Lily Collins Talks Intense Training For ‘The Mortal Instruments’ With Static

claryWho said being Clary Fray was easy right? Miss Lily Collins recently spoke with static multimedia about the intense training she had to endure, three months before ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ went into production last August, and training during filming. Which included a variety of stunts.

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Are you fearless like your character?

I would like to think that I am feisty and fearless. My mom and I travelled to many countries when I was growing up, and I have jumped off a cliff in Paraguay, and jumped off a cliff to go swimming, and I swam with sharks. So, I would like to think that I have done some things. I think I like to take risks, not be unsafe, but like take as many risks as I can.

Are you good in unexpected dangerous situations?

I’ve done enough martial arts training now and I think I would be kind of good in a situation but I try not to put myself in dangerous situations. I think having been able to play some of the characters that are strong females who get thrown into these positions and have to act quickly and I think I have learned kind of a lot from those characters. And also my best friends and the women that surround me in general, are all really strong females in their own way, and witty as well as physically strong. So I think it’s also about how you handle them intellectually and mentally, and if you go through something traumatic, how do you pick yourself up afterwards? That takes a lot of strength as well.

You mentioned training. What did you do?

I trained with a personal trainer for three months prior to filming, and I’ve always been a physical person. I love fitness and stuff, so that wasn’t the hardest part. We did stability and strength training and endurance training, and then with the stunt department, it was the same stunt department who had done Mirror, Mirror. So I really felt close to them, I knew them really well. We did sword fighting, acrobatics, aerial work, mortal combat, martial arts, every day, leading up to filming as well as getting up at maybe 4:30, 5 in the morning before filming to go in the gym and we all went through it together, so we would just get up early and just look at each other and be like, I can’t believe this.

 

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Constantin Film Is Confident In ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’

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Yes, Shadowhunters. Costantin Film is certainly really confident in The Mortal Instruments film franchise. A couple of weeks ago, the studio announced the producon of The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes would begin in the fall. The announcement came four months before the first film in this epic franchise, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, set to hit theaters on August this year.

In a recent statement discussing Constantin Film’s first quarter performance, Chairman of the Management Board, Bernhard Burgener discussed the studio’s confidence in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones when it makes its worldwide release this summer. (Honestly I have no idea what they mean with all that math!)

“We are eagerly awaiting the theatrical release of our international major production “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, which is already being actively discussed today among fans and experts alike.”

What you think? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Merchandise to be sold at Walgreens and CVS

PicMonkey CollagecvsShadowhunters, we might have great news for you. A few days back, executive producer Martin Moszkowicz took over his twitter account to share a picture of several The Mortal Instruments merchandise, in a meeting during Cannes.

Here in the Mortal Minute we have very good eyes, so in case you havent noticed in this picture you can see, way in the back some release dates:

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We can see partially 2 release dates and 2 names of the stores that will carry TMI Merchandise:

Walgreens: Release date July

CVS: Release date August.

Not official statements from this two stores yet, but we will keep an eye open for any new info.

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

Producer Martin Moszkowicz Shares Photo Of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Merchandise

martinThe Mortal instruments: City of Bones excutive producer, Martin Moszkowicz took over twitter to share a photo of City of Bones merchandise that it’s on the way.

Mr. Moszkowicz tweet:

 

 

Click in the picture for a closer look:

Shadowhunters if you look closely, you can see 7 different tshirts, mostlikey to be sold at stores such as Hot Topic. Also you can see the NYC lanscape leggins, a very shadowhunter-like cap, temporary tattoos, notebooks, ruber bracelets, rune neclases, backpacks, among other things.

What are you more excited to get? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

Lily Collins and Sam Clafin On Set Of ‘Love, Rosie’ in Canada May 14, 2013

PicMonkey Collagelove rosieOn May 14th, 2013 night the cast and crew of the film ‘Love, Rosie’ gathered for a late night shoot session in Toronto, Canada. Our very own Lily Collins, who will bring to life strong and independent ‘Rosie Dunne’ in Cecelia Ahern film adaptation for ‘Love, Rosie’ (Also known as ‘Rosie Dunne‘ or ‘Where Rainbows End’ was part of the shooting as well as ‘Catching Fire’ star Sam Clafin, who will play ‘Alex Stewart’, Rosie’s best friend and love of her life.

Here’s a few pictures from the set of ‘Love, Rosie’:

Looks like fandoms collide! Sam Clafin (Finnick Odair) and Lily Collins(Clary Fray) look amazing together! Can’t wait to see on the big screen Alex and Rosie’s love story! Also we encourage you to read the book before you see the movie. It’s beyond amazing. READ SHADOWHUNTERS! READ!

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Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot Card. Day #18 Seelie Queen and Meliorn

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Over the past couple of months, The Mortal Instruments / The Infernal Devices fans have been treated to the sight of the amazing art work of Cassandra Jean, including her Shadwhunter-inspired Tarot Cards.

Cassandra as revealed that, thanks to a colaboration with Cassandra Jean, every day for the next 84 days she will be sharing the complete deck, which Jean has now completed, in order.

“Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … eighty-four? days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have.”

 

Tarot Card #18 Seelie Queen and Meliorn

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“We’ve moved on from the Major Arcana to the minor Arcana — the first suit is the suit of Rings, which takes the place of the suit of Pentacles. The Ace of Rings shows Meliorn and the Seelie Queen: the rings are the gold leaf rings the Seelie Queen gives to Clary and Simon in Lost Souls so they can hear each other’s thoughts.

All the Rings in this suit are family rings except this card, and one other.”

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Cassandra Clare Talks ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Movie and ‘Magisterium’ Series With Bookish

magisteriumOur friends from Bookish had the chance to sit down and talk with Miss Cassandra Clare about The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and the Magisterium series–that she’s co-writing with Holly Black in this new interview.

Bookish Interview:

“Ten years ago, Cassandra Clare was a “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” fan fiction writer. Now, she’s the bestselling author of “The Mortal Instruments”series, with the movie adaptation of the first novel, “City of Bones,” releasing in theaters August 23. Clare spoke with Bookish about the parts of “City of Bones” she was committed to keeping in the movie, the use of “mundane” in both her books and pop culture, her forthcoming “Magisterium Series” with Holly Black and her blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo.”

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Bookish: “The Mortal Instruments” has several more mature jokes and darker themes–a departure from a lot of YA, which keeps things fairly clean. How does that more mature sensibility translate to the movie?

Cassandra Clare: It’s interesting, because you never know how something is going to be digitally realized until the director puts it on film. [The movie’s] got a very dark sensibility–gritty urban fantasy, which I really like.

Bookish: Are there any scenes in particular you feel express that?

CC: Yeah! I think that they did a great job with Magnus Bane’s party. And also the club scene that opens the book, where Clary and Simon first go to [Pandemonium], the first time she sees the Shadowhunters. For me, urban fantasy has always been about the marriage of modernity and fantasy, and I think that captures it very well visually in the film.

Bookish: How did you feel about Lily Collins getting cast? She’s a great actress but doesn’t look a ton like how Clary’s described in the books–redheaded, freckled. Was that difficult to adjust to?

CC: Lily is the only one I wasn’t involved in casting; she was attached to the project when Sony picked it up. I went and watched “The Blind Side,” and really loved her [in it]. And she actually does have freckles! As a person who’s covered in freckles myself, it’s one of those things where… If you’re a star in Hollywood they cover up the freckles with foundation whenever you do photo shoots and everything. And I was so happy, because she got those freckles in there, and I think they’re completely cute. You can see them a bit.

We’re really lucky to have [Collins in “City of Bones”]. Not only is she in every project going on right now–she’s one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood–but she really was a big fan of the books before she started on the project, so she brought a lot to Clary in that way. I think that the reason they didn’t dye her hair bright red was she’d had her hair dyed for four different movie roles before that. They were going back and forth, like, “We could have her wear a wig, or we could put a red rinse on her hair, but we can’t really do the bleaching and dyeing, or it’ll all fall out.” I figured, you know, as long as she could capture Clary’s bravery and vulnerability, that was more important to me than the exact shade of red for the hair.

Bookish: Right, pick your battles.

CC: Exactly. [laughs] I would’ve felt really bad if her hair had fallen out and it would’ve been my fault!

Bookish: When Jamie Campbell Bower was announced as Jace, many fans were up in arms at first. If you check Tumblr now, they seem like they’ve accepted him, but what was that like initially?

CC: It was probably hardest on Jamie. He talks about it in interviews, but he took things to heart. It made me think about what it must be like as an actor. Because if you’re a writer and you write a story that’s rejected–well, they rejected your story. But as an actor, if you’re being rejected in some way, they’re rejecting the whole of you. It must be really difficult.

When I saw the reaction, I thought, “Well, I was kind of braced for this.” Jace is supposed to be the embodiment of your fantasy, what the boyfriend would be based on all my favorite literary characters. He’s supposed to be incredibly talented and incredibly funny and good-looking, so everyone’s got their different idea of what that looks like. So, you just have to remember that this happened when they cast Robert Pattinson in “Twilight,” and when they cast Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth [in “The Hunger Games”].

Bookish: It’s definitely one of those “you know you’ve made it” moments, when people get that bent out of shape.

CC: Yes! It’s one of those things where [you think], “Well, I guess it’s a good thing in disguise.”

Bookish: You started out as a fanfic author, writing the “Very Secret Diaries” series for “Lord of the Rings.” What’s been the biggest adjustment for you since you’ve developed your own avid fanbase, having once been such a huge fan of someone else’s work?

CC: When I was a big fan of “Lord of the Rings” and whatnot, you kind of think of these creations as not having been created by a person so much as existing; they feel real to you. To be on the other side of it, you think, oh my gosh, these stories were created by just one person–in this case, me–and it’s strange. You’re like, “Oh, it’s not that it was created by a faceless conglomerate, it’s actually the work of individual people.” Also, having been a fan, I come to it sometimes from a fan’s perspective: “If I were a fan of this material, what would I want? Would I want to see scenes that were cut from the material? Would I want a sneak peek of the next book, or drawings of characters?”

Looks like great things await for miss Cassandra Clare and Miss Holly Black!!!! What you think? Are you excited for Miss Clare new projecs?? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

Cassandra Clare To Sign ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Movie Tie-Ins On Friday, May 31

PicMonkey CollageLast month it was annouced that our queen and writer extraordinare would be signing copies of the ‘City of Bones’ movie tie-ins at Book Expo America (BEA). Now Book Expo America has  released the official signing schedule.

Miss Cassandra Clare will be signing on:

Friday, May31 from 3 pm – 4 pm at Table 5.

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Autographing Session: Cassandra Clare

Date: Friday, May 31
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Table 5

Author/Participant:Cassandra Clare

Description:
Soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August.

Books:

City of Bones (move tie-in edition) Soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August. -Published By: Simon & Schuster 07/13

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Merchandise: ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Bookmark By Trends International

PicMonkey CollageThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is now only 100 days away, and to add the excitment of the day, our friends from Trends International just announced another TMI related merchandise.

This time, we get a glimpse of one of (we hope) several bookmarks that will be released in the summer due the film’s release.

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Here’s the product details:

City of Bones – Book Cover

In Stock Date: 06/30/2013
Territory: US/CAN
Language: Trilingual
Size: 1.5625 x 0.2 x 5.875
UPC: 663542553467

There’s no yet info about the product public release but the most likely is that it’s going to be available in stores such as Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Hot Topic, Walmart, Target and others.

We will keep you posted!

 

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

 

 

Lily Collins and Sam Claflin Film ‘Love, Rosie’ In Toronto

sammmmmmmmmmmmLily Collins gets into character on the set of her upcoming film Love, Rosie on Monday (May 13) in Toronto, Canada.

Thanks to our friends from Just Jared Jr. We have for you some exclusive pictures from the set:

Here’s a synopsis of the book-to-film adaptation:

In the film, Rosie Dunne and her best friend Alex take a leap of faith, both on life and on each other, when they decide to go to America together to attend University. But fate has other plans for Rosie who discovers that she is pregnant after a crazy night out with the most popular boy in school.  She encourages Alex to go without her, hopeful that she’ll catch up with him eventually. Over the next twelve years, their lives change dramatically but the undeniable connection remains. At the back of Rosie’s mind is always the question, what if fortune had taken another turn and they were meant to be more than just good friends. When ultimately presented with the opportunity, will they gamble everything for the chance to be together?

PEREZHILTON….no….just no… Seriously?

Are you excited for Miss Collins new movie?? yes? Well, please read the book before you watch the movie!

Love, Rosie By Cecelia Ahern  you can get it at Barnes and Noble for only $7.99!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)