So for those of us who have been patiently waiting for any news on the ‘City of Ashes’ films, there’s a little bit of news that has surfaced.
Harald Zwart, the director of ‘City of Bones’, is no longer part of the sequel we have been pushing so much, according to Science Fiction.
You can read the whole article here, but I’ve taken out some of the main points.
Fans of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘ have been waiting to hear about the progress of a sequel after hearing about the second film being delayed due to low box office returns. While the original film did make a profit, it was at a slim margin which stalled the sequel’s progress. Initially, filming for ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes’ was scheduled to start in Toronto, Canada last September before being delayed to a 2014 production. Sadly now, we are getting a new stumbling block. It was just announced that the director of the first film, Harald Zwart (‘The Karate Kid’, ‘Agent Cody Banks’), is now out of the sequel’s creation.
While the studio has made no official announcements, as of this time Zwart stated that “The studio is still certain that they will make this movie, but it’s not me who directs it. I will focus on other projects in the future. Shadow Hunters was a great experience and it gave me a good window to show off.”
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a little saddened by this. Having spoken to Harald, he seemed very keen about doing the sequel, so I’m a little gutted. I hope we hear something a little more reliable from Sony soon. What do you guys think?
Thanks to Mundie Moms for making us aware of this!