Mortal Instruments Sequel Delayed

The proposed sequel to Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which I reviewed HERE (warning: scathingly) has been unfortunately delayed because the first movie only just made over half its money back. It was a failure, is what I'm saying.

City of Bones, with the excellent cast of Jamie Campbell Bower and Lily Collins and Robert Sheehan but the rubbish script and rubbish director of two people who are terrible at their jobs, cost $60 Million to make and has only earned back $37 Million (globally) which is bloody rubbish. I've seen it, but I didn't pay so that's no help. 

The movie, which is about a group of ancient hidden demon hunters who are all sexy leatherclad goth types with smoking stares and brooding attitudes, was released to absolutely to no fan fare towards the back end of the summer and was meant to kick off a new franchise to replace the outgoing Twilight saga. 

If the movie makes a decent chunk when its released on DVD there might be hope for the sequel, City of Ashes, but if it sinks like a lead church full of volcanic rock then you won't be enjoying the sexy antics of Clary Fray and her crush/brother (genuinely) on the big screen ever again. You'll just have to wait till another fantasy book series gets optioned by a studio.

November. December at the latest.

Words by Gazz Wood

Gazz Wood is a writer from The Northern Film School at Leeds Met University. As well as writing for Wireless he can also be heard on the monthly podcast Possibly of Interest with TV Producer Howard Cohen and special guests from the world of British TV and Cinema, plus his own weekly show Gazz Wood Has A Podcast. He can also be followed on Twitter @GazzPH90