Thursday, 18 June 2009

News: Mortal Instruments Movie in Development?

According to Sci Fi Wire, a movie based on Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series is in development. Here's what the article says:

Nearly one year after forming Unique Features with a three-year first-look deal at Warner Brothers, former New Line executive Bob Shaye and his longtime partner Michael Lynne have assembled a slate of films that includes animation, sci-fi and fantasy.

The Mortal Instruments, based on a best-selling young-adult fantasy trilogy by Cassandra Clare, about a young girl who inherited an ability to see and interact with a clan of supernatural spirits.

What do you guys think? Is it a good idea? I had a feeling this one would be next on the list of book-to-movie adaptations... it's just so good!

88 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love this series so much that I'm kind of hesitant to see it on the big screen. I think it's going to be hard to pull off.

Khy said...

If they do, they better find a hot Jace or I will be mad. xD

I dunno how good this would turn out though. There's a lot of background info in the books and I can't see how they'd fit all that into the movie so it would make sense.

Liyana said...

I love this series, but no... I don't think a movie adaptation would be good. There'd be some, okay, maybe a lot of controversy surrounding it. And I dunno, can anyone live up to my expectations of looking as hot as Jace does in my mind? :P

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Omg I would die if they make these books into movies, it might not come out the greatest, but who knows just look at Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? Their's a chance it could be awesome and I'd love to c all the characters come to life, especially Jace ;)

Danielle said...

The only guy I'd see fit to play Jace is Alex Pettyfer, unless they find some super HOT guy. And, I'm a little hesitant to see how they'll come out. I meant no one can make a movie as good as the MI books.

Amy said...

OH PLEASE NO!!!! They can't destroy the image I have in my mind of jace!!!!!

_Decode_ said...

I am a little hesitant about them making a movie out of the books, especially if they're talking just ONE movie for all three. There's no way they can pull that off! Besides, then we've have a whole other group of "Book Fans" vs. "Movie Fans", and I have enough trouble with the Twilight people!

Steph Su said...

I think this was high time that this series was adapted, and I agree: this one was just begging to be adapted, especially with the hype Twilight received. Although I don't know how I feel about them casting a real person as Jace...

Kate said...

I plan to read this series as it sounds really good. I can't watch a film unless I've read the book version first usually :)

Diana said...

dying to see these books made into three movies (can't squeeze it all into one)I don't think the Jace/Clary relationship is soemthing the general public will be ok with so they will probably change that but no book can ever go directly from print to screen. I think I need to rered them again I miss the characters.

Anonymous said...

I love love love these books to death and since i'm a book freak i'm always hesitant to see my favorite stories being put on the big screen. But i do agree with the conditions that, as long as they find a decently hot Jace (and a decently fun Magnus for that matter XD) I think It might be Ok

E.C. Lovett said...

Come on guys . . . If it was Summit Entertainment, or some other 'publicity whore' studio then I could see the need for some worry on the movie front, But this is Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema we're talking about here, they don't need the publicity, they'll do it right, they always do, and just think, this studio has the money to make the movie the best it possibly can be . . . I'm personnally vibrating with excitement, I can't wait!

Rabid Fox said...

I have my fingers crossed on this one. I read like a story meant for the big screen, but Hollywood has such a fantastic track record for ruining film adaptations. "The Golden Compass" should have been a classic film, and look at what we ended up with.

Anonymous said...

I'm a very possessive person, so I'm a bit upset that they're making my favorite book series into the movie. All of the ideas, themes, and emotions are just so hard to capture without using written words. I'm afraid that once it goes up on the big screen all there will be is screaming Jace fangirls that don't care about the plot, the other characters, the angsty tension, etc... I could go on for hours. Hmm... a bit of Twilight de ja vu, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

If they do, WHICH THEY BETTER!! , then they should use Alex Pettyfer as Jace!! I mean come on! Jace is hott(in my mind he is at least) and Alex Pettyfer is who I think of as Jace

Anonymous said...

Honestly after the (what i see as a) dstaster that was the twilight movie. i'm VERY reluctant to be excited about a mortal instraments movie. i just don't see it working. but in my opinion if the people who made lord of the rings were behind it would be amazing. but i doubt that would happen. AND i'll be mad if jace isn't as hot as he should be or if magnus is flambouant enough!!!

Anonymous said...

IDK about a movie,with Twilight they left out funny parts and made Edward TO dark.These books have TONS of funny joke..."Sadowhunter:Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of Our Enemies Since 1234"If they left that out I would be very mad

Book Worm 13 said...

I agree with a lot of people here. But if they want people to actually go and not get mad about the movies as I did at the Twilight movie then they should do what they are doing with the 7th Harry Potter and the Golden Compass movie. SPLIT IT INTO TWO!!! I just got done reading the second of these books and i'm HOOKED!

Anonymous said...

this book would be amazing as a movie, its totally hollywood with the action and romance, but that twist at the end makes it completely different than most of ur average movies, plus seeing it all come to life would be amazing

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! I would LOVE it if these books were made into movies... But you have to find someone who can pull Jace off, he is just so, well Jace, the one we all fell in love with... You have totality answered my prayers. = )

Anonymous said...

I think each book should have there own movie. You can make it like Lord of the Rings where it can be like 3 hours long to get everything in. Then it would tottality kick ass...

Anonymous said...

In the past month i really got hooked on the Mortal Instruments trilogy and i'd love if it were made into a film. The books are just so visually dynamic that it would be a shame not to see it on big screens. And like someone else said the people behind this aren't looking for profit above anything else like Summit, come on it's New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. the people behind harry potter! I'd love to see this fantastic world brought to life. Though i want my view of Magnus to be perfect. He's my favorite!

Anonymous said...

To see Jace come to life would be exciding but very hard, his such a hottie rebel that i can't imagen who can play him (i do see Alex Pettyfer paying him kind of) any way what about Clary who is going to play her,(Im just coming to terms with Kristen playing Bella in Twilight) And Simon, Isabelle goodness Alec aww dang, Or even to get Valentine right and all the other characters. like Magnus his such a great character 300years of personality. BUT if they made a movie ethier way i go see it!

Anonymous said...

If they do make the series into a movie they have to do it right and cassandra clare should be in the production making sure its made the way its ment to be seen

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not...I think it would be okay if Warner Brothers was involved and NOT Summit, because look at HP movies versus Twilight...Harry Potter TOTALLY WINS. And if they don't get Jace right, I'm going to flip out...I think they should get Tom Felton, but only if he looks like this: http://www.polyvore.com/tomfelton/set?id=10221207 Perfect. Same with Magnus, he better be great, and I hope they keep the plot true to the books.

Anonymous said...

Omg! Tis book is amazing, once you start reading you can't stop. It's like you're IN the Book. I would be really amazed if it came up on the Big Screen, It'll Be better then Twilight.

Anonymous said...

The books were absolutly amazing! Anytime a book, that I love, is made into a movie, I don't like it. Making the series into a movie would be nice but it wouldn't live up to anyone's expectations. It might just be me, but when things get left out, I get mad. There is too much that characters reveal the way they think that would disappear. I would still go see it, but I know I'll hate it.

Anonymous said...

please make a movie!!!
the books were SOOO good
and making a movie would just be amazing!

Anonymous said...

please make a movie, as long as it wont ruin the books. they were the best books ive read in a long time.

Anonymous said...

i think its a fantastic idea, IF they can pull it off completely and not leave out half the book like was done on the first Twilight movie. as long as it follow the book, it will be great!

Kaylene said...

Sure give it a try. What can we lose,We still have the books if it bombs.

Anonymous said...

do it. i mean, we can all say that we dont want it to be screwed, but in the end, we'll all end up watching it and to some extent loving it. i mean, even if it is a flop, we can all just re-read the series and re-imagine it...hehe... im for tom felton as jace...=P

Anonymous said...

I think this is the best idea but i might not be able to see it.. i really want to be Clary in the movies.. im only 12.. and im not famous .. but i think that our personalities are the same.. so if anyone is looking for a clary fray call me ;)

Anonymous said...

it will be good if they don't animate it and if they cast Alex Pettyfer as Jace, and they have to cast him b/c he's the only one capable of the role!

Anonymous said...

HELL YES we hu hav red the book will alwayz no how gd he book is but on the big screen it will be gd maybenot sa gd as the books but still

Anonymous said...

If they do a movie, then I hope its broken up into 3 movies. Otherwise, it couldnt be anything more than a movie based oinn a book. However, I think Adam Lambert, from AI would maket he perfect Magnus. Anyone else think so?

Anonymous said...

Omg this would be amaising as a movie! it is my favorite series and it would be even better on the big screen!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ok, jace is loved by everyone. but will the movie really be as good as the book? i mean the book twilight was awsome but the movie left out so many funny quotes. i was really mad, and edward cullen was way to serious in the movie.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I don't think ANY movie will ever be as good as the book counterpart, but that being said I would LOVE to see these books adapted to film.

Anonymous said...

I hear this is a definate, if u go on coming soon.com
These are my fav books, n im hoping will be for a long time.
Alex pettyfer for Jace and Emma Roberts for Clary.

Anonymous said...

Alex Pettyfer would be to thin for Jace.
But i think his hair and skin go so well with it.
i hope they make into a movie!
I would die if they didn't!
(:

Anonymous said...

The books will always be better if a movie comes out, but i would so love to see if they can pull it off.
Many people would love to see the movies!

Anonymous said...

I do hope they make a movie out of it, but will they be able to pull it off? my main concern is the actors that are going to play the characters, and if those actors are even good... :) but, knowing me I'll still watch it even if it sucks

Anonymous said...

i hope they make a movie out of it, but i agree with alot of people when they say they're worried about it being ruined.
I picture all the characters in my mind and
if they didn't fit how i thought they were it would kind of ruin it for me; Like Jace.
I dont want them to ruin Jace!
Either way, ill end up watching the movie.
I'd be too excited not to! (:

Anonymous said...

I prefer if it was tv series. It will last long and more existing.

Anonymous said...

I think there is a very high chance of the books being killed if they are made into the movie. Especially because they'd need a pretty high budget for the first one, which is risky cos they won't know how people are going to react to it.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see these books come to the big screen... if they get a director/producer that is serious about staying true to the books and doing a good job. So many books are made into movies and by the time they are done making the movie thay have changed it so much that the story is barely the same anymore. Like i said, these would make great movies, if they are done right. the story is so amazing that it doesnt need to be changed much, if at all in order to work on the big screen.

Anonymous said...

Yes Yes make it a movie. If it turns out bad, it's not like i have to every watch it again. But it could come out amazing! If they stay true to the story! Pick Jace,Clary and Simon wisely.

Anonymous said...

YES!!!!! they should totally make it a movie!!!
but they have to have Alex Pettyfer as Jace he's totally perfect for the role and he knows how to do combat scenes
I'm a total twilight nut - totally obsessed but i they made these movies right and hold true to the books it would sooo over take twilight
i love the books!!!!! (:

Anonymous said...

Do it!!! But it really has to be more then one movie

Vampirelover1993 said...

OMG OMG...ahhhh I love these books and I would die if they didn't make them into movies!!
I love Jace and I think Alex pettyfer would make a great Jace!!
<3

Anonymous said...

my bff and i are obsessed with these books. jace is hot and soooo funny which if the actor could pull off the character would make the movie great.they should totally make them into movies because they are the most amazing books ever DO IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

I so wished that made more then one movie out of 'Mortal Instrurments'. I would love Mortal Instruments come to life on the big screen. Although, I hope the STAY true to the books. Not ruin it. And get great actors who looks the characters in the book. Many fans would love to see it turned into a movie!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, it would be really awsome if they made a movie about it. But i dont want my mind to change on what i think the character look like, like in twilight i imagined edward a whole lot hotter, but rob pattz did a good job so what i though he looked like changed. And i dont want that to happen with the Jace i imagine in my mind...

Anonymous said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO! :D :D
making this series into a movie will be great. I really HOPE THEY DONT SCREW IT UP. But with a plot that great, how can you?

Jace > Edward. Clary > Bella.

Alex Pettyfer is THE ONLY ONE FOR JACE.

Anonymous said...

I love this series!!! I'm really excited for the movie but i'm also afraid because i think it's an easy movie to really screw up so they'd better do a good job!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! i love love this series!!! it would be absolutely gr8 as a movie a load of people would go c it! but u cant ruin the plot.

Anonymous said...

I think it'd be freaking AWESOME... but I don't see Alex Pettyfer as Jace. He looks it a fair bit, but I'm not sure his acting's up to it. He doesn't have any intensity or angst or jerkiness, you know? Jace is all of those things majorly. He has to be kind of hard to read, too. I like it better when they cast unknowns (or mostly unknowns) as the characters.
I reckon for the whole Jace/Clary relationship they only really need to let the audience know what's really going on there, even if the characters don't. Although that'd kind of untwist a lot of the plot. Meh. Let the screenwriters handle it :D

Anonymous said...

they would just mess it up like they messed up twilight. no matter how hard they work, no movie can ever measure up to the books. the books are amazing and the movie would just ruin the image everyone has already created in their own minds. if they DO make a movie alex pettyfer should be jace and alexz johnson as clary.

Anonymous said...

i realllly hope they make it into a movie!!! even if it does suck! i wana c them try. i love the books soooo much!!!!! and as long as they have a xtremellllly hot Jase i will be happy

Anonymous said...

hi ya! ill be mad if they dont iv been hoping this turned into a movie as soon as i read the books but it is going to be a challenge but idc make sure jace is really hot jace i will be so excited!;)

Anonymous said...

YESSSS!!! ANYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH MORTAL INSTRUMENTS I WILL LOVE!! I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF SHADOWHUNTER WORLD :) LIKE REMEBER THE BOOK AND MOVIE SHOULD BE SEEN AS TWO DIFFERENT AWESOME EXPERINCES!!
PLEASE BE MADE INTO A MOVIE!!

ALEX PETIFYER (OR WHATEVER HIS LAST NAME IS) FOR JACE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I liked the twilight movie way more than the book. To me there was no decent plot line in either the book or the movie, but the movie was fun to watch visually. I think the mortal instruments series would be an awesome movie. I think it would be hard to get the right actors, but if they were good actors then they could probably pull it off. Who knows.

Anonymous said...

I'd personally love to see the books come to life, and I don't know who said it, but whoever said, "Who knows, maybe it could turn out as good as Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter?" I think we should take the chance, even though I too am hesitant about getting my hopes up too high like I did with twilight. I'm sorry but that was a disappointment. So to sum it all up- bring it on. Just don't put all of the books into one movie. That would really suck. Oh, and find someone smoking hot for Jace, maybe Alex Pettyfer. DO NOT CAST EMMA ROBERTS AS CLARY!!! I LIKE EMMA BUT SHE IS NOT CUT OUT FOR CLARY'S PART. Thank you and good night lol =]

Anonymous said...

Oh, and btw- I BETTER not be disappointed since i said yes it should be put into movies. If they don't turn out awesome and suck in comparison to the books like twilight did, i just might sue lol. I <3 YOU JACE!!!! Edward Cullen can go fall in a hole. (Which is kinda funny considering that i've been a HUGE Edward and Jacob fan until I read THIS trilogy. Omg, i just finished the book and my heart is still racing. Clary and Jace 4ever. - peace love and happiness

Anonymous said...

One last thing- that last comment i put down was extremely random. i get that way when i'm excited. i better get off the computer before i completely piss anybody off with my nack for putting down a lot of comments. oh well. l8ter people.

Anonymous said...

I would sceam with joy if this was a movie and they better not ruin it... please have Alex Pettyfer as Jace and Alexz Johnson as Clary if not Alexz please some other beautiful girl but PLEASE Alex Pettyfer as Jace!!!

Anonymous said...

Alex Pettyfer as Jace is a must! He's absolutely and completely PERFECT for the part. Jeremy Irons could do a good job as Valentine or Hodge. Sienna Guillory as Joceyln. Bill from Tokyo Hotel as Magnus would be hilarious. Not too fond of the band, but he looks kind of like Magnus. About the rest of them, dunno.
I would love to see these books become movies. It's by the same people as LOTR, so hopefully it'll be good. We'll see. ;D

Arlene Abelgas said...

oh yeah!!! YOU ROCK MORTAL INSTRUMENTS!!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FILM AND THE FOURTH BOOK!! COOL TITLE!!! CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS.....WOW...MORTAL INSTRUMENTS MADE MY BOOKLOVER SIDE DOMINATE ME AS A WHOLE....STILL WAITING FOR THE FILM AND THE FOURTH BOOK....OH!! I CAN'T WAIT...NOW I HAVE TO CONSUME MY TIME BY READING THE WUTHERING HEIGHTS....OH!! YOU ROCK MORTAL INSTRUMENTS AND SO AS CASSANDRA CLARE...NOW I'M HESITATING WHETHER WHOLE I CHOOSE....EDWARD CULLEN OR JACE WAYLAND???????....(SORRY FOR THE CAPITALIZED LETTERS...JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS!!)

Anonymous said...

omg alex pettyfer HAS TO PLAY JACEA!!

Anonymous said...

i totally agree with arlene!!!!! edward or jace???????!!!!!!!! i'm soooo excited for city of fallen angles!!!!! i can't wait!!!! it better come out soon or i will seriously die!!!!! and yea, alex pettyfer= jace!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I reckon they might actually be able to pull it off.
Some of the scenes in the book would look really amazing in a movie, but only as long as they get all the actors perfect. And, it might be perfect after Twilight has gotten all it's movie attention and people need some one new to fantasize over at night.

Anonymous said...

omg i love the books can't wait to see the movie...so excited

Anonymous said...

I would personaly love to see these books made into a movie as long as they do it justice..I have seen many movies based on best seller books (Harry Potter,,Twilight,,Lord of the rings,,)and sometimes the movie just didn't give me the same kind of thrill the books did.But I can see these book as a movie and it is great if the people working on it love the books also I can't wait sooo excited..

matt said...

omg im an actor and im hella pist no 1 told me!! hahah i wana b in it XD but yes it is a great idea

Anonymous said...

it would be cool to see this as a movie but they would take ALOT out of the book. that would suck! every part of the book is good. And i heard that they might make megan fox clary. dont get me wrong that would be cool but for books like these it would be better with actors not as famous or not famous at all.

Anonymous said...

How can any human boy capture Jace's sense of humor and over-all hotness? I think it's a bad idea.

Anonymous said...

i tottaly think they should. i would love it sooooooooo much. i have read twilight and i think they are amazing but i personally think the mortal instruments are better. there is just something about them that i love. i really think they should make a movie. <3

Anonymous said...

At first I was nervous because what if they messed up, what if they leave out the funny and at the same time serious surrounding, make the relationship for Clary and Jace different because people would frown upon it, not make the characters dynamic... Then I was happily reminded that this is Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema! Those guys can do it! I mean have they ever let us down? HP? Bugs Bunny? Come on! And I highly doubt they are only making one movie for all three. They're not stupid,that would be as long as the Titanic. And those of you who are worrying about this not meeting your lovely and specific expectations, your right. You wanna know why you are right? Becaue they are not just trying to please you, it's everyone. Big whoop. Move on. The only thing I ask of is to stick to the book and it's relationship and dynamics...and not making Alex Pettyfer Jace (sorry guys but in less he can pull a Taylor he is kind of scrawny. Maybe he can. Thats cool 'cause that's real dedication right there). Other wise I feel very confident in their abilities.

Anonymous said...

P.S. Can't wait for the forth book City of Fallen Angels that comes out March 20 2011! Whoo!!! Kind of sad I know that... Also I like Arlene's comment, that is exactly what I am feeling like right now because I'm exited and I had pie today soooo... just thought I'd say that now I'm going to shut up.

Anonymous said...

they should find someone who looks closest to jace on the cover of city of bones.

Anonymous said...

I would be extremelly dissapointed if it's not adapted. It deserves to be, and I deserve to see it! lol I hate having to wait. Also, I agree that there would be contraversey surrounding the brother/sister thing but they could save that til the last movie and then quickly resolve it. It would be weird and highly unlikely for nonreaders to go and see the second movie if in the first they find out they're related. It needs to be a plot twist saved for the last movie or something like that.

Anonymous said...

but in the first one they DO find out they are related.

Anonymous said...

Janie-
I REALLY hope it gets made into a movie! Theres no way real people will be able to live up to the perfect images of them in our mind. But...as long as Jace is at least kina hot, it will be awesome. Just thinking of actually SEEing it makes me swoon. Its true though, that it will be hard if not impossible to fit all the amazing details in it. I think it would be even BETTER as a TV series. Either way im completely for watching it!

Anonymous said...

Janie-
OH btw you HAVE to read Clockwork angels!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait!! Jace better be Alex Pettyfer! Hearing otherwise on http://www.cityofbonesmovie.com. There saying there are several possibilities. Can't wait for for the 4th book in April also!

Anonymous said...

Nonononono! WHy can't Hollywood come up with their own ideas for movies and leave amazing books ALONE! Seriously this is going to be another Twilight thing and I doubt anyone wants to be associated with that... :( this sucks

Crissa Loumre said...

Hahaaaaaaaaaaaa! You can't be serious??? That movie was mega wow!