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Cassandra Clare talks ‘Mortal Instruments’ movie sequels and possibility of ‘Infernal Devices’ movie

Cassandra Clare took to Tumblr to discuss the latest round of movie-related questions sent her way by fans.

On potential Mortal Instruments sequels:

This is how series movies work: they make the first movie, and if it does well, then they will make the rest of the series. So ideally they would love to make all six Mortal Instruments movies! But it depends how they do at the boxoffice. Studios can’t make six movies that don’t turn a profit. If the movie does steadily/decently(, they can keep going to build the franchise but not if it loses money. So, you know, I can’t see the future, and while the first movie is based on just the first book, I can’t say what will happen after that.

On the possibility of an Infernal Devices movie:

It’s optioned for film by the same people who optioned The Mortal Instruments. Again, ideally, they’d love to make them into movies. Steampunk/historical movies are very expensive to make, so they’d need a big studio commitment, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t get one. They are, however, concentrating on making TMI right now, so I wouldn’t expect news about the ID film project for a while.

On casting news:

Well, let’s put it this way. Once they start filming (in six weeks, not a month), you will know who the cast is, because it is not actually possible to film a movie without a cast. But otherwise, I have no idea when or how the casting news will come. I am also waiting for casting news. I also spend the days idly looking at my toenails and wondering if I will find out anything about casting that day. I am a terrible resource for casting questions. I try to answer them, but it’s just variations on “I don’t know” because I don’t.

Do you think the Mortal Instruments franchise has what it takes to warrant sequels? What do you think of a potential Clockwork Angel movie? Sound off in the comments!

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8 Comments on Cassandra Clare talks ‘Mortal Instruments’ movie sequels and possibility of ‘Infernal Devices’ movie

  1. I would LOVE a Clockwork Angel movie, I actually love the Infernal Devices better than TMI, so it would be ideal for me

  2. I do not why, but I disagree with the Clockwork Angel movie idea. The franchise must be incredibly successful to even think about a pre-sequel; something like X-Men, for example. I want TMI series to be popular in the big screen first, and I want TMI series to be a great work, not only thinking about the money or the very lucrative future possibilities.

  3. TeamEdwardJace // July 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM // Reply

    i’d love to se all tmi books make it to screen as well as Id and the DA

  4. Dying to see Infernal Devices on screen! Love this series!

  5. I absolutely love the infernal devices and seeing them on the big screen would be a dream come true!!!!<3i think William Moseley and Ben Barnes would be absolutely perfect for the parts of Will and Jem!!

  6. I’d love to see a clockwork angel movie but maybe instead of 3 seperate movies I would personally make it a two parter xx

  7. I would honestly LOVE to see the Infernal Devices series , it would be my favorite movie on screen by far , just the way Cassandra Clare described everything and the relationship between each character is simply moving and exciting , especially with the Victorian era they are in. I know for sure that if TID came out on screen , I would be one of the first people to buy the tickets 🙂

  8. I absolutely in love with all the books and I can’t wait for the final installment of the mortal instruments series to come out. I love the infernal devices and the mortal instruments so much that I’ve gotten very angry, happy, sad, and awestruck. I feel like I’m in those books. I would love to see them on film even if they are a little different from the books themselves. I mean they are still coming to life. Us book readers like to see the real thing as well. I can’t for these films. It will be great! 🙂

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