Every Monday here at The Mortal Instruments Source is Movie Monday, where we talk about one of the many topics involving the movie adaptation of “City of Bones.”
Last Friday it was announced that Marlene King, the showrunner for the successful Pretty Little Liars television series, was working on the screenplay for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
King revealed the news on Twitter and seemed genuinely excited about delving into Cassandra Clare’s world of Shadowhunters.
“Excited to collaborate with Cassie Clare on the first Mortal Instruments film,” King wrote on Twitter. “She’s created a world like no other. It’s gonna be a ride.”
This news came as a shock to fans as Jessica Postigo had penned the first draft of the City of Bones script.
So what exactly happened with Postigo’s draft?
King is merely rewriting the original script, according to Cassandra Clare, and this is in fact quite “normal.”
Actually, it seems as if it will benefit the Mortal Instruments film franchise in the long run.
King was brought in “at the studio’s request that the screenplay hew a little closer to the book,” Clare wrote on Twitter.
The fact that the studio wants the script to be closer to the book is quite comforting and makes up for the long wait that fans have been going through. It will ultimately pay off in the end.
King is already hard at work and has become enchanted by Clare’s world.
“This is beyond fun @cassieclare,” King wrote. “Thank you for creating such a compelling world. I’m having a ball. Jace and Clary have stolen my heart.”
Clare is excited to see what King will bring to the script.
“You know, I trust @imarleneking,” Clare wrote. “I’m excited to see what she does.”
It’s unknown at which stage King is currently at with writing the script, but she has been hard at work.
Filming is rumored to begin in January 2012, but that is all dependent upon the completion of the script and casting.