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Movie Monday: Release of Official Synopsis is Sign that Production on ‘City of Bones’ is Moving Forward

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 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

There was a mixed reaction among fans to the release of the first official synopsis for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Some said the synopsis sounded too cheesy, which granted it did at some points, or that it gave away too much of the plot, which it kind of did, and others were just happy that some news regarding the film adaptation had been revealed.

I’m here to tell you that while this is just a small part of the film process, it is indeed big news in regard to the movie adaptation moving forward.

Back in August, there was a report that said that production on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones would begin in November. Production doesn’t necessarily mean filming, but that the studio will begin working on other aspects of the movie, which include script, casting, etc.

This could mean that casting news could be coming in the next few weeks. Seeing as once the script is turned in and approved by Sony Pictures that casting will begin, this seems to be a likely assumption.

Cassandra Clare addressed the issue on Twitter.

Bringing the synopsis to AFM is a way of signaling the project is going forward – they’re not married to the details they give out there.

As far as the synopsis goes, it is the first official synopsis released by Sony Pictures but it is not the only one. Clare noted that Marlene King had not yet turned in the finished script, but expects it to be turned in this week. The synopsis is likely to undergo changes as production and filming move forward.

This film adaptation journey is a long one. So sit back, try to relax and enjoy the ride.

About Alyssa Barbieri (2800 Articles)
Alyssa is the Managing Editor for Bears Wire. You can reach her at or follow her on Twitter @AlyssaBarbieri

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