The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes is already in production, but fans of the series might have to wait a bit longer than they initially anticipated to see it on the big screen. Possibly forever.
SupergirlyCassandra Clare is the next YA author to get her books taken to the big screen. Her series, the Mortal Instruments, will be premiering in theaters on August 21st. At SDCC, Spinoff Online caught up with Clare to talk to her about the impending film, writing a female-led urban fantasy story, and how involved she was with the adaptation of her books.
New Trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Gives Us a Look at a Very Interesting Cast (Also, Magical Latte Art)
Consider the FollowingThe new The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trailer gives us a better idea of the plot of a new fantasy flick hitting theaters on August 21. In the film, Lily Collins plays Clary Fray, a young woman who discovers she is a half-angel and helps another "Shadowhunter," played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, kill demons. Among the other cast members are CCH Pounder, Lena Headey as Fray's mother, and Robert Sheehan as Fray's friend. So far, I'm assuming the movie involves a mostly invisible Henry VIII killing demons with the help of Snow White and a very confused, be-spectacled version of Nathan from Misfits, but I haven't read the bestselling series by Cassandra Clare that The Mortal Instruments is based on. While we don't get any Lena Headey,
Queen of Westerosdemon hunter like we did in the first trailer, there's certainly enough action, fantasy, and intrigue to grab my attention. Plus, after hearing her stance on hollywood whitewashing, I have high hopes for a movie adaptation of the works of Cassandra Clare. Take a look. (via Collider) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?
old gods do new jobsCassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments is the latest young adult fantasy series with a female protagonist to make it to the big screen. What do we think? Me? I've played a lot of D&D in my day, so I'm going to think of them as Aasimar. (via io9.)
To Boldly Go
The deeply ingrained issue of whitewashing has been a part of public conversation a lot in the past year--there've been the complicated race issues of how people read the characters in The Hunger Games, the polarized audience of HBO's Girls. It's always been an issue worth discussing, but it appears to be particularly in the zeitgeist at the moment. Now Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments, has jumped into the conversation, and in reference to the big-screen adaptation of her own work.