Monday, March 25, 2013

Robert Sheehan: 'Mortal Instruments like Indiana Jones'

It may not have large boulders rolling toward you and a dashing man equipped with a whip, but Robert Sheehan has revealed that 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' has an "uninhibited sense of adventure", much like the Indiana Jones franchise.

The 'Misfits' alum, slated to hit the big screens as Simon Lewis in the hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's young adult sci-fi novel has compared TMI to the Harrison Ford-starring franchise, revealing it has an "uninhibited sense of adventure".

In an exclusive interview with BANG Showbiz on the red carpet at the Jameson Empire Awards on Sunday, he said: "It's a great big fat action film. Basically, I think it's magical and wonderful. For me, it was lots of great big fun shooting it because I was regressed back to being a boy because it was all very fantastical. There were lots of vampires, werewolves and all that business. It was great. It lent itself well to the imagination."

"I think it has an uninhibited sense of adventure. There's a wonderful, tangential sense to the adventure, much in the way of Indiana Jones, where he basically gets pulled to and fro in the mad tide of adventure and [the films are] completely out of control from start to finish.

"That's what I love about the script and that's what I think the script has done."

Sheehan also confirmed that he and his fellow cast mates are signed on to star in potential sequels to the movie, which is based on the first of Clare's bestselling 'The Mortal Instruments' books - five of which have been published, with a sixth due for release next year.

Quizzed about his contractual obligations for future sequels, he said: "Yes, we are indeed."

'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' is due for release on August 23, 2013.


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