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Movie Monday #27: Midnight Carriage

We are less than a year away from the theatrical release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and the hype for the adaptation of the internationally best selling series by Cassandra Clare will only continue to grow as the release draws nearer.

I’ve banded together with other Mortal Instruments fansites (TMI InstituteMundie Moms,TMI Examiner and TMI News en Espanol) for a weekly feature called Movie Monday.

Each Monday leading up to the August 23, 2013, release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, we will take a look at a scene, moment, detail, etc. and give our opinions on how we think it will be interpreted in the big screen adaptation.

Week 27: Midnight Carriage

Alyssa, TMI Source: Screen Gems shared some early concept sketches of the Midnight Carriage itself back when Scott Stewart was at the helm, but there’s no telling whether or not the carriage will resemble those early renderings in their entirety. Still the Midnight Carriage is sure to be a pleasant surprise to fans when we finally get a glimpse of it. The scene itself provides for some nice dialogue and chemistry between Clary and Jace as they take the trip to the Bone City, but I could see them trimming it down as to save time in the film.

Natalie, TMI Examiner: I think this is going to be a fantastic scene of showing Clary (and us) even more fantasy hidden amongst the mundane world. Screen Gems was great to share some of the early work on this with the fans and I can’t wait to see how that carriage sketch has evolved throughout the production process. I also am looking forward to seeing the growing interaction between Jace and Clary in this scene. So excited to see their chemistry!

Tita, TMI News en Español: This is an interesting chapter in the book, and I really hope they will include it in the movie. I have faith it will, at the beginning, when the movie was directed by Scott Stewart, Lily Collins posted on twitter a few designs from the midnight carriage and they looked awesome, but now Harald is directing the movie and we’ll have to wait to get a glimpse of the new carriage designs.

In the scene, Jace and Clary are going to the Silent City with Brother Jeremiah driving the carriage, and in the carriage they talk about a few interesting things about Shadowhunters. I really hope to see at least something from this chapter in the movie 😀

What are your thoughts? Are you excited to see the Midnight Carriage scene come to life on the big screen? Join in on the discussion!

Check back next Monday for the next edition of Movie Monday.

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5 Comments on Movie Monday #27: Midnight Carriage

  1. KikilovesJace // November 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM // Reply

    I want to see and feel the jace and clary moments! 🙂

  2. I want to see the part when they are just arriving at the Bone City and the carriage makes a sudden sharp turn and Clary is thrown against Jace. She had just asked him if shadowhunters are reproducing and Jace answers “Sure, we love reproducing. It’s one of our favorite things.” (P177). I can just see Clary’s face!!!! I can see Jace’s face too!!!!! LOL!!!

  3. can’t wait and i hope to hear the sure we love reproducing!

  4. I am extremely excited to see the carriage scene and I hope they include the part where jace says we love reproducing .lol😄

  5. I wish that every chapter could be in the movie but i know it has to be cut down to fit in the movie. But i reckon this chapter is important in developing Clary and Jace’s relationship more and there are only really a few parts in the story that start to do that.

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