Tuesday, April 30, 2013


What a way to end the night. Cassie Clare revealed a new piece of spoiler art from Cassandra Jean. This is of Sebastian aka Jonathan Morgenstern.

Take a look at what Cassie had to say about this....
Otherwise known as Everyone Seems Too Happy…
Some CoHF spoilery art for you! With Clockwork Princess now out for a month, I’ve decided it’s time to start mixing up answers about Clockwork Princess and cut scenes with a few teasers for the last book in that other series. This teaser isn’t words, it’s art by Cassanda Jean. I won’t make any promises about what it means but I think, unlike the previous piece,and the other previous piece,and oh, that last piece … that you may well not like it. :D

It IS A SPOILER for an actual scene so we want to know what you think. Who could Sebastian be talking about in this? Is the boyfriend really dead or does Sebastian just think he is dead? Is it Jace, Simon, Jordan, Alec or maybe even Luke or Magnus? Ready, set, debate.

International trailer for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES released

Here it is, Shadowhunters! Roadshow Films has released the brand new international trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

The very first thing that jumps out at me was the new clip of Simon talking to Clary. BY THE ANGEL....I HAVE FEELS. I'm assuming this is the big argument between the two besties following Jace and Clary's kiss in the Midnight Flower scene. He says, "I'm the one who's always been there got you...not him." That little tremble in Robert Sheehan's voice, although maybe a product of his Irish accent coming out, makes him sound like he is about to cry. Since that is my fave Simon scene in the book, I'm so thrilled they shared this.

We see a little more of the greenhouse as well and Clary (Lily Collins tells Valentine Morgenstern that he knows nothing about her, but otherwise, most of the scenes have just been remixed. What do you think of the new trailer? Are you psyched for Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower to play Jace and Clay? Head over heels for Robert as Simon? Share your thoughts below.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Rob Sheehan talks Simon with Josh Horowitz

MTV.com reporter Josh Horowitz shared some new set footage of Rob Sheehan today. My favorite quote sounds so very Simon like:

Sheehan says he doesn't envy his Nephilim-portraying counterparts.
 "They may look cool in their leather and sexy boots, but they have to come in about two hours before I do every day to get those rune tattoos put on and taken off and put on and taken off, so they get a lot less sleep than I do."

If you are outside of the United States and are unable to access it through the MTV site here is another link:
Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1706470/mortal-instruments-city-of-bones-simon.jhtml

Source: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzfsil_meet-simon-on-the-set-of-the-mortal-instruments-video-mtv_shortfilms#from=embediframe

Here is full text from the article (from the video) for those international peeps that can't watch!
Robert Sheehan intends to make the mundane magical in the big-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments," set for an August 23 release. The film centers around Brooklyn teen Clary Fray (Lily Collins), who discovers after her mother's kidnapping that her family descends from a long line of Shadowhunters, a half-human, half-angel race tasked with ridding the world of dangerous demons. When Clary takes up with Shadowhunter Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower) and the rest of his clan to rescue her mother, best friend Simon (Sheehan) is left the odd man out — quite literally. "Simon, he's the only normal guy in the whole script in the sense that everyone else has some kind of magical ability, so he's very much the normal perspective, the normal eyes, the guy who is kind of asking the questions," Sheehan told MTV News' Josh Horowitz during a visit to the Toronto set last year. "He's thrust into these very abnormal situations. It's quite exciting." Yet, for all the supernatural shenanigans that transpire, Simon also faces a very real teen problem: unrequited love. "It's very clear from the beginning of the story that Simon is quite desperately in love with his friend, who's been his best friend pretty much all their lives," Sheehan explained of his character's affections for Clary. "And it eventually comes to the fore, and they kind of work through it. It's interestingly written in the script because it's kind of just about small conversations that happen between two friends and eventually ends up in, 'Hey, by the way...' And it's been a lovely part, and I'm working with that amateur Lily Collins, and I'm dragging her through the dramatic stuff, you know." And while the leather-clad, weapon-wielding Shadowhunters (which also include Kevin Zegers and Jemima West) are arguably much hipper than nerdy Simon, Sheehan says he doesn't envy his Nephilim-portraying counterparts. "They may look cool in their leather and sexy boots, but they have to come in about two hours before I do every day to get those rune tattoos put on and taken off and put on and taken off, so they get a lot less sleep than I do."

George Blagden, narrator of The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen

George Blagden,
narrator of The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen

Sarah Rees Brennan shared her thoughts on Tumblr about the new narrator for the upcoming second instalment in The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen, George Blagden.

She said, "So, George Blagden is going to be narrating Maureen and Cassie’s wonderful The Runaway Queen!

Just before I left Ireland, I’d seen Les Miserables, in which he played Grantaire, the cynical drunk member of the revolution. He was a favourite of mine from the book (I’m a nerd ;)) and I said unto myself ‘Hey, dude who plays him is great.’

Look, I’m from Ireland, it’s cultural: we love drunks."

To read the rest of Sarah's funny encounter with George head over to her Tumblr page


Grab your coffee and be ready for this brand new clip for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones!
First see the familiar scene between Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Alec (Kevin Zegers) talking about Clary. We then get a new little moment where Jace tells "CLARY RUN" as well as Valentine wanting to show Clary who she is destined to be.
How amazing is this? Are you ready for more goodies today? I think we still get something from Joshua Horowitz at MTV and we get the new international trailer tomorrow. Share your thoughts below on all things Shadowhunter!


Grab your coffee and be ready for this brand new clip for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones!

first see the familiar scene between Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Alec (Kevin Zegers) talking about Clary. We then get a new little moment where Jace tells "CLARY RUN" as well as Valentine wanting to show Clary who she is destined to be. How amazing is this? Are you ready for more goodies today? I think we still get something from Joshua Horowitz at MTV. Share your thoughts below on all things Shadowhunter!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE spoilery art by Cassandra Jean

Cassandra Clare shared another CoHF piece of spoilery art to keep us all on our toes until the book's release next year.
Isabelle tugged her tank top back down and glared at her brother. "You don't knock now?" "It's my bedroom!" Alec spluttered.

Cassie added, "Before anyone starts thinking City of Heavenly Fire is an uninterrupted series of makeout scenes, the next spoiler art has no kissing. "

Cassie has been sharing spoilery art created by Cassandra Jean now that The Infernal Devices has come to an end, preparing us for yet another end with The Mortal Instruments series once City of Heavenly Fire sits book shelves next year. She said, "With Clockwork Princess now out for a month, I’ve decided it’s time to start mixing up answers about Clockwork Princess and cut scenes with a few teasers for the last book in that other series. This teaser isn’t words, it’s art by Cassanda Jean."

For a look at the other art pieces shared so far check out Cassandra Clare's Tumblr page.

Charlotte Branwell Shadowhunter Tarot!

Cassandra Clare has share another shadowhunter tarot card by Cassandra Jean with us and it is of the beloved Charlotte Branwell.

Check out what Cassie said about the tarot card:

Today’s Cassandra Jean tarot card! Charlotte gets the card of Justice, here The Leader. Interestingly: “Justice mediates the various claims of right, of morality, of duty. In a world of scarcity, not every claim can be met. Justice, in theory, sets forth a system to judge between the claims. The tarot card is therefore typically closer to the notion of Jurisprudence than to the abstract concept of Justice.” - Wiki

This works well for Charlotte because she, being the leader of the Institute, works within the laws of the Clave to bring about moral change. She also has a lot of personal charisma and smarts, all leadership qualities — recognized, I think, in Clockwork Princess!

Cassie Clare shares a CP2 cut scene

Today Shadowhunters got a Sunday afternoon treat when Cassie Clare shared a cut scene from Clockwork Princess.

Here's what Cassie had to say about it

"People often ask about cut scenes from books, and they can be hard to come by, because a lot of the time we don’t have scenes that we’ve cut out, the way one might in a movie, but rather ones we’ve rewritten.

I decided to post a rewritten scene from CP2 under the spoiler tag. It is the scene that begins around page 468, with Will in Henry’s room. If you put the scenes side by side you can see the differences — the timing of when Charlotte learns a certain piece of information, where Will is when a certain thing happens, the players who are present, and Jem and Will’s attitude toward each other."

To read the cut scene click here.

Shadowhunter tweets o' the week (April 21-27)

This past week Tribute magazine shared an interview with the City of Bones director, Harald Zwart discussing his experiences filming the movie. Also, Jamie Campbell Bower who plays Jace Wayland in the movie explains who and what shadowhunters are. If you want to watch the TMI movie ahead of everyone else don't forget to enter the sweepstakes via Teen.com. Also, Kevin Zegers talks about his portrayal of Alec Lightwood in an interview. Martin Moszkowicz, the executive producer of TMI shared a behind the scenes photo on his Facebook page. Josh Horowitz from MTV News mentioned that this Monday (April 29) he will be releasing another exclusive TMI set visit, so make sure not to miss that!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Jamie Campbell Bower's Description of Shadowhunters!

Jamie Campbell Bower who will be playing a shadowhunter named Jace Wayland, explains who and what shadowhunters are. As he describes in the video below, "shadowhunters are a group of individuals, select individuals who keep the demon world from entering the real world and keep real people just like you safe." The Mortal Instruments will be released in theaters on August 23, 2013, make sure to see the movies to see him and his fellow shadowhunters in action! (Video via The Mortal Instrument's Facebook page)

Yahoo Movies names The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones one of 25 most anticipated movies of summer 2013!

Yahoo Movies just named The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones one of 25 movies most anticipated of this year. 

There have been plenty of fantasy movies trying to fill the gap left by "Harry Potter" and "Twilight," but this adaptation of Cassandra Clare's bestselling series might have the best shot at taking over. Lily Collins plays a young woman who discovers she has the ability to see the demons that walk among us, and she joins a band of Shadowhunters to defend the human world. It's got action, romance, werewolves, and everything else fantasy fans are looking for.
Go over to Yahoo Movies to view the whole list of anticipated movies.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Enter TEEN''s The Mortal Instruments sneak peek sweepstakes!

Teen.com just revealed that they have a sweet sweepstakes going on to get a sneak peek of the City of Bones movie. 

The winner and 10 of their friends will get to see never before seen footage of the City of Bones film before it will be in theaters on August 23.

Sound good right? Check out the details below:

Win an exclusive sneak-peek #TMImovie party at your house for you and your closest Shadowhunter friends! You'll get to watch never-before-seen footage from the movie on your new big screen TV with a brand new Sony Home Entertainment System! You'll also win a Sony reader (for you and your friends) and a Sony Reader Store gift card to purchase the entire Mortal Instruments series! Like we said, amazing!

If that does not excite you Lily Collins is here to tell you more:

Click the picture in order to watch the video

Go to Teen to register for the contest.

PlayFirst set to release game inspired by The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones!

According to Venture Beat PlayFirst is set to release a brand new game inspired by Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Here is what they had to say about the City of Bones inspired game:

Finally, DeMiroz teased a new title that ties into the upcoming Sony Motion Pictures film Mortal Instruments. That Twilight-like film, due out in August, has a slightly different audience than PlayFirst is accustomed to, so the developer plans to try a new genre for its adaptation.

The company will release further details about that title in the coming weeks.

What are your thoughts on the game?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Kevin Zegers discusses being his own stunt double in the City of Bones movie

While at WonderCon actor Kevin Zegers (Alec Lightwood) chatted with Hollywood Crush about performing his own stunts in the City of Bones movie. Kevin told HC that he, "...showed up about four weeks before we started, and it went through filming, so then on lunch break we would go and rehearse the fight sequences." He also said that, "Harald Zwart [director] wanted us to do our own stuff, which I think when you watch the movie you can tell. It's sort of great, and you can see that it's us, and it's violence and just as, like, a guy, I saw the new trailer and it looks awesome. It looks like a big action movie, also obviously, the love story and everything are going on and the fantasy stuff. The action stuff looks awesome."

He finished with saying the training and stunt work was "brutal" and "I'm like the old one of the group. The young twenties kids were very spry and bounced back. When we finished I was very tired." 

Catch Kevin as Alec Lightwood in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, in theatres August 23, 2013

Martin Moszkowicz shares behind the scenes look!

Martin Moszkowicz, executive producer of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, took to his Facebook page and shared a look behind the scenes. The picture features Lily Collins(Clary Fray), Harald Zwart (Director) and Geir Hartly Andreassen(Director of photography).

You can view the picture below:

Caption: TMI - First look behind the screnes
Harald Zwart (left) directs Lily Collins (right) in a scene of Constantin Film's THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES as director of photography Geir Hartly Andreassen (middle) and crew look on. 
What are your thoughts on the picture? Would you like to see more behind the scenes photos?

Shadowhunter Tarot Cards by Cassandra Jean: Magnus and Alec and Jace and Clary!

Cassandra Clare has decided to share 1 shadowhunter tarot card with us a day until the whole deck has been shown.

So Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … seventy-something days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have. 
The Lovers card! Its meaning is pretty self-explanatory. I thought I’d attach the first version we did, which was just Jace and Clary. For whatever reason it wasn’t working for us. Maybe because Jace looks slightly evil? :) Also I felt like there are so many characters whose relationships could represent unity and love. So we decided to make it a flippable card, which worked either way up, and have Magnus and Alec represent love as well.

Harald Zwart talks City of Bones with Tribute!

Tribute had a chance to chat with the director of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones director Harald Zwart, about filming City of Bones, working with Cassandra Clare and more.

What was your favorite part about filming in Toronto?
It reminded me of a European city, so after filming, there was always a great place to go and have dinner or just walk around the streets of Yorkville. I just really fell in love with Toronto as a city.
Do you believe in “monsters, nightmares and legends whispered around campfires,”—as heard in the movie?
(Laughs) That’s a great question! Well, I do now!
What made you change your mind? Was it the movie?
Yes, after exploring the idea that us humans, we are limited in our perceptions—we don’t see everything that’s around us—I do believe that there’s more between heaven and earth than what we actually have the capacity to take in.
There are so many movie adaptations of novels being released right now, why did you choose to be a part of this one?
I just really liked the tone of the book. It’s got a good blend of humor and it takes the characters seriously. I think the journey of Clary, who is kind of in a detective story, trying to figure out her own mind—I thought it was wonderfully, psychologically complex and I know that young people are so smart that they can easily be challenged by these things, but they’ll all get it.
What makes a novel fit to be turned into a movie?
I can only speak for this one, but the way Cassandra writes is very visual. Once I start reading it, all the images pop into my head and all these wonderful places that she is describing and the portal. It’s just the mood of the whole thing, just lent itself to any visual inspiration. Look at what the fans have been doing for years! It’s clear that this book has inspired young, creative fans all over the world to keep making their own movie posters, their own version of the movie trailer—so they all seem to be very visually inspired by this.
There are a lot of fans of the book who are excited for the movie. Is there any pressure around this book-to-film?
Yeah, I think there is…we try not to feel the pressure, but still respect what we think they are expecting. You can’t really follow the market. I still do what is right for the movie because after all, it’s a movie. And, I think the fans will love it. I think so far, the response has been really good and I feel confident that they’re going to really enjoy what we’ve done to it.
How closely did you work with author Cassandra Clare?
I was very lucky because Cassandra was very easy to work with. She understands filmmaking and she understands that it’s hard to take a book of that size and squeeze it down to a movie. So we were working really closely with each other. She knows her fans very well. I was actually at a book signing, I was invited along—she was very generous to bring me along—and I was surprised see the young fans, but she also has fans of all ages. She has a good, mature—what I mean by mature is that even though they might be in their mid-teens and upwards, they are very developed and smart people. They ask really smart questions and I was thrilled to see that our target group was ranging beyond what we thought it was initially.
The books are pretty long and there is never a dull moment, how did you decide which scenes would be cut?
That’s a really tough one. That’s a process we go through almost up until we have to lock the picture. You know, we go back and forth, we screen it for people, we look at it ourselves and eventually the movie takes a life of its own and in the end, it’s kind of apparent what scenes should stay in. But as you can imagine, if you condense a book with—like you said yourself—never a dull moment, if you condense that down to a movie length, that movie moves along very nicely.
How important were the details of the set, which I heard are absolutely breathtaking?
That is always important to me. I think that if I don’t believe that the place actually exists, then I don’t think people who see the movie would believe it could actually exist. So, I was lucky with a great production designer, who I also used on Karate Kid, Francois S├ęguin, who is a true artist and we just made sure everything was as if it had been there for hundreds of years and everything was there for a reason.
Would you be interested in directing the entire trilogy?
Yes! If they want me back, I would absolutely be interested in that.
In the future, are there any movie genres you would like to take on?
I wouldn’t mind slowly moving into a more science fiction-oriented direction and I would love to sink my teeth into any Star Wars spin-off franchise, that would be fun to do.
Is there anything you would like to add about the movie?
I just think people will be really surprised. I think middle-aged men will enjoy the movie. It’s a thrill. We had a great screening where the boys said it was plenty action for them and not too much of what they call the schmaltzy romance. And then the girls were vice versa, they had plenty of what they wanted to see with relationships and they really enjoyed the action. I think we’ve just got a really good balance.
We have 4 months until we will finally be able to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in theaters on August 23.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ICYMI: TBC: What Happened In Peru reaches No.4

The Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened in Peru debuted in the number four spot on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Cassie Clare took a moment on Tumblr to thank all her fans for their support.

A message from Cassie:

Thank you guys! I’m so excited. I didn’t know how a project just about Magnus, especially one that was co-authored and e-book only, would go, so I am so grateful to you for trusting me, Sarah and Maureen and coming along with us for Magnus’ story! 
Mortal Instruments is #2 on the bestseller list and ID is #7 — I don’t even know what to think. Mostly I just feel extremely humbled and grateful! Thank you!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Jonathan Rhys Meyers talks Dracula


Hypable posted an interview with Jonathan Rhys Meyers where he talks about his upcoming NBC series Dracula. He had this to say about portraying Dracula:
“I have to make him diabolical and erotic at the same time and let it pass between these two things so that it’s a balance between, ‘Oh my God, I’m really repulsed by this but I can’t stop watching.’”

What I think is really great thing about this quote is it further supports what JRM has said before about his dedication to the characters he plays.  I believe he will bring those same elements to the table as Valentine.  I can't wait to see how he does!

What do you think he will be like as Valentine?

Source: http://www.hypable.com/2013/04/22/jonathan-rhys-meyers/

Unofficial MORTAL INSTRUMENTS Score by Sam Cushion to be released on May 7th!

In February 2012, Sam Cushion released THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS inspired song called City of Bones. The song inspired him to wrote a whole THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS album titled "The Mortal Instruments Music Project Part 1: Shaodwhunter."
The album is to be released on May 7th and is now available for Pre-order for only $5.
Check out a song from the album:


Music Monday #26: "Where Did the Angels Go" by Papa Roach

Even though this song deals more about personal demons, I thought that the song "Where Did the Angels Go" by Papa Roach would be a great song for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack.
I've seen this band two or three times, and they are a personal fave of my twelve-year-old daughter. They come to Arkansas two or three times a year, so this band has a soft spot in my heart. I'd like to say I have someone from the book when I hear this. I guess maybe Alec is the one I'd characterize in this song. He harbors such frustration and angst in the first book. He detests and distrusts Clary, is mad at Jace and is confused by his feelings. I honestly was so mad at him in the first book. I didn't like him much at all (sorry Kevin - I'm glad your character gets with Magnus and gets over himself.)

Anyway, speaking of Magnus.... I also found a brand new Papa Roach song that reminds me soooo much of Magnus Bane called "Leader of the Broken Hearts". Even though it doesn't exactly match up with COB, I thought I would add this so you Shadowhunters could take a listen. It speaks of risking everything and still surviving. I sort of think of what Magnus does in general to protect his wayward Shadowhunters. Take a listen.

Tell me what you think of these music picks and let me know if you have any song choices for Music Monday in the comments below or via @TMI_Institute on Twitter.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sony releases promotional Jace image

The kind people at Sony have given fans a peek at Jace in all of his Jace glory; stern face, arms crossed, golden eyes. They recently released this promotional Jace image which is now being used as part of the @mortalmovie Twitter background.

Thank you Sony studios, thank you!

Shadowhunter Tarot Card Day 2: Magnus Bane

Cassandra Clare has been sharing Shadowhunter Tarot cards with us for a few months now. She will now be sharing one Shadowhunter Tarot a day for 84 days. On Wednesday she shared the card of Magnus Bane.
Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … eighty-four? days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have. Today is day 2.


 This card corresponds to the Magician card. Magnus is the Magician, well — for obvious reasons! Many have asked why Magnus has a halo. He doesn’t: the sign over his head is the infinity sign. It is meant to signify the infinite nature of magic and comes from the original Rider-Waite Tarot. I like to think it symbolizes here that Magnus’ life is infinite as well.

Look closely for Chairman Meow, the Book of the White, and Woolsey’s snuffbox!

What is your favorite thing about the card featuring the High Warlock of Brooklyn?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cassandra Clare releases spoilery art from 'CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE' by Cassandra Jean!

Now that The Infernal Devices series is over Shadowhunters are anxiously awaiting the release of Cassandra Clare's final book in The Mortal Instruments series. Cassie took to her Tumblr to share a spoilery picture drawn by Cassandra Jean.
With Clockwork Princess now out for a month, I’ve decided it’s time to start mixing up answers about Clockwork Princess with a few teasers for the last book in that other series. This teaser isn’t words, it’s art. I won’t make any promises about what it means but I think you’ll like it. ;) It IS A SPOILER though, so it’s under a cut.

Magnus’ scarf is like its own character at this point.
 Where are all of the Malec shippers? How in love are you with this artwork?

An early look at Hot Topic's City of Bones inspired clothing line

Better in Black has shared with us (on their Facebook page) some early sketches of clothing inspired by The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones that will be available at Hot Topic sometime in the near future.

From the look of the sketches it seems there will be a few shadowhunter inspired tank tops, dresses and pants for the ladies and Jace's hooded vest and jacket for the guys.
Official TMI:CoB merchandise should be available soon in the coming months leading up to the movie release of August 23. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

Three CoB movie tie-ins to be released July 9

Shadowhunters do not fret! Simon & Schuster has plenty of great TMI garb to tie us over until The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits theatres in late August. Three new titles will be released, all on July 9; The Official Illustrated Companion, Shadowhunter's Guide and City of Bones Movie Tie-in Edition (thanks S&S!)

Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive first look at all three books. Shadowhunter's Guide is an introduction to the shadowhunting world and also features character bios, and an explanation of Downworlders, runes, weapons and of course the Nephilim themselves.

City of Bones Movie Tie-in Edition is a paperback version of the first novel in the series with the movie poster cover. 

Lastly, The Official Illustrated Companion is a photographic behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie, filled with interviews of the cast and crew and Cassie Clare.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jesse Williams talks narrating 'THE BANE CHRONICLES' audiobook!

Jesse Williams was chosen to narrate the first installments of The Bane Chronicles, What Really Happened in Peru. Hollywood Crush was able to sit down with him and talk about his experience narrating, trying something new and more. He also talks what he loves about our favorite warlock, Magnus Bane.

Check out what he had to say in the video below:

And in addition to praising the great writing in "The Bane Chronicles," Jesse also said that he got a real kick out of the book's main man: Magnus Bane, the cavalier warlock who cameos in every book from Cassanda Clare's Shadowhunter series. (Hint: For the serious actor, it's the character's "devil-may-care attitude" that won him over.) Want to hear all Jesse's thoughts on his first outing in the audiobook world? You know what to do!

Read the full aricle over at Hollywood Crush.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Blackthorn Shadowhuter Tarot card by Cassandra Jean!

Cassandra Clare has posted yet another Shadowhunter Tarot card by Cassandra Jean. This one is of Drusilla and Octavian Blackthorn. Cassie also discusses the future of the Shadowhunter Tarots. We will be getting one Shadowhunter Tarot card a day for 84 days.

Check out the card and what Cassie had to say below:
Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … eighty-four? days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have.

This card corresponds to the Fool, which can be either 0 or 22 in the Tarot. We decided to do one 0 and one 22. 0 is Drusilla and Octavian Blackthorn who we picked because they symbolize uncorrupted innocence which is an aspect of the Fool card.

Are you excited to see the rest of the Shadowhunter Tarot cards by Cassandra Jean?


Atli Orvarsson will be scoring The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, reported by Film Music Reporter.

Orvarsson has also served as composer to Harald Zwart's The Karate Kid before he was replaced by James Horner.

He has also composed Iron Man, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Vantage Point.

Atli Orvarsson has replaced Gabriel Yared who was previously attached to compose The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones score.

Have you seen any of the movies or shows that Orvarsson has composed music for?

The Bookseller shares look at new THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS merchandise!

Here is a first look at the new The Mortal Instruments merchandise taht will be coming soon. The advertisement is from The Bookseller.

The ad shows things that are soon to be released such as the Shadowhunter Codex, a book of quotes, a journal, a postcard book and more.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fan cast favorite for TID a fan of the books!

We, here at The Institute, have talked a great many times about our dream cast for The Infernal Devices.  My absolute favorite for Tessa is Sarah Bolger and today she RT and responded to us!

You may recognize Sarah Bolger from her role as Mary Tudor on The Tudors, and Princess Aurora on Once Upon a Time. She was also in The Spiderwick Chronicles. 

It is always great to see when actors love the books too! What are your thoughts on Sarah?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Set Photo from TMI Movie Re-shoots

Thanks to TMI PH a photo was taken from Friday during The Mortal Instruments re-shoot in Toronto. Based on the photo it looks like Jamie Campbell Bower, Lily Collins, & Robert Sheehan's stunt double are re-shooting the "you killed two cops" scene from the trailer. According to TMI PH, they filmed this scene very quickly and were packed up by Friday evening.

Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower at Toronto Airport

Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower were both spotted at the Toronto Pearson Airport on Saturday afternoon (April 13). Lily and Jamie took different flights. They were in Toronto to film re-shoots for The Mortal Instruments movie (April 11 & 12).

(Photos via JustJaredJr.)

New 'TLH' Shadowhunter Tarot cards by Cassandra Jean!

Cassandra Clare recently revealed that she is working on a brand new series with the initial TLH set in 1903. Yesterday she shared 2 new Shadowhunter Tarot cards by Cassamdra Jean, based on TLH.


Here is what Cassie had to say about it:

the TLH characters
I know TLH is a loooong way off, but is there any possible way we could get some slight physical/personality descriptions of the main characters, kind of like you did for TDA? Pretty pretty pretty please?!? :) — onemustalwaysbecarefulofbooks

Remember I’m not checking my fanmail box any more - in fact my husband has set it up so I can’t even get into it. Weird but true. I don’t ask about his magical computer powers. So I’m just working through drafts in my draft box and then I’ll be done, but in the meantime, as for illustrations of the TLH characters…

I have a few in the form of Cassandra Jean’s Tarot cards. Spoilers below…

One of the people pictured is one of the other people’s parabatai.

What do you think of the new tarot cards by Cassandra Jean?

Friday, April 12, 2013


A brand new The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones promotional image has just been revealed. The new photo can be found in The Bookseller and it features Isabelle Lightwood (Jemima West) , Simon Lewis (Robert Sheehan), Clary Fray (Lily Collins), Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbelle Bower) and Alec Lightwood (Kevin Zegers).

Thank you to @SmokeandBone13 for the heads up.

What do you think about the new promo picture?

Stephanie Sanditz to pen CLOCKWORK ANGEL script!

Development for a Clockwork Angel movie is underway. Hollywood Reporter has reported that Stephanie Sanditz has been hired to write the screenplay for the film adaptation of Cassandra Clare's first book in The Infernal Devices series, Clockwork Angel.

Young adult franchise hopeful The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones doesn’t open until August 23, but Constantin Films is already working on a prequel.

The company has thrown into development Infernal Devices, an adaptation of the spin-off book series written by Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare, and has hired Stephanie Sanditz to write the screenplay.

Infernal Devices is set in Victorian England and sees a new teen girl plunged into a journey of adventure and self-discovery. The books feature the ancestors of many Mortal Instruments characters as well as some character overlap.

Three books, titled Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess, have been published.

Constantin is also on the hunt for a director to bring on Infernal Devices.

Head over to Hollywood Reporter to read the full article.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


According to tweets on twitter, The Mortal Instruments is re-shooting scenes in Toronto. Scenes including Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jared Harris, & Kevin Durand. They will be filming for two days (April 11 & 12). 
Karola Dimberger, who worked on the cast memebers hair tweeted about Jamie Campbell Bower:


TMI movie still in Entertainment Weekly

Izzy (Jemima West), Simon (Robert Sheehan) and Clary (Lily Collins) have snagged a spot in EW's Summer Preview issue.

In the article Lily speaks about being a fan of the book series before being cast as Clary Fray and thus the importance of doing Clary justice in portraying her because she felt so close to Clary having read City of Bones. She said, “I really hope I did Clary justice, because I’m a fan too. I have high expectations of my literary heroines.”

Jamie Campbell Bower also discussed his role as Jace as well as negative reactions to his portraying the snarky beloved shadowhunter, he said,“I had to sit back and assess why I was doing this role and it’s because I love it.”

Cassandra Clare sounded off on fan reactions to Jamie as Jace saying, “I know intellectually when there’s a really strong reaction about someone being cast, it’s great, because it means people care. I’ve seen Jamie play Jace and he’s perfect.”

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, hits theatres August 23.

Cover Reveal: THE BANE CHRONICLES: What Really Happened in Peru!

We have been waiting to see teh cover of the first installment of The Bane Chronicles for a long time and Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life has revealed it.

Entertainment Weekly also interviewed Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First thing’s first: How did you come up with the idea for The Bane Chronicles?

We always have jokes about each other’s books, and I have my designs on several of Cassie’s characters. It started over a long series of jokes like about what we would do.
SARAH REES BRENNAN: I came in a little later. Maureen and Cassie were chatting about several different adventures that characters could have had. Then we were all in France together when we started telling Magnus stories to each other.
CASSANDRA CLARE: We’d all rented this house [in France], and it had one really big fancy room that we couldn’t possibly use. We were sort of gingerly sitting in there, and then we started making jokes about Magnus and what he would think of the room. Maureen had one about Magnus during the French Revolution. Sarah had her theories about why Magnus was really banned from Peru, and it sort of expanded. I said, “It’s really a shame that we couldn’t write these as a series of ongoing stories, because it’s not really a novel format. It’s more of a series of interconnected short stories.” That was when we first started talking about it seriously.
hy did you decide on 10 installments?

We had the realization that the best home for a project like this was probably the Internet because it allows for extremely non-traditional publishing formats. Then we started to buckle down and talk about what the stories would be and how they would be written. Since there’s three of us and we’re writing each story — Maureen’s writing half, Sarah’s writing half, I’m writing half along — it seemed fair to split them five and five.

Each installment is written by just two of you. How did you decide who would write what?

BRENNAN: When we started talking about it, it became clear what we were most interested in. I’d be like, “Well what about the other Mortal characters? What about Raphael?” What if he and Magnus had a history? And sometimes the stories we planned to write take a dramatic turn. Cassie, Maureen, and I were just on tour together, and a lot of people were asking about the characters in The Infernal Devices. Cassie and I got to talking about it on the bus, and we’re like, “Well, this could be a Bane Chronicle and then we had to break the news to our editor that we had a different Bane Chronicle!
JOHNSON: A lot of it did happen in that room in France, and it did feel like the right setting for this — the place to be doing this crazy project. We talked a lot about time periods because we had so many to choose from. We went in like it was a smorgasbord and said, “We have four or five hundred years of history to play with. What are some awesome settings since we can do anything? Where should we go?”

What can you tease about What Really Happened in Peru?

There’s a dropped mention in one of the [Mortal Instrument] books that Magnus is banned from the entire country of Peru, and he never says why. So this is the story of… I don’t want to spoil Magnus’ banning! But it actually covers a lot of centuries of Magnus’ visits to Peru.
BRENNAN: I do not know an obscene amount about Peruvian history. So I’d be looking at it and find that in one century Peru had this huge piracy problem. Magnus and pirates, obviously! And in another century there were confidence tricksters going all around preying on travelers, so what if Magnus met a confidence trickster? That sort of thing.

It was recently announced that Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams will narrate the audiobook version. How did that come about?

Jesse Williams is so amazing, so I feel super lucky to get him…. He’s too handsome! [Laughs]
CLARE: I was like, “Wow, too bad you can’t see him when he talks!” [Laughs] We gave Simon & Schuster a massive list of our favorite actors and people we really liked. We were like, “Well these are people we really like and think would be great.” The different stories have different moods and different styles. [Simon & Schuster] came back to us with a couple different people and one of them was Jesse…. I think it was Sarah’s idea of having a different narrator for each section. We didn’t want to position the narrator as Magnus telling the story. We wanted to position them each as a narrator telling the story about Magnus.

So each installment is going to have a different narrator? Do you know who else might participate?

CLARE: It’s still going to be switched out for each installment is my understanding. And I know people whose names we threw in the basket. I don’t know if they’re going to do it or not.

Who did you suggest?

BRENNAN: Are we allowed to say?
CLARE: I guess we probably could. We can be like, “Hey call me!” We threw in a bunch of different people who we thought would have really great comic timing, like Alan Cumming. For the ones that are set in England, we were interested in having British readers, so we threw in John Barrowman since he has a nice British voice and has also played one of the more better-known bisexual male characters in media. We thought he could have some fun with Magnus and his romantic life.
BRENNAN: I don’t know if we’re going to get them.
CLARE: They’re short stories so it’s kind of nice. We can go out to people with pretty busy schedules and be like, it’s only four hours of your time. It’s not a huge commitment.
JOHNSON: Yeah, just come in for a morning!

Are you excited to read The Bane Chronicles? Remember it will be available in e-book format on April 16th.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE NEWS: Your first look at the Mortal Instruments Mega Kits!

Running Press has shared with The Mortal Institute the first look at The Mortal Instruments Mega Kits, available for sale on July 30th.

You can pre-order your mini kit through Amazon here

Thoughts?  Any one else starting a merchandise fund?

Cassandra Clare talks strong female characters, 'CITY OF ASHES' AND 'CITY OF GLASS' with Showbiz Junkies!

Showbiz Junkies were able to catch up with Cassie Clare at WonderCon on March 30th. They talked The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, how City of Ashes and City of Glass would be filmed back to back if they got the go ahead and strong female characters.

Check out the great interview below:

If City of Ashes and City of Glass get the green light which one would you want to see the most? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

New Luke Garroway and Hodge Starkweather Shadowhunter Tarot cards by Cassandra Jean!

Cassandra Clare has shared two more Shadowhunter Tarot cards by the oh so very talented Cassandra Jean. These two new cards feature Luke Garroway and Hodge Starkweather.

The other cards that were featured were of the rest of the members of Valentine's circle, Jocelyn Fairchild, Amatis and Stephen Herondale, Valentine Morgenstern, Robert Lightwood and Maryse Lightwood.

Here is what Cassie had to say:

The members of Valentine’s Circle, as depicted in Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot. HELLO, young Luke. I asked her why she drew him so hot and she said he was her favorite character. Hidden depths, man.

She also spoke about selling the Shadowhunter Tarot cards:

(I know lots of people have been asking if they can buy these someday — I’m waiting on word from the movie studio. They have the right to merchandise Shadowhunter things, and I don’t, actually. So it depends if they let me. :)

Do you love the new Shaodwhunter Tarots? Would you buy the Shadowhunter Tarots of they were sold? I know I would.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lily Collins tells why she hasn't read all of The Mortal Instruments books

Crave Online shares a new exclusive interview with Lily Collins, where she talks Twilight and the reason why she hasn't read all of The Mortal Instruments series. Take a look at a snippet of the interview:

The movie based on the first book in Cassandra Claire’s Mortal Instruments series opens August 23, but Screen Gems didn’t wait until San Diego Comic-Con to introduce its stars to the fans. Lily Collins and her costars came to Annaheim for their panel on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Collins plays Clary, a Shadowhunter in a world of mundanes who discovers her powers and vital role in a supernatural battle. We got to sit with Collins in a press room before the panel for an exclusive interview on the latest teen lit franchise, and her passing encounters with the other ones.
CraveOnline: Had you gone out for any of the other teen literature properties? It seems like you would be in the right bracket as all of them have been developed.
Lily Collins: Yeah, one of my first auditions actually was for Twilight which is really funny now thinking about it.
Which role?
For Kristen’s role.
Oh, for Bella?
For Bella, yeah. This was many years ago. I was new on the scene, new at auditioning and it was always kind of this, “What’s going to happen?” everyone in the waiting room waiting for you. One of those anxious days as a young actor. I remember reading scripts for Beautiful Creatures and all those. I think every young actor or actress in Hollywood starts to read some of the same material but I think everything happens for a reason and everyone who gets the roles they get were meant to. I’m a firm believer in that.
Of course, and by the time Mortal Instruments came along, you’re an established actor. Did they come to you?
Screen Gems did approach me. It was a lot of the same team that had worked on Priest and we had really close relationships and they knew that I was a really big fan of the series. So I was very honored when I got the potential to play a character that I’ve grown up loving.
Was Hunger Games ever on your radar?
It definitely was. I remember hearing about the book and then hearing about the movie, but Jennifer [Lawrence] is just perfect as Katniss and I’m so excited for her and happy for her. This was my thing before that news even [broke].
So this had happened even before they cast Hunger Games?
Yeah, this project’s been around for quite a while. It’s switched hands a little bit. Like I said, everything happens for a reason.
I completely agree with you. I’m just fascinated by the industry world where they call in all the contemporary talent for the same parts.
Oh, it’s totally strange. It is, and it’s funny because a lot of us are friends so if one of us doesn’t get it, a friend gets it and it’s nice because everyone can be supportive about it.
Clary is an interesting character because she can see things other people don’t. Do you ever feel that way in the real world, that you’re able to see things other people don’t?
I love old antiques and anything vintage. A lot of the things that I collect are what people might call trash. So I see the beauty in antique things and old and old world things that most people wouldn’t look twice at.
How about as an actor, do you observe the world on a different level, studying behavior?
I have always enjoyed people-watching and I think that’s kind of the best acting class, just watching others interacting and their personal twitches or how they interact with people. I’ve always just been a very analytical person when it comes to human nature, and I’m fascinated by that because you never know what you can learn or use for your next role.
Have you read all six books?
I stopped after the first few because there’s a part of me that really wants to be in this journey with Clary in the sense of experimenting and finding out what’s next with her, because when you go from translating a book to a film, obviously things change a little bit anyway. It takes like four pages to describe how someone looks, whereas in a film you just have it on camera. So I really wanted to be able to go on this journey with Clary to a certain extent. Obviously that’s assuming that it goes to a sequel. I hope that it gets to go to that stage and if it doesn’t, at that point if I don’t get to be Clary, then I’ll reintroduce myself to what could have been, but I’d like to experience it through her eyes.
So where did you stop reading, the second book?
I think it was maybe halfway through the third one, but then I purposely didn’t reread because if you start focusing too much on the actual book, it gets so confusing as to what happened in the first one and then translating it into a script, it’s like where are they going to stop it? Instead of muddling it, I wanted to focus on one thing at a time.
Read the rest of the interview at Crave Online.
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