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Weekly News Recap: ‘Mortal Instruments’ movie news + ‘Dark Artifices’ is official

It was quite a busy week for fans of Cassandra Clare. If you blinked you probably missed something. That’s why I’ve decided to compile a post recapping all of the major news from this past week, including The Mortal Instruments movie news, the official announcement of The Dark Artifices and a possible release for Clockwork Princess.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie news

  • Constantin Film is in the process of hiring a casting director. [March 13]
  • Lily Collins, who has creative input in casting Jace and Simon, likes a fan-favorite actor for the role of Simon, but his schedule is busy (Logan Lerman, perhaps?) [March 13]
  • Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) named new director of City of Bones. [March 16]
  • Filming on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will begin on August 15 in Toronto and New York. [March 16]
  • Cassandra Clare had good things to say about meeting new City of Bones director Harald Zwart and his vision for the project. [March 16]
  • Constantin Film is currently deciding between two different release dates (both of which are unknown and depending on the distributor Constantin goes with) for City of Bones, which is the final step toward getting an official green light for the film. [March 16]

The Dark Artifices

  • Simon & Schuster announced that Cassandra Clare has signed on for a three-book deal to write The Mortal Instruments sequel series, The Dark Artifices. [March 13]
  • The first novel of the series is due out in 2015. [March 13]
  • The working title of the first novel of the series is Lady Midnight, keeping with the theme of nobility titles for the series. [March 16]
  • Cassandra Clare revealed details about The Dark Artifices in an interview with Hollywood Crush and even shared a snippet from the first novel. [March 16]

The Infernal Devices

  • Cassandra Clare revealed that the most likely release date for Clockwork Princess is February 2013. [March 14]

The Mortal Instruments

  • There are four different special editions of City of Lost Souls, which is due out May 8. [March 11]
  • The official synopsis of City of Lost Souls was released on Cassandra Clare’s new website. [March 14]

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2 Comments on Weekly News Recap: ‘Mortal Instruments’ movie news + ‘Dark Artifices’ is official

  1. Mrs Michaela Herondale // March 21, 2012 at 4:25 PM // Reply

    i ❤ Cassie Clare!! She is driving me crazy, though. Oh, well. Who cares??? :L

  2. Mrs.JaceHerondale // March 26, 2012 at 3:06 AM // Reply

    Can’t wait for Clockwork Princess!!! i must know!!!!!

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