Production of The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes to Resume in 2014

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Everybody, let’s join hands and let out a big sigh of relief — production for the sequel to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is scheduled to restart!

Fans of the franchise were heartbroken to learn that there was an indefinite delay on City of Ashes because of the hit the studio took at the box office with the first film. (The movie had a $60 million budget, with Sony putting up an estimated $60 million more for promotions; the flick only garnered $31 million domestically.) Fortunately, The Hollywood Reporter brings us some positive news: Constantin’s Head of Film Martin Moszkowicz says, “The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going. It’s been overwhelmingly positive, in contrast to some other YA titles.”

He continues, “We are analyzing what we did wrong with the first film — particularly with the positioning and marketing — and what changes we have to make. We are working with a great group of people to reposition the franchise [for City of Ashes].”

Filming is tapped to resume sometime in 2014. Are you freaking out? What’d you think of the first flick? (Here’s our review.) Let us know your thoughts in the opinions below!

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14 Responses to "Production of The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes to Resume in 2014"

  1. Teen.com
    ash says:

    Loved the movie, like the books but the movie was more realistic than the books. I bet I watched the movie a hundred times the chemistry between Clary and Jace was perfect!

  2. Teen.com
    taylor says:

    best movie ive seen!!!! buzzin for city of ashes to come out. the cast are all flawless aw. so excited, hurry ahh!!!

  3. Teen.com
    musfika mishi says:

    I’m so in love with the mortal instruments series and just can’t wait till the next .ovie comes. I keep reading the books over and over and watching the movie over and over. I just can’t wait for the movies. And find out the amazing story. I will be only person who will be so goddamn happy I’d the movie comes out..

  4. Teen.com
    scarlet6 says:

    i really loved city of bones and i just cant wait till the next one.

  5. Teen.com
    sande says:

    This is my fave movie love it so much please hurry up with thenext one

  6. Teen.com
    Kat says:

    Yes, so happy they didn’t quit, loved the first movie and I bet I’ll like the 2nd one even more. I love the cast JCB was perfect!

  7. Teen.com
    alendria henry says:

    Omg I can’t wait for city of ashes to come out I’m so looking forward to watching that movie

  8. Teen.com
    Isabella says:

    Did you really kiss?

  9. Teen.com
    Lena says:

    O my God! Thank you so much! I was so bummed out when it was announced that it was delayed, so this is great news! I love The Mortal Instruments franchise and can’t wait to see City of Ashes!

  10. Teen.com
    Sammy says:

    I still need to see the first one!

  11. Teen.com
    Vanessa says:

    Words cannot begin to explain how extremely HAPPY I am that City of Ashes will continue!! The first movie was EXCELLENT (in my honest opinion) And the cast were FLAWLESS too! I would have gotten extremely mad if City of Ashes would have been cancelled! Good thing they changed their mind and the fans fought for City of Ashes to continue! Kind of reminds me of Twilight when they wanted to change Taylor Lautner for someone else, the fans fought for him and he stayed, and he is the best Jacob! Freaking outtttt indeed! :’D

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