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‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Ranked #1 Action & Adventure Movie on iTunes!

Fantastic job shadowhunters! 

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has been ranked as the top action and adventure movie on iTunes!

How many times have you watched the movie since you purchased the DVD or on iTunes? Feel free to leave your comments in the box below!

"Back to the drawing board," say EP Moszkowicz on ‘City of Ashes’ project

Variety reports no director connected to TMI sequel at this time

TMI Director Harald Zwart at the Toronto premiere
Yesterday, Shadowhunters worldwide breathed a collective sigh of relief when The Hollywood Reporter shared news from Martin Moszkowicz, executive producer of The Mortal Instruments, that the sequel, City of Ashes, would start filming in 2014. Now, Variety has an exclusive of their own.
At this time, executives at Constantin are working to fix all the mistakes they felt were made in the first film. City of Ashes production came to a screeching halt amid tepid ticket sales, causing Hollywood insiders and fans alike to wonder if the follow up film would even be made. The first real surprise in this new article is that Harald Zwart is not connected to the sequel at the moment, but they are in talks with him. 

”We are talking to him and others. At the moment there is no director attached,” Moszkowicz said. ”It also depends on his professional availability of course.”

Even though there may be many changes coming, the one fact holds true. Moszkowicz believes in the work of TMI author, Cassandra Clare. “We believe strongly in her and the world that she has brought to the readers, but we feel that the movie obviously under-performed. Something was wrong there, and we are trying to make it right the next time,” Moszkowicz said.

Changes to the marketing strategy are in the cards, including the target demo. “Maybe we have targeted too young an audience,” he said. “They are very outspoken, especially in the social media world; they are extremely active. But the readers of the books are from 14 to 34 — that’s the main age group — and maybe some of them had issues with how it was marketed. We need to go behind that, and find out exactly what it was.

“It is an ongoing discussion that we are having, and it is not done. We haven’t made a final decision. But we will only move forward — and we plan to move forward — when we feel we are going to get it right,” Moszkowicz said.

Although the intention is to shoot the film sometime next year, it is not carved in stone.

“That is the plan, but it is not a given,” Moszkowicz said. “We believe in that franchise, and we would like to do that, but we need to get it right.”

What do you think of this latest revelation? Would you like to see Harald Zwart return as director or do you have someone else in mind to take the project? Share your thoughts below.

‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ DVD Cover!

Last week, we told you fabulous shadowhunters that the DVD for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film will be available in stores on December 3, 2013 in the US! 

And now, they released the cover! Doesn’t it look amazing? 

According to TheHDRoom, this DVD package will include several exclusives from the film, such as:

The Blu-ray edition of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be presented in 2.4:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Bonus features include the following:

  • Interactive Lineage Tracker (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deadly Attraction – Lily Collins & Jamie Campbell Bower on their roles as Clary Fray and Jace Wayland (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Entering The Shadow World – creating the extraordinary creatures of the Shadow World (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Into the Shadows – from book to screen (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bringing Them To Life – filmmakers and cast discuss the characters of The Mortal Instruments
  • Descendants Of The Cup – a look at the stunts and the cast’s transformation into Shadowhunters
  • “Almost Is Never Enough” music video by Ariana Grande ft. Nathan Sykes

Shadowhunters you can pre-order it now via Amazon

PHOTOS: ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Cast at the Norwegian Premiere!

Second last stop for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones cast!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers made his first TMI red carpet appearance today (August 23) at Fredrikstad for the Norwegian premiere. Jonathan joined his other cast members— Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan and director, Harald Zwart.

More photos from the premiere below:

Mexico City is the final premiere and will be held on August 27.

VIDEO: Last stop – The Los Angeles mall tour

The final stop of the Mortal Mall tour was a welcomed surprise for Shadowhunters in the Los Angeles area. Added onto that surprise was director Harald Zwart, and actor Robert Sheehan, giving fans a chance to hear from Harald and Robert, along side Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, and Cassandra Clare!

Fans started lining up at 5PM on Monday, for the mall tour on Tuesday! Over 500 fans were at the event!

This event was very fan friendly! With the Q&A held outside, fans who were not able to get a wrist band for the signing had the chance to stay near the vicinity, and hear all that the cast had to say!

In case you missed it, we video taped the entire interview in three parts! Welcome to the city of LA’s virtual mall tour:


So, to re-cap there was: Harald getting some inspiration from the Exorcist, Cassie living in a closet in New York City, Robbie announcing his tendency to go commando, Kevin checking to see if Robbie is in fact going commando, Jamie shipping JAKE, Lily’s impersonation of Hermione Granger, the entire cast, director, and author of City of Bones singing Happy Birthday, and moderator Jo Jo refusing to continue on with the interview until a lucky fan had made it on stage, and seated perfectly between Robert Sheehan and Cassandra Clare. What a whirlwind of fandom feels!

All day the fans had an amazing chance to collect free swag and explore special Mortal Instruments related activities from taking photos as a Shadowhunter, Mundane, or Downworlder, to putting on some temporary rune tattoos and playing with NYX, the official make up for Shadowhunters! Take a look, and hear from the fans:

Hot Topic giving away free rune tattoos, and rune and character pins out to fans!


Mortal Instruments fan Jackie Marielle getting the Shadowhunter make over
 “I am most looking forward to Lily Collins” – Jackie Marielle

Mortal Instruments fan Anneliese Parenti visited the temporary rune tattoo booth

“I chose my favorite rune, Strength. It’s my favorite because I love the shape of it, the drawing of it, and I like what strength is used for in the books. Jace is my favorite character and he is very strong” – Anneliese Parenti 

Super fangirl sisters Abigail Huffnagle and Emme Silva

“We are superfans because Cassie is amazing. She is an amazing writer and she picked the perfect cast!” – Abigail Huggnagle and Emme Silva

Mortal Instruments fan Abigail Huggnagle

“Oh My Gosh YES, Jamie is my favorite because he is really cute, and I saw him in other movies, and he is just an amazing actor, and singer, and asgavesg!!!” -Abigail Huggnagle (The language of the fangirl, I’m fluent)

Emme Silva

“I was probably the happiest person in the whole entire world! I was like, I could have done cartwheels but I’m wearing a dress! Clary is my favorite character, even though Jamie is super super duper cute. Okay, yes, really cute. He’s my second favorite.” -Emme Silva 

Do you have any amazing stories from the Los Angeles Mortal Instruments mall tour? Share your experience in the comments below! Don’t forget to tell us your favorite part from the videos above!