Movie News: City of Ashes Movie Being Delayed!

So it was announced today that the sequel to the recently released 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' movie would no longer begin filming in September. Don't worry! Cassandra Clare herself took to tumblr after hearing the news from twitter (bit awkward) and confirmed it was "not cancelled, delayed". 

Clare posted an article from 'The Wrap' saying, "The decision to delay “City of Ashes” was made several days ago after Constantin spoke with its international distributors at the Toronto International Film Festival, Moszkowicz told The Wrap. While Constantin is committed to making the sequel, the company did not want to rush into production with an unfinished screenplay, preferring to take the time to get right."

She went on to post
"Delays happen in the movie biz... I never thought they’d make the first movie. I literally assumed it would be cancelled up until the moment of the premiere.
Speaking for myself —and honestly, for readers and fans, too — I think a delay could be good. The draft of the screenplay I saw for the first time last week was very far from the book City of Ashes, and if they’d really started shooting in September there wouldn’t have been time to change it. From the limited amount I know, it seems to me better to take the time to get it right than to rush ahead."

Personally I agree with the delay. It seems better to make a movie that would make the books proud than one that was made just to keep up the franchise. Though it means waiting longer I am totally willing to wait for it.
There are issues though. Page to Premiere wrote, "The issue with a delay is that actors and others involved may move on to other projects during the interim, causing the film to be delayed even more, and possibly put into “movie limbo” (read: never be made). However, we’re all hoping that won’t be the case."

Only time will tell but I hope it works out for the best. Have faith the movie will be made!


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