Report: Could production on ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes’ begin this year?

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" Mexico City - Red CarpetCould production on The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes begin this year? According to Yahoo Singapore — and Godfrey Gao — that sounds like the case.

The Taiwanese-Canadian star also revealed that he will be flying to the US after filming concludes, to begin the sequel to last year’s “The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones”.

Aside from reprising his role as Magnus Bane for the second instalment, “The Mortal Instrument: City of Ashes”, the actor also revealed that he has received other offers from other Hollywood production, and expressed his hopes to be able to be involved in as many as them.

Keep in mind that nothing is confirmed. This is merely a report. But regardless, it’s exciting to hear anything about City of Ashes!

New outtakes from EW’s ‘Mortal Instruments’ Comic Con photo shoot

Shadowhunters! Check out these new outtakes that have surfaced from Entertainment Weekly’s Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Comic Con photo shoot from July.


Happy Birthday to our Magnus, Godfrey Gao!

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" Mexico City - Red Carpet

A very happy birthday to our Magnus, Godfrey Gao, who turns 29 years old today!

We’re really lucky to have such a handsome actor as our Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and we can’t wait to see more of him (together with Kevin Zegers as Alec) in The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes!

Join us in wishing Godfrey a very Happy Birthday!

Leave your birthday wishes below and tweet Godfrey on Twitter (@GodfreyGao)!

Jamie Campbell Bower and Godfrey Gao in Hong Kong for ‘MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’ charity event

Jamie Campbell Bower and Godfrey Gao are in Hong Kong for a FilmAid Asia charity event and special screening of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones tomorrow night. Check out these two photos of the two of them being super adorable with some fans.



A Hong Kong designer won an auction to screen The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones with Godfrey for him and 10 of his friends at a FilmAid gala in March.   These two young fans at his party were very excited to meet Godfrey, but they weren’t expecting Jamie so having Jamie surprise them blew their minds, our source told us.

For you Hong Kong Shadowhunters, Jamie and Godfrey will be participating in a book signing tomorrow (Saturday, August 31) Booksazine HK at 10 AM. Unfortunately Cassandra Clare won’t be attending due to a family emergency.

Updated: Here’s quick video from the book signing arrival:

Watch: Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao tease more Malec in ‘CITY OF ASHES’

In a recent interview at the Mexico press junket for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao talked about their characters in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, as well as teased more Malec in The Mortal Instruments: City of Asheswhich begins filming in the fall. Malec talk starts around the 2:50 mark.

“We don’t know,” said Kevin Zegers. “They’re still writing the script right now, but I would say yes.  I’ve read a rough draft and there’s definitely a lot of stuff with the two of us. There’s also a lot of action, but there’s definitely more ‘Malec’ in the second film.”

Watch: ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES’ press conference in Mexico


Shadowhunters! You can watch the full Mexico press conference for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.


Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao attended the Mexico premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in Mexico City on Tuesday, August 27. Check out photos from the premiere:


Photos: ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ cast hits Mexico

A few of the stars from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao, are in Mexico for the Mexico premiere of the film. Check out the first photos from the press conference:


‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’ cast are Just Jared’s ‘Spotlight of the Week’


Just Jared has featured Mortal Instruments: City of Bones stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao as their ‘Just Jared Spotlight of the Week.’ Check out these photos by Justin Campbell:


Photos: Godfrey Gao at the Taiwan premiere for ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES’

Check out these photos of Godfrey Gao (Magnus Bane) at the Taiwan premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.





Watch: ‘Who Said It?’ with the author, director + cast of ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES’

Clevver TV sat down with Cassandra Clare, Harald Zwart and some of the stars of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Godfrey Gao and Jared Harris — to play a little game they call “Who Said It?” Watch the hilarity ensue below!

Watch: ScreenSlam talks with the author, director and cast of ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES’

ScreenSlam chatted with Cassandra Clare, director Harald Zwart and cast members Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Godfrey Gao and Jared Harris at the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones press junket last Friday.

The Outsiders Perspective – A review from a “Non-Fandom” View

While waiting for the premiere of  The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones to start I got talking to a wonderful fan who had won premiere tickets, and whom I had previously met named Teiah Faulk (16). I asked who was with her (who turned out to be her brother Marc Brooks [27].) Knowing how fans can come across I told Marc that he was a very nice older brother and asked if he wouldn’t mind giving me his complete and utterly honest opinion about the movie, as sometimes a review from a fan like me could be taken as biased.


When the movie ended  Teiah  said ” I thought it was amazing… They got most of the facts from the books in. There were some changes but it all worked…If you don’t die from the Clace feels then I don’t know you must be a mundane”  Then I asked what Marc thought to which he replied a short and sweet “I thought it was pretty good.”  As that was not the most sparkling of reviews (and I didn’t want to keep them from getting home) I thanked both Teiah and Marc and they went on their way.

It wasn’t until later when I was contacted by Teiah on twitter informing me, if I would like a more in depth review from Marc we could skype call. I immediately agreed and the following is my interview with Marc…. The 27 year old male who brought his sister to the premiere … non-fandom … TMI virgin (if you don’t mind the term)


What did you think of the movie?

“I was trying to be objective as I watched it. I like action movies and the action sequences were done really well. The set up of the storyline was easy to follow and really fast to understand.”

On a scale from 1-10 what would you rate this movie as?


What was your favorite part of the Movie? 

“The one girl shadowhunter the one with the whip I thought she was pretty cool.”

Anything that you found interesting?

“I’m really anxious to see what happens with the incest story line, that was a little weird.”

After seeing the movie would you read books?



“The way that the movie exposed the story was done well.  I’m interested to see what I would come up with  in my own mind as a opposed to seeing it on the screen.”

Would you see the sequel? 

“Yes. I’m excited for the sequel I want to see what happens.”

Would you suggest it to your friends? (Particularly guys)

“Yes. I think the action sequences would be something that they would like, and the world they set up was very dark, it was really cool.”

I wanted to personally thank Teiah and Marc for their reviews. It’s always good to have a super fan and an outsider’s view. I think that Marc’s reaction speaks for itself. This truly is a movie that is not just for the “fangirls” but for a good, entertaining, action packed movie.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits most theaters August 21st. Make sure you take that “non-fan” with you and tell us how you both liked the movie!


Shadowhunters! Check out four new stills from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which hits theaters next week on August 21.

Lily Collins;Jamie Campbell Bower

Lily Collins;Jamie Campbell Bower




THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’ Godfrey Gao is an ‘international star you should know’


Variety posted an article about Godfrey Gao (Magnus Bane) telling the world that he is an ‘international star you should know.’


Gao says the pace of work is different in Asia than in North America. “In Asia, it is very hectic — there is no overtime, no holidays, no weekends. It’s pretty rushed because they are trying to cut the deadline,” he says. “I realized for ‘Mortal Instruments,’ the schedules said we had Saturdays and Sundays off. That is not the case in China. For television, we can complete eight to nine pages per day.”


“ ‘Mortal Instruments’ is definitely a start,” he says. “I hope it’s the key for me to come across to Hollywood. Hopefully I can go back and forth from the United States to Asia. I feel joint productions could be the way of the future. I’ll need a private plane to charter the international waters!”

Read the full story at Variety

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