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The Mortal Instruments

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Things We Saw Today: Sailor Freddie Mercury

If you’re on Tumblr chances are you’ve already seen this making the rounds, but if you’re not… well, it’s too amazing not to share. (Tumblr)


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The Mortal Instruments Trilogy Put On Hiatus Following City of Bones‘ Financial Failure

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.



Cassandra Clare On The Bechdel Test, Women In Heroic Narratives, And Adapting Books To Screen

Cassandra 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.


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Watch A Whole Scene of Lena Headey Battling Demonic Home Invaders With A Frying Pan

I guess there’s also some decent exposition in there, but let’s be honest, the highlight is the moment when Cersei Lannister finally gets to brandish some weapons. The Mortal Instruments, in which Lena Headey portrays the demon slaying mother of main character Clary, played by Lily Collins, comes out August 21. While you wait for The Mortal Instruments and Game of Thrones, this clip will serve quite nicely to pass the time.

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Sigourney Weaver May Join The Mortal Instruments Franchise

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hasn’t even hit theaters yet and a sequel is already in the works from Constantin Film Produktion. While the fantasy adventure movie, starring Lily Collins as a demon killing “Shadowhunter,” is set for release on August 21, news has surfaced that Sigourney Weaver is in talks to appear in the next film, as the leader of the Shadowhunters, no less.


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New Trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Gives Us a Look at a Very Interesting Cast (Also, Magical Latte Art)

The 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 Westeros demon 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)

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Joss Whedon: The Lack of Female Superheroes In Movies “Pisses Me Off.” Tell Me About It, Dude.

In a discussion with The Daily Beast, celebrated feminist (or not; your mileage may vary) and god among superhero movie directors Joss Whedon was asked why he thinks there are so few female superheroes who have made the jump to film. I would like to cosign his entire response.


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Things We Saw Today: A Ghostbusters Save the Date

Let’s just hope Slimer doesn’t show up to the reception. (via When Geeks Wed


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Watch Cersei Lannister’s Daughter Learn How To Fight Demons In The Mortal Instruments

Even though I haven’t read the novels it’s based on, I decided I was going to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. But with this new trailer I realized Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey was starring as an ex-demon hunter so now I’ll be there on opening day.

(via Collider)

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The First Trailer for Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments

Cassandra 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.)