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.

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Makes it to Moviefone’s List of Most Anticipated Summer Movies

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MovieFone has named The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones one of the most-anticipated movies of Summer 2013 for action and family fil categories.

Action and Superheroes

‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’

Release Date: August 23
Who’s in It: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
What It’s About: When her mom is attacked by a demon and taken from their home, an “ordinary” teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past on her quest to get her back.
Why We’re Excited: This movie has so much hype around it, we can’t even put it into words. Prepare yourself for a “Twilight”-like reaction, folks!

Family and Animation

‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’

Release Date: August 23
Who’s in It: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
What It’s About: Clary Fray, a 15-year-old New Yorker, realizes that she can see supernatural creatures no one else can. When her mother (Lena Headey) is mysteriously kidnapped, she steps into an underground world of Shadowhunters — fierce (and gorgeous) demon slayers, vampires, werewolves, and more.
Why We’re Excited: Best-selling young adult books don’t always translate into popular movie franchises, but if anything has an excellent shot of joining the “Hunger Games,” “Twilight,” and “Harry Potter” level of hysteria, it’s Cassandra Clare’s hugely beloved paranormal series. There’s supernatural suspense, pulse-quickening romance, and enough action to satisfy teens and adults alike.
What you think? Sound off in the comments!
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VIDEO: First Look of Lily Collins in ‘The English Teacher’

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Before we get to see Lily Collins as our very own Clary Fray in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on Aug. 23, Ms.Collins stars as Hallie Ander in The English Teacher alongside Julianne Moore and Michael Angarano.

The English Teacher is out May 17,2013 in the US.

Check out the Official Trailer:

Are you going to see the movie? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena (Site Founder)

TID MOVIE NEWS: Sthephanie Sanditz to Write ‘Clockwork Angel’ Screenplay, Search For Director Underway

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The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Constantin Films has thrown into development Infernal Devices, an adaptation of the spin-off book series written by Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare, and has hired Stephanie Sanditz to write the screenplay.

They have also reported that the search for a director is underway:

“Young adult franchise hopeful The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones doesn’t open until August 23, but Constantin Films is already working on a prequel.

The company has thrown into development Infernal Devices, an adaptation of the spin-off book series written by Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare, and has hired Stephanie Sanditz to write the screenplay.

Mortal Instruments, a best-selling series of fantasy romance books, centers on a young girl who discovers she is part of a hidden race of angels known as Shadowhunters locked in a battle with warlocks and vampires called Downworlders.

Infernal Devices is set in Victorian England and sees a new teen girl plunged into a journey of adventure and self-discovery. The books feature the ancestors of many Mortal Instruments characters as well as some character overlap.

Three books, titled Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess, have been published.

Constantin is also on the hunt for a director to bring on Infernal Devices.”

 

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones isn’t set to hit theaters until Aug. 23, but Constantin Film is already hard at work on the prequel series. THANK GOD.

What you think? Sound off in the comments!

 

By Pamela Pena (Site Founder)

 

 

The Mortal Minute Exclusive PHOTOS (Part 2): Mortal Instruments Cast in WonderCon March 30, 2013

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As we promised, The Mortal Minute has for you a new set of Exclusive photos of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones panel at WonderCon in Anaheim, Calif., March 30, 2013

Enjoy, and don’t forget that only The Mortal Minute brings you the most amazing exclusives!

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