Aside from a confirmed release date of August 23, 2013, a filming start set for August 15 of this year and confirmation that Sony/Screen Gems will be distrubuting, Cassandra Clare revealed more details about City of Bones with Hollywood Crush.
The Emmy-nominated Francois Seguin (The Borgias), who also worked on the remake of The Karate Kid with director Harald Zwart, will serve as production designer and Zwart is busy rounding out the rest of his crew.
He’s also busy scouting for filming locations in Toronto and New York City.
“This week Harald and the production team are scouting locations, so if you see a guy who looks a little like a Viking, but has energy like a leprechaun, running around Toronto or NYC with a bunch of people in his wake, it may well be Harald!” she said.
Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, who is currently negotiating his contract, are the only actors attached to star at this point, and casting is certainly heating up for the remaining crop of characters.
Clare revealed that, while she can’t say much, the studio has hired a casting director (Stephanie) and she is “working” on casting.
“I know what everyone wants to know about is casting, but that’s staying close to the vest for the moment, though we do have a new casting director and she’s on it. I’m excited to see what happens.”
UPDATED: Clare had this to say on her Tumblr:
Hello, Shadowhunters. 🙂
And a little bit more for you on the movie. It’s quite a day for us! But it’s hard to underestimate how important a release date is for a film. The only bigger deal is actually starting shooting at which point … you really have a movie.
As I told MTV, Harald (our director, so we might as well all start thinking of him on a first name basis) is putting his production team together. They just hired Francois Seguin as production designer. Francois is incredibly talented and awesome, just was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the Borgias, and it is his job to make everything look amazing and beautiful. Francois, Harald and the production team are scouting for locations this week … so if you’re in Toronto and/or New York … you might see them searching for the Institute. 🙂
Clare revealed some interesting information on the casting of the Shadowhunters:
We have a casting director, too, Stephanie, and there’s a definite concentration on European and British actors for the Shadowhunters, which I like as it underlines the feeling that they are not quite like the culture that surrounds them. That doesn’t apply to Simon of course, so favorites floating around like a certain guy whose name starts with A and another guy whose name starts with L are not off the table. ;)*
*I’m really not supposed to talk about casting. They’ll make me live in a brick igloo. Since everyone is asking me about Playlist saying Jamie isn’t attached, they have been saying that for a while. I do not know why. It isn’t what I have heard, and that is honestly all I know.
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