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Mortal Instruments Prequel Planned
Infernal Devices in development

14 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Long gone are the days when studios waited to see how the first instalment of a hoped-for franchise did before considering work on the next; now it’s all feeding the machine before the initial film is even in cinemas. In the case of The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (not due to hit here until August), that also includes developing a prequel.

Yes, Constantin Film, which owns the rights to Cassandra Clare’s full range of Mortal Instruments novels, has put actress/writer Stephanie Sanditz to the task of adapting Clare’s spin-off prequel Infernal Devices.

While the first Instruments film will see present-day heroine Clary Fray (Lily Collins) discovering the hidden world of half-angel demon hunters and her vital role in it, Devices is set in Victorian England and sees a different girl set on a journey of self-discovery. Many of the characters in Devices are ancestors of people we’ll meet in Instruments, so it all ties together.

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones also features Jamie Campbell-Bower, Lena Headey, Aidan Turner, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jared Harris and will be out here on August 23. Check out the trailer below. Anyone out there excited already at the prospect of a prequel?


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Great books, SHOULD be a great movie!
I adore both series of these books, both have strong stories and engaging characters, they are as much about the demons and the action as they are about the love triangles and trysts so there's a lot here for guys and not just girls as many would presume! I'm hoping that COB is successful enough to green light TID and that they can successfully fill the Potter void and stand proudly next to Hunger Games as proof that there is not only merit in YA stories but that their film counterparts can be More

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Can't wait
I can't wait for this! The Infernal Devices are even better than The Mortal Instruments books so this is great news! More

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