‘Mortal Instruments’ Update: To Be Rebooted as TV Series

By Sarah Tejares | 3 years ago
‘Mortal Instruments’ Update: To Be Rebooted as TV Series
Lily Collins speaking at the 2013 WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

A fantasy novel written by Cassandra Clare, "Mortal Instruments," will be back but in theaters, but as TV series. Read on for further details.

From the previous reports, "Mortal Instruments" was announced in the works. However, last Oct. 12, 2014, Variety reported that the German production company, Constantin Film, announced that the fantasy novel will be continued as a TV show. It is also the same company that is responsible for "Resident Evil."  

The reason why it took too long for a new  sequel to unfold  is due to the disappointing box-office performance of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,"  according to LA Times.   "City of Bones" was released in movie theaters in August 2013, which stars Lily Collins, who played the role of  a teenager who discovers that she is part of a clan of demon chasers.

"City of Bones" received 12 percent rating from the critics of Rotten Tomatoes. Its box office grossed only to $31 million at the domestic box office $59 million overseas. 

Constantin Film said the franchise would continue.TV head Martin Moszkowicz explained to The Hollywood Reporter (THR) why they are pursuing the project.

"It actually makes sense to do [the novels] as a TV series. There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the 'Mortal Instruments' film. In the series we'll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth," said Moszkowicz to THR.

For further announcement about “Mortal Instruments,” keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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