Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Harald Zwart returns as director for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF ASHES

Surrounded by a literal City of Bones, the director of the much anticipated MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES has revealed to Norwegian sites that he will be returning for the second film in the series THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF ASHES.

“That the producer and studio begin on a sequel before the first has had a première, meaning they feel convinced that the film lives up to the expectations we have created in this important audience, and then some. That I have had an opportunity to do the sequel, is something I’m both proud and grateful, Zwart said in an interview in Aftenposten

”To be allowed to participate in establishing a franchise, which they call the series of films, is something most people dream of, but few get the opportunity. So I am very excited about the opportunity I now have,”  he said when talking to f-b.no.com.

Zwart worked closely with TMI author Cassandra Clare in making sure that the movie reflected her vision.

“She used the time to explain how important it was to her that it was Harald who was directing,” he told vg.no.com.

I want to have [Geir Hartly Andreassen - cinematographer on COB] on the next well. But it’s early in the process, so we have not come that far yet. I do not even know if he can, he is a sought-after photographer,” Zwart said to Aftenposten. Andreassen is not yet signed on for City of Ashes. Andreassen shot The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on 70mm film. Zwart explained the significance of that in the interview.

“We chose the movie because it gives much better film on the silver screen than digital production,” Zwart told Aftenposten.

Look for more news on City of Ashes as we also tick down to the final 100 days before the premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones when it hits theaters on August 23.
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(Thanks to TMI Source for getting the translation!)

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