Clary Fray Lands On SciFiNow’s List of Top 10 Strong Female Characters In Urban Fantasy

dfadfdsfdsfSciFiNow just realeased a list of ‘Top 10 Strong Femal Characters In Urban Fantasy’ and our very own Clary Fray made it into this Top 10 list!

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“Clary Fray is raised as a normal girl but when her mother is kidnapped by demons, she’s quickly inducted into the world of the Shadowhunters: demon-slayers who have angelic blood. Clary is easy to root for since she’s incredibly caring and determined, usually putting herself in danger for the greater good. Her stubborn and sarcastic nature proves more than a match for love interest Jace.”

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Cassandra Clare Shares New ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ Snippet

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Cassandra Clare teased us with yet another City of Heavently Fire Snippet in her Tumblr account. The final installment of the international bestselling The Mortal Instruments, out in March of 2014.

The snippet features Clary and Sebastian/Jonathan:

His eyes shone when he looked at her, green as spring grass.

He has always had green eyes, said the voice in her head.People often marvel at how much alike you are, he and your mother and yourself. His name is Jonathan and he is your brother; he has always protected you.

Somewhere in the back of Clary’s mind she saw black eyes and whip marks, but she didn’t know why. He’s your brother. He’s your brother, and he’s always taken care of you.

Shadowhunters, what you think? What are you theories?

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

Lily Collins Speaks ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Ups And Downs With The Hollywood Reporter

hollywoodOur very own Clary Fray, Miss Lily Collins recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter to promote her upcoming film The English Teacher. Among the topics discussed was The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, where miss Collins addressed the ups and downs throughout the process of finally bringing City of Bones to the big screen.

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THR: You’ve been attached to Mortal Instruments through a lot of ups and downs. Was that ever disheartening to you — and as an extension of that — how rewarding was it when you finally got to film it?

LC:  I’m a big believer that everything happens for a reason. I knew that by it going through this process, it was gonna come out at the end of it with the appropriate team, the right people involved. I had been a firm believer in the story. I was a fan before I was cast, so it’s something that I’ve been passionate about before really being involved in. I didn’t wanna pass up the opportunity to be able to play this heroine that I’ve admired and I just knew that I believed in the studio that has it, Constantin. I believe in the producers at Constantin and I know that they have a really good taste level when it comes to the creative side. I knew that they wouldn’t put it somewhere where it didn’t belong, so I just didn’t know with timing. I just prayed that it wouldn’t come to the time when they were ready to shoot and I was doing something else ‘cause I thought, “I can’t have it get to this point and then not be able to do it.” I was very fortunate of the timing of everything. I couldn’t be prouder of the project. I’m so excited for people to see it. I really think Harald [Zwart] did an amazing job of taking what could’ve been a CGI-heavy, action-packed reliant film and really made it about heart and character and emotion. Special effects are just the icing on top. I think, as well as hopefully pleasing the fans of the series, we’re going to invite new people in and make them obsessed with the story as well.

THR: Are you attached to star in the rest of the adaptations beyond City of Bones?

LC: Yes. I mean, it just depends on — you kind of have to see how the first one goes. As with any potential franchise, you just leave it up to kind of the fans and to see what happens with the first one and you hope. I signed on because I love Clary and I would want to play her for as long as I can. At the end of the day, you have to kind of step back and remove yourself and go, “OK, we’ll we just have to see what happens” and you go along with the flow. I think all of us would really love to play characters for as long as the fans will have it.

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

Merchandise: First Look At ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Posters By Trends International

trendsShadowhunters, while we wait for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones release in August, there’s a ton of merchandise coming up in the following months. So I guess we can treat ourselves a little bit while we wait.

Our gals from Trends International released the first look of 3 amazing posters coming up at a US/Canada retailer near you.

 

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Contents:

RP6438 – 15 Units
RP6455 – 10 Units
RP2164 – 15 Units

Territory: US/CN
Language: Trilingual
Size: 14″ x 45″ x 5″
UPC: 017681654514
Categories:
  • Posters
  • Pre-Packs

 

The three posters in the pre-pack include two with the principal cast of characters and the other poster features the City of Bones book cover.

The poster on the left features (from left to right), Simon (Robert Sheehan), Clary (Lily Collins) and Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) in front of what looks to be the portal seen in the trailers. Underneath the title of the film is displayed.

The poster on the right features our principal characters (from left to right)–Isabelle (Jemima West), Simon (Robert Sheehan), Clary (Lily Collins), Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Alec (Kevin Zegers)–with an Angelic Power rune behind them. The tagline “A World Hidden Within Our Own” appears above them.

No official word yet on when we will get hold of this posters, or how much they will go for. But usally we get to see this type of posters in stores such as K-Mart, Walmart and Target. They usually go from $4-7.

We will keep you updated as soon as more information is out in the internet.

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!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

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.”

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

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)

Sony Pictures Launches ‘Clary Fray’ Pinterest Page

CLARYYet again, Sony Picture amaze us with another marketing strategy: Clary Fray’s Pinterest Page. The Pinteres page features Clary Fray’s interests, mainly art and art supplies.

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Here are some sketches featured in the “My Art” board:

Make sure you follow our very own Clary Fray on Pinterest!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

New Footage From ‘The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones’ To Be Screened at Cannes Film Festival

cannesMr. Harald Zwart sat down with a couple of Norwegian sites to talk mostly of the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie adaptation. And according to Norwegian site VG.NO footage from the highly anticipated adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival which runes from May 15 to 26 in Cannes, France.

According to Vg.no :

“The first taste pieces of film number one in the series will be shown at the film festival in Cannes later in May.”

Director Mr. Harald Zwart will return to direct the sequel, which begins production this fall.

What you think? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

New Photo From ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Featuring Clary and Jocelyn Fray

PicMonkey CollageYesterday, our friends from Sony Pictures shared a new picture from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, in honor of Mother’s Day, featuring our very own Clary Fray (Lily Collins) and Jocelyn Fray (Lena Headey) with the caption: ‘Your Mother Was a Shadowhunter. Like You’

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Does love really knows no bounds? Sound off in the comments!!! And From the staff of The Mortal Minute we wish a very Happy (Late) Mother’s day to all shadowhunter moms.

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)