"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" was a box office disappointment last year, delaying production of its sequel, "City of Ashes." But fans of the Cassandra Clare YA books will still have a chance to see an adaptation of the series, which is set to move to the small screen as a TV show.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that "The Mortal Instruments" is being developed by production company Constantin Film as "a high-end drama series," which will begin production next year. No network is attached to the project yet.
When it bowed in 2013, "The Mortal Instruments," which starred Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, banked only $31 million at the domestic box office, a disappointing total that put its big screen follow-up on an indefinite hold. But now, Martin Moszkowicz, head of film and TV projects at Constantin, tells THR that a television adaptation will be more beneficial to Clare's stories.
"It actually makes sense to do (the novels) as a TV series," Moszkowicz told the trade. "There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the 'Mortal Instruments' film. In the series we'll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth."
Moszkowicz also revealed plans for Constantin to develop some of its other properties for the small screen, including hit sci-fi/horror franchise "Resident Evil." No word yet on a timeline for that project.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter, h/t The Dissolve]
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