should the sequels be green-lit.
“They said that if they do the next ones they’re going to shoot them back-to-back, which I think is a really exciting idea because Ashes and Glass happen bang, bang on the heels of each other. This is a really fast-paced story and it only takes place in a couple of weeks. I think that it would be great for them to do that.”
Filming back-to-back would mean filming both City of Ashes and City of Glass sort of as one production, which would reduce costs and save time. So instead of filming 2-3 months and then taking a few month break before heading back, they’d film somewhere between 4-6 months for both movies.
The potential of sequels rests on the success of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Aug. 23). As for the possibility of sequels, Cassie is hopeful.
“I take nothing for granted in this life,” Cassie said with a laugh. “I would love it, I hope so. I love all of the actors, they’re fantastic and I think Harald (Zwart) did a fantastic job. Everything looks good, but you know…”
It is believed that Jessica Postigo has finished the City of Ashes script–or is near done–and is already working on–or will begin work on–City of Glass, which makes sense considering if City of Bones does well and the studio wants to start production on the next two later in the year or early next year.
Robert Sheehan (Simon) recently told BANG Showbiz that he and the rest of the cast are currently signed on for potential sequels.
So tell all your friends and family to go see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and then tell them to tell their friends and family so we can get The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes and The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass.