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The back-to-back floppery of "Beautiful Creatures" and "The Host" has left a lot of industry folks confused about the perceived ticketing draw of Young Adult book-to-film properties. Aren't these movies supposed to be raking in gobs of dough and keying up innumerable sequels, the last of which will be a two-parter of some sort? Where are all the ladies and their signs at the midnight lines and the tattoos and such? To that we say, see the list. Know the list. The formula is much more complicated than it might seem.
We've been following the progress on Sony Screen Gems' "The Mortal Instruments" with bated breath for what seems like years now - inch by inch, casting announcement by casting announcement - so we're as amped as any Shadowhunter out there that things are finally underway for production on the book-to-film adaptation of Cassandra Clare's first installment "City of Bones," the same movie which you voted (overwhelmingly) to be summer 2013's most anticipated.
Even better, we'll be heading up to the Toronto set very shortly to get the goods on production from Cassie Clare herself - along with director Harald Zwart and the series' principle castmembers Lily Collins (Clary Fray), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace Wayland), Robert Sheehan (Simon Lewis), Kevin Zegers (Alec Lightwood), Jemima West (Isabelle Lightwood) and Godfrey Gao (Magnus Bane) - and we'd love to hear what you'd like to know from the stars! Get More »
Fans of Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series will agree that casting for the "City of Bones" movie has been one hellaciously long process. Consider this: The first actor announcement came down nearly two years ago.
However, as the spiffy new official movie website for "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" now shows, there are very few spaces left open on the casting roster. In fact, this week "The Tudors" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers might've nabbed the biggest opening left (he's reportedly in talks to star as Valentine Morgenstern, the brainy and sadistic arch-villain of the series). Get More »
The last big holdout for "The Mortal Instruments" casting has finally been announced!
Alec Lightwood — that soft-spoken Nephilim whose only real fears are spiders and lost love — will be portrayed by "Gossip Girl" star (and frequenter of the horror genre) Kevin Zegers, Just Jared has now confirmed.
Alec, of course, is the older brother of Isabelle Lightwood (who'll be portrayed by Jemima West) in Cassandra Clare's novel "City of Bones," and the character has an eye for his adoptive brother Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower). So, he's not exactly a big fan of the girl who comes into the picture in the story, Clary Fray (Lily Collins). Get More »
The cast of Screen Gems' adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is coming together at a snail's pace, but, with less than six weeks until production begins, the news is slowly but surely trickling down. While we're still on edge to find out who (seriously, who?!) will portray Simon and Alec, two new names have now joined the fold.
Kevin Durand ("Real Steel," "Lost") and Robert Maillet ("Sherlock Holmes," "Immortals") — both equal parts muscle and menace — are now locked in to portray the characters Emil Pangborn and Samuel Blackwell, a pair of nefarious cronies from Valentine Morgenstern's Circle, reports Variety. Get More »
Since the beginning of time, books have been a conduit of learning, a cornerstone of human communication and, most important of all, the primary source for awesome movies.
Just check out the new Robert Pattinson vehicle "Water for Elephants," based on Sara Gruen's bestseller, if you don't believe us -- only a true literary genius could have ever dreamed up that gravity-defying head of hair.
And considering that some of the most beloved movies of the past decade have come straight off of the page -- "Harry Potter, "Twilight" and "The Lord of the Rings" just to name a few -- the marriage between books and film has never been stronger. Get More »
Hollywood is all about finding the next hot thing, whether that's a script, an actor, a director, a genre (vampires anyone?) or the ultimate discovery, a lucrative film series.
The seven "Harry Potter" movies have so far netted over $6 billion, while the first three installments of "The Twilight Saga" have earned just under $1.8 billion. That's nearing "Oprah" money, people! (As opposed to "Potter," which is nearing "Zuckerberg" money... but we'd rather be Oprah.)
And that's not even counting all the licensing and swag sales... you gotta figure another few hundred thousand in Edward Cullen lunchboxes alone.
Studio executives would happily hand over their firstborns to the Volturi for a lead on "the next 'Twilight' franchise" (trust me, I've prank-called). That's because finding such a rarity is about as easy as winning the lottery. Get More »
Every wonder what Clary Fray likes the best about her own story?
Sure, there are a ton of cool fight scenes to look forward to, but "The Mortal Instruments" star Lily Collins is looking forward to more than just fisticuffs as she delves into the first installment of Cassandra Clare's series of supernatural novels, "City of Bones."
"Clary's journey is all about self-discovery," Collins tells Hollywood Crush. "There's the moment when she discovers she is the one -- there's this thing called the Mortal Cup, which is what everyone's searching for -- and she finds she's the only one who knows where it is because she draws it in a book."
Read more about Collins' journey into the gritty, gothic world of "The Mortal Instruments" at Hollywood Crush.
The "Mortal Instruments" cast is finally being conjured!
Fans of Cassandra Clare's series of dark fantasy novels are certainly feeling the magic today, as Deadline reports that Lily Collins has been cast in the lead role of Clarissa 'Clary' Fray, a teenager who finds her life a little less mundane after she witnesses a bizarre murder at a New York City club. Get More »
As "Twilight" gets ready to ride off into the sunset, yet another young-adult supernatural book series is hoping to scare up some business at the box office.