Just a few hours ago, executive producer Martin Moszkowicz announced that The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, the sequel to the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Aug. 23), would go into production this Fall with director Harald Zwart returning.
According to Variety, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes will be offered to international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next week.
Mister Smith Entertainment is to introduce “The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes,” the sequel to the upcoming “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” to international buyers at Cannes next week.
“City of Bones,” which is the first pic in the fantasy franchise, is due for release worldwide this summer. Screen Gems will release it in the U.S. on Aug. 23.
Harald Zwart (“The Karate Kid”) returns to helm the sequel. Returning thesps are Lily Collins (“Mirror Mirror,” “The Blind Side”) and Jamie Campbell Bower (“Anonymous,” “Camelot”).
Lensing on the sequel, penned by Jessica Postigo Paquette, who also wrote the screenplay for “City of Bones,” begins in the fall.
Robert Kulzer is producing for Constantin Film, alongside Don Carmody. Their credits include the “Resident Evil” franchise. Exec producers are Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, who teamed on “The Lord of the Rings,” for Unique Features, and Martin Moszkowicz for Constantin.
Moszkowicz told The Hollywood Reporter:
“We are outstandingly proud of what has been achieved on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – and what better proof would there be than putting the next installment of Cassandra Clare’s phenomenal vision – City of Ashes – into production now.”
How excited are you for The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes? What scene are you most anticipating? Who would you like to see cast as Max Lightwood, Maia Roberts, Imogen Herondale and Raphael Santiago? Sound off in the comments!