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  • Oops. I wonder who broke the news to CC?

    http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/0...hes-postponed/

    Mortal Instruments' Sequel Gets A Wrench In Its Works

    Uh-oh, you guys. We don't entirely like the noises that Hollywood is making right now—particularly when it comes to the status of the next film in "The Mortal Instruments" franchise, "City of Ashes." Constantin Film announced (via Deadline) that the next chapter in the Shadowhunters' saga has been pushed back until...until...until we don't even know. WHYYYYY?!

    A sad-sounding statement from the studio asserts that this is the best thing for the franchise right now, even though the sequel film was previously going full steam ahead, making plans to begin principal photography and lining up new cast members. But having failed to make the big splash they were hoping for with the stateside premiere, the folks in charge are likely waiting to see if international audiences will be enthusiastic enough about the films to bring Clary Fray and company back for another round of big-screen action.


    Or in other words: If you want more "Mortal Instruments," now is the time to start calling in favors from your friends on other continents...or cloning yourself until you have a small army of Yous, then dispatching them all to Venezuela where the movie makes its premiere tomorrow. Chop chop!
    I blame the patriarchy. OBVIOUSLY.

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    • We managed to go see Gravity this weekend and HOLY! It is amazing in 3D IMAX, you guys. The movie is all about the visuals because the story's just okay, but it is very intense. I'm not really freaked out by the idea of getting lost in space because I'm never gonna be up in space, so wevs. It's not like the ocean which can come roll over your house when it gets all mad. But still, I was breathless several times during the movie because I was super afraid for Sandy!

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      • Seeing it in a couple hours! I must be wimp city because even the trailer makes my toes curl. It's like drowning + falling forever + being trapped in your own mind + starvation.

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        • Hee, I view space the same way I view haunted houses. As long as I never go, I'm good. Enjoy the movie! It's definitely a cinematic EVENT and something that requires a huge booming screen..

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          • I gotta talk Mr. Is into this one. He has negative interest. I'll have to gather data and build my case! I NEED TO SEE IT. I would go alone but I'm skerred.
            Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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            • So yeah, the story is basically "Live! LIVE!" which was just fine because, dude, my muscles are sore from tensing up for 91 minutes straight! I've never been so sweaty from a movie! Plus, I think I had sympathy lack of oxygen? Everyone's right, the effects are spectacular. At certain parts, my entire upper half ducked involuntarily <-- would've been embarrassing, but I made eye contact with all the people around me whose bodies were wussing out at the same time. My sister-in-law left to pee during one of the biggest 3D moments and I'm mad for her! That was worth at least 50% of the IMAX price. OMB whenever they reached out for a piece of space station with their fatty astronaut gloves and lost their grip I wanted to VOM. We left the theater repeating "Space is gross" and wanting to hug the parking lot.

              Oh, yes, and The Cloon is charming, duh.

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              • They are restarting production on City Of Bones 2: Electric Bugaloo, but the reasons are dumb.

                http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ruments-650328

                City of Bones, starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, opened to $14 million over its first five-day weekend and grossed about $31 million domestically for Sony/Screen Gems. But the film, which was also critically panned, had a reported $60 million budget, with Sony putting up an estimated $60 million more to promote the film's release.

                Nevertheless, Martin Moszkowicz, Constantin Film’s head of film and TV, said Clare’s massive fan base has responded positively to the adaptation and that Constantin is determined to continue the franchise.

                "The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going,” Moszkowicz told The Hollywood Reporter. “It's been overwhelmingly positive, in contrast to some other YA titles.”

                Moszkowicz said international returns for City of Bones means the first film’s worldwide take is now close to $100 million but admits box-office revenue was below Constantin’s forecasts.

                “We are analyzing what we did wrong with the first film -- particularly with the positioning and marketing -- and what changes we have to make. We are working with a great group of people to reposition the franchise [for City of Ashes].”

                Moszkowicz suggested one reason for City of Bones’ misfire may have been a marketing campaign that was too narrowly focused on teenage fans, to the detriment of Clare’s 20- and 30-something readers.
                “The readers of Mortal Instruments are older than you might think,” he said. “That may have been one issue in our marketing, that we focused too much on a very young audience segment."
                What exactly this will mean for City of Bones is unclear. In addition to studying its marketing mistakes, Constantin will be picking through the Harald Zwart-directed feature to see if the script, casting or style needs to be tweaked for City of Ashes. Sigourney Weaver had been attached to join the cast of the Mortal Instruments sequel.
                Dudes, a flop is a flop. Let it go.

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                • What other YA flops are they referring to? I don't know any young person who knew any young person who had any interest in watching that first movie.

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                  • Maybe that was a dig at Beautiful Creatures?

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                    • Oh! Totally forgot about that one. If that's the case, a 7 mil opening weekend for Beautiful Creatures vs. 9 mil for Bones = @ you, Moszkowicz.

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                      • I don't get this as a business decision at all. Well, the 8 fangirls of the book like TOTES loved it so we'll keep making it for them! WHUH?

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                        • I'd bet they are hoping for the Netflix bump, in a way.

                          Once everybody rents this crap or streams it? They'll be one board for the sequel!

                          A foolhardy financial endeavor by any stretch. And if I were Lilly Collins I'd be scrambling to get away so I don't get the stank of failure on my ass.
                          Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                          • I like Loki and Tom Hiddleston as much as the next girl but this fandom's obssession with him buffles me.

                            I mean, he's great! Yes. But we also have Iron Man and RDJ in this fandom and the Black Widow and ScrJo and The Hulk and Ruffalo and Captain fucking America and Chris Pine and Thor is also delicious (and personally I also like Renner and Pepper Pots and a lot of other secondary characters). So... why Loki?
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                            • I don't know!

                              He's great, probably an even better human than character. I don't get it.
                              Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                              • Loved Frozen as much as I loved Tangled! Maybe more. I certainly teared up like a little baby more.

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