Since the announcement that The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes had been delayed to announcement that filming would resume in 2014, fans have been anxiously waiting for news about the second movie in The Mortal Instruments franchise.
One of the reasons for the delay, next to a disappointing box office bow, was the script for City of Ashes. Two months ago, Clare took to social media to divulge some information about what the script was lacking — the most important being faithful to the source material.
When we spoke to Clare last week about the upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, we just had to ask about City of Ashes. While she said that she hasn’t yet seen an updated script, she reiterated how different the initial script was from the book.
“I really think fans wouldn’t have been happy with the screenplay as it was,” Clare said. “There was not enough time between City of Heavenly Fire and City of Ashes to turn out the screenplay that they wanted to turn out and make it faithful to the book. It was a very, very, very different. It’s totally unrecognizable.”
Clare said that Constantin Film wants to do right by the fans, which is why they are taking the time to work on the script and do it justice to the books.
“They felt to film that screenplay would have been a betrayal to the fans’ trust,” Clare said. “So they faulted on it. The last thing I heard was that they were working on an update. Hopefully I will get to see the updated version. I would rather they waited and got it right.”
Clare said that the scene she’d most like to be on set for is Simon’s transformation into [SPOILER] a vampire.
“I think Robbie Sheehan would really pull it off,” Clare said “He’d be awesome. He’s so good at comic stuff, but he’s also so good at — which he doesn’t get to do enough of — serious stuff. It’s a real heartbreaking scene and I think it would really — it’s a great moment for him as an actor and a great moment for the character and for the other characters, too. It’s the moment when they kind of realize the consequences of having brought this guy with no special powers and is a mundane into their world.”
There is currently no set start film date for City of Ashes, but Constantin Films plans on shooting sometime in 2014.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones arrives on Blu-Ray combo pack and DVD on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the U.S. Be sure to pick up your copy!