Sunday, October 10, 2010

Movie Notes--Mortal Instruments Series

Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare is that much closer to becoming a movie. Here's a snippet from an article I found on

Mortal Instruments' fans received some great movie news this evening Tweeted from the newly married Cassandra Clare. Sony Pictures has teamed up with Constantin Film and Unique Features to develop City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series into a motion picture film. The specific branch of Sony taking on the project is Screen Gems. Screen Gems has developed popular fantasy/thrillers in the past such as the Underworld movies and the Resident Evil movies. Their most recent film is Easy A, which stars Zombieland’s Emma Stone. Clare admits she thinks Stone could be a great Clary.

Jessica Postigo wrote the script and it only covers the content from City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. Anyone who was concern with circulating rumors that any of the books could be combined can rest easy tonight

Also, The Dark Divine by Bree Despain:

Per Variety Ralph Winter (X-Men) and Terry Botwick have acquired rights to Bree Despain's three-book young adult series through their 1019 Entertainment banner. Whitney Thomas, an exec at 1019, will also produce.

And, Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely, info from her website:

Production Studio: Wild West Picture Show Productions
Screen Writer: Caroline Thompson, writer of A Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and Edward Scissorhands
Director: Kimberly Peirce. Past directing credits include Stop-Loss and Boys Don't Cry.
Rating: PG-13

Status: The screenplay is in the final stages of completion.

Most of these are in early stages of development, so I doubt they'll be out soon. But, it's good to keep track!

Plus, there's a Disney Channel Original Movie this Fall based on Meg Cabot's Avalon High. Britt Robertson from "Life Unexpected" and "Dan in Real Life" plays the main character.

Have a great long weekend!

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