It was announced on the 12/04/2013 by The Hollywood Reporter that there has been a few more developments for The Infernal Devices series to be brought to life on the big screen.
They have reported that Constantin Film (the same company to produce The Mortal Instruments movie) has found the writer for the screenplay, Stephanie Sanditz
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.
Sanditz, repped by Gersh, is an actress-turned-screenwriter. Key in getting the Infernal Devices gig was her script for The Mediator, an adaptation of the ghost love story book series by Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries) being developed by A Bigger Boat.
The Hollywood Reporter also announced that they are on the look out for the perfect director to bring the magical Victorian England story to life.
Constantin is also on the hunt for a director to bring on Infernal Devices.
We can definitely see that Constantin Film has a lot of faith in Cassie’s writing and the fans of the books to be looking into bring the TID books to life before TMI has even been released.
The company has a certain amount of faith in the power of Clare and her works. While not at the level of a Stephenie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, the author has a legion of devoted followers, mostly teen girls, the same demographic that has helped power other YA franchises.
Cassie also recently spoke to Showbiz Junkies about how after City of Bones is released, if it does well in the boxoffice and they get the green light to start filming City of Ashes and City of Glass, then they will be shot back to back.
We’ve seen a few films do this, such as The Lord of The Rings trilogy, and it means that they will be able to film them both before the actors start looking a lot older than their characters.
From Showbiz Junkies
They said that if they do the next ones they’re going to shoot them back-to-back, which I think is a really exciting idea because Ashes and Glass happen bang, bang on the heels of each other. This is a really fast-paced story and it only takes place in a couple of weeks. I think that it would be great for them to do that
It is likely that if we do get more TMI films and we are lucky enough to get the TID films, then they will be released in publication order.
This means that that we will have to wait a few more years until we get to see Will, Jem and Tessa on the big screen.
Back in 2011, Cassie spoke to The FAB life and said this:
While TMI fans have been patiently awaiting news on the movie adaptation of first book City of Bones, Clare says Screen Gems (the same studio that optioned TMI) is beginning to move forward on bringing the prequel series to the big screen too. “We’ve only gotten as far as the screenwriter,” she said. “They’re very enthusiastic about it. They were like, ‘What would you feel if we … released them the same way you released the books, alternating?’ I was like, ‘If you think that will work … you know about movies and I don’t!’ That would be really interesting. I don’t know if they would do one in the spring and one in the fall or what.”