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‘CITY OF ASHES’ to be offered to buyers at Cannes next week


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 VarietyThe 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!

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25 Comments on ‘CITY OF ASHES’ to be offered to buyers at Cannes next week

  1. ms jamie campbell bower // May 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM // Reply

    Tyler Posey as Raphael Santiago Katrina Graham as Maia Roberts

  2. Ramandeep // May 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM // Reply

    Max records as Max Lightwood?

  3. i would really love to see Eva Green play lilith …. 😀

  4. Okay, obviously the scene with the faeries! THAT, my friends, is one of the best scenes in the whole series. Ugh…the passionate kiss! Oh, I can’t wait. Plus, hello, faeries!!! 😀

  5. I’d really wanna see Eva Green as Maryse Lightwood..

    • That exactly what I was going to say! It would be perfect to see Eva and Jamie together on screen again. So cool! Can wait to see this!

  6. I agree with Lara and ms jaamie Campbell bower.

  7. teamedwardjace // May 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM // Reply

    this is going to be awesome and cannot wait for the part where clace kiss in the queen’s court!

  8. I’d LOVE to see Frances McDormand as Inquisitor Herondale!

  9. JaceYourMine!! // May 8, 2013 at 7:02 PM // Reply

    YEY!! god can’t wait to see all of it played out its gunna be amazing and interesting to see who is going to play other exciting roles for are new characters:D especially the inquisitor that will be interesting!! ohhh and the seelie court ….DAMN it gunna be good:D

  10. I can’t wait to see Simon as a vampire…

  11. Im glad the same director is doing city of ashes luv to c who will play the rest of the characters that we all luv 🙂

  12. What about Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Max?
    I really love him, he’s soo cute! And I imagined Max just like him.. So, why not?

  13. Mason Cook as Max Lightwood…

  14. I cannot wait for this movie! I’m really excited for the fight scene between the demons and the Shadowhunters on the boat! I’m very excited to see who will play little Max Lightwood, I want to see someone new play him that not many people have seen. I also want a kid that can make me cry in City of Glass.

  15. loved the book! I hope they stick to the story more than they did in the first movie, though. Can’t wait

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