[Movies] Production Pushed Back On Sequel To The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.11.2013
The first film has been disappointing...
Coming Soon reports that Constantin Film has pushed back production on the sequel to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as the first film has been a disappointment at the box office. It cost $60 million to make but has only earned $37.1 million worldwide so far after it opened on August 21.
Executive producer Martin Moszkowicz said: "Constantin Film has a long tradition of adapting books to the big screen. Pushing back the start of production of 'City of Ashes' was a decision we did not take lightly. But after speaking with all of our partners on the creative and distribution side, it was clear that it will be beneficial to have more time to reposition the film in the current market place. 'The Mortal Instruments' series has an incredibly loyal and ardent fan base and is a best-selling book series. While taking Cassandra Clare's vision to the screen, we want to make sure to draw on the full potential of the franchise."
The film had already entered production and was set to begin filming soon. Harald Zwart was set to be the director with Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Sigourney Weaver starring.