Big new happened in the Shadowhunter fandom today, not exactly good but not all bad. The Wrap have reported that City of Ashes has been delayed at this current moment. Reasons vary as to why it has been delayed, one was the box office which grossed $60 million worldwide, its not a bad amount though since TMI opened on a bad week when schools nationwide started. Another reason was the screenplay which wasn’t fully done and to its best potential.
Check what Martin Moszkowicz the films executive producer told thewrap.com about City of Ashes :
“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,” said executive producer Martin Moszkowicz of Constantin. “‘The Mortal Instruments’ series has an incredibly loyal and ardent fan base and is a bestselling 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.”
Stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Kevin Zegers had signed on to return, while Sigourney Weaver had also been expected to join the ensemble.
The decision to delay “City of Ashes” was made several days ago after Constantin spoke with its international distributors at the Toronto International Film Festival, Moszkowicz told TheWrap. While Constantin is committed to making the sequel, the company did not want to rush into production with an unfinished screenplay, preferring to take the time to get right.
Don’t worry just yet Shadowhunters, stay tuned to fandomsnews for more information regarding City of Ashes.
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