I know I haven't been pumping out so many reviews lately, but I just haven't had the time. Fear not, I will have more time this weekend to do so. Meanwhile, enjoy this juicy piece of legitimate Shadowhunter-world news about the City of Bones movie AND Cassie's newest Shadowhunter series.
I've been on pins and needles about whether City of Bones (CoB) was going to be made into a movie after all (I would have written a very terse letter to anyone and everyone involved). But it looks like we're back on track, though admittedly later than we had originally estimated.
From Cassie herself:
So I can’t post much; I’m running off the airport, literally, to catch a plane home.
I had a great meeting last night with Robert (of Constantin — the people who own the movie rights to City of Bones) and Jessica (screenwriter, along with Marlene King) and the director, who had such incredibly detailed questions about the film that I found myself having to pull out my iPad and reread City of Bones because even I couldn’t remember what happened. But he did, which is an excellent sign!
Anyway, it was a great meeting — we went on for hours till they kicked us out of the restaurant and everyone was incredibly enthusiastic. Now here is an actual piece of actual news: I know people have been fretting because Lily has so many projects (she’s a popular girl) so I checked in and she is still on board. And right now the plan is for an August 15 shooting start date for City of Bones.
Yes, that’s an August shooting start date. So there, an actual piece of news. :) They’re hiring a casting director now to start on the rest of the cast, and Lily has what’s called “meaningful consultation” on the roles of Jace and Simon (meaning she gets to put in her two cents, which only seems fair since she has to kiss them both) — we know she already threw in for Jamie but I will say that she definitely likes someone for Simon that a lot of you all like. Who knows, maybe she can talk him into it. Girl with good taste, our Lily.
And that’s all for now, I run to the airport, but I’ll have a bit more for you later — like the director’s name. ;)
So, there you have it. August 15th will be a good day for Shadowhunter fans!
In other Shadowhunter news, Cassie just signed a book deal for a 3rd Shadowhunter series! I would say she's totally milking it, but I love her writing, her world, and this time it takes place in LA, which is where I'm living right now. Which means I'll actually be able to site landmarks! This shouldn't excited me, but it does. Although I may not be living in LA in 2015...
From the mouth of Cassie (with LINKS!):
So — this was the fun news I was promising. It broke before I actually thought it was going to!
Basically: The Dark Artifices is a go! After a lot of discussion with my publisher, it’s definitely happening — the books are being scheduled, we’re all psyched, and I’ve been looking forward to getting to tell you for weeks!
There’ll be more details tomorrow, but in the meantime:
NEW YORK, March 12, 2012– Cassandra Clare, award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Mortal Instruments” and “The Infernal Devices” series, has signed an agreement with Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, for a third young adult fantasy series featuring her immensely popular Shadowhunters. The new series will be entitled “The Dark Artifices.”“The Mortal Instruments” series—which includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels—and “The Infernal Devices” series—which includes Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince—have gone on to become New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers. City of Lost Souls, the fifth installment in “The Mortal Instruments” series,will be published in all formats on May 8, 2012.The first book in “The Dark Artifices” is scheduled for publication in 2015. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, the series follows Emma Carstairs, the fiercest warrior and most skilled young Shadowhunter since Jace Wayland, and Emma’s sworn partner in arms, Julian Blackthorn. Despite Emma’s complicated feelings for Julian, the two must band together to investigate a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.Cassandra said: “Simon and Schuster has been a wonderful home for the Shadowhunter books for many years, and I am so excited to be able to embark on this new adventure with them. I know readers will come to love Emma, Mark, Cristina and Julian just as they have loved Jace, Clary, Will, Tessa and Jem. Readers have often asked what will happen in the Shadowhunter world after the events of the Mortal Instruments and this series will give them a chance to find out.”I can’t wait for you guys to meet the TDA characters. It’s going to be amazing. :)
What do you guys think about this new Shadowhunter series? Is Cassie taking it overboard, or are you glad our favorite world of the Nephilim doesn't have to end for a very long time? What do you think of the name of this series compared to the others?
Let me know all of your thoughts in the comments!