With six books in the series, The Mortal Instruments franchise could no doubt take Hollywood by storm.
But something that has fans worried are some of the actor’s ages in regards to their roles, like Kevin Zegers (Alec) and Godfrey Gao (Magnus).
But it looks like Constantin Film has already thought ahead.
Cassandra Clare revealed that the studio has discussed filming future movies back-to-back.
Of course future movies in the Mortal Instruments franchise will depend on the success of the first film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (due out August 23, 2013).
The question becomes how successful does City of Bones have to be to garner a sequel or five sequels? Would they film City of Ashes and City of Glass and gauge both film’s success before deciding to film City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire?
It’s most likely that Constantin will be able to gauge the franchise’s popularity and future success following the first film and go from there. But it’s also likely that they could pull a Percy Jackson and take some time to consider making a sequel following the first film’s decent success.
Let’s say that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones takes Hollywood by storm (and that’s a likely possibility). That leaves five films left in the franchise. Filming them all back-to-back would make the most sense to keep the actor’s looking the same age throughout the franchise.
There’s also the other issue of the prequel franchise The Infernal Devices, that has also been optioned by Constantin Film and whose success depends on that of the Mortal Instruments franchise.
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