Despite it’s tepid performance at the box office, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones producers have decided to move forward with the sequel, City of Ashes. The second film had originally been put on hold, and fans were unsure if we’d ever see it in the theater. Executive producer Martin Moskowicz had this to say on bringing the sequel to the big screen:
“The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going,” Moszkowicz told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s been overwhelmingly positive, in contrast to some other YA titles.”
“We are analyzing what we did wrong with the first film — particularly with the positioning and marketing — and what changes we have to make. We are working with a great group of people to reposition the franchise [for City of Ashes].”
Moszkowicz suggested one reason for City of Bones’ misfire may have been a marketing campaign that was too narrowly focused on teenage fans, to the detriment of Clare’s 20- and 30-something readers.
“The readers of Mortal Instruments are older than you might think,” he said. “That may have been one issue in our marketing, that we focused too much on a very young audience segment.”
Source: THR | Photo: Teen.com
Harry Potter fans are ecstatic today as it was revealed the J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers have cut a deal to bring Rowling’s book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the silver screen. While Fantastic Beasts is not actually a Harry Potter book, it does take place in the same universe and discusses the supernatural beasts in that world.
“‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” Rowling said in a statement. “The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.”
One big change this time around is that Rowling is actually going to be writing the screenplay for the film. This is a first for her but her reasoning was this:
Rowling, who has never written a screenplay before, said she wanted to because “the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ realized by another writer was difficult.”
Look for other merchandise based on the book, as well.
Confession: I haven’t read it. Does that make me a terrible Harry Potter fan?
Sources: LA Times, B&N
It never even saw the light of production, heard ‘cut’ yelled across set, or heard a scream in a sound stage. The follow up movie to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, has been shut down before it even started production. Due to low numbers from the first film, Sony has decided to ‘delay’ production of City of Ashes…indefinitely.
We here at justjmac are indefinitely saddened by this delay. Besides one or two slightly corny bits it was a quite pleasant movie to watch. Now, I don’t know if one could follow it if they hadn’t read the books but still… they should just go ahead and make it for our sake.
Sorry for the 5 week hiatus. From Jmac packing up and saying ‘adios’ to L.A., Sarah & Chris’ new bun in the oven, Ashley starting a new job as a teacher (good job, Ash!) and …oh you know, Lindsay and April both have their hands full with 3 kids, its just been one crazy summer. That being said, look for some posts coming up!
Sad, Sad news in the relationship world this summer for all ‘The Vampire Diaries’ stars it seems! People.com is reporting that Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) and wife, Torrey Devitto (TVD and Pretty Little Liars) are getting divorced after 2 years of marriage. I met them both last year and they were SO adorable in real life together! Here’s what People has to say about it:
The couple “have decided to amicably split. They will continue to remain good friends,” his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
The Vampire Diaries star, 31, and Pretty Little Liars actress, 29, met in 2007 on the set of their film Killer Movie. They were married in a private ceremony in New York City in April 2011.
Yesterday we THINK Katy Perry announced her new album ‘Prism” will be releasing on 10-22-13! A huge GOLD semi truck was spotted driving around LA! None other than Adam Lambert snapped a picture of it! I for one am a huge Katy fan and am excited to hear more about this! photo credit by Adam Lambert
Actress Emma Roberts, 22, was arrested for domestic violence after an altercation with her boyfriend, Evan Peters, 26, on July 7, 2013 in Montreal, Canada.
Peters (American Horror Story, Kickass) had noticeable bite marks and a bloody nose.
Emma was released from jail several hours later after Peters decided not to press charges.