MORTAL INSTRUMENTS TRAILER: Exclusive sneak peak from MTV

The trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has been released! 

MTV.com has a sneak peak… take a look and see what you think!

I have to admit, I’m not thrilled. It looks like a decent movie, and I’ll probably go see it anyway. But it’s nothing like how I hoped it would be. I know that no adaptation is ever going to be what we hope (except for maybe The Hunger Games and Perks of Being a Wallflower), but, in my humble opinion, it doesn’t seem to be a good representation of The Mortal Instruments book series. And no offense, Jamie Campbell Bower. I like you as an actor just fine. But you are not, and will not EVER be Jace Wayland! But I’ll save any official judgements for when the movie actually comes out. We’ve got a looooong way to go, after all.

If you’re totally diggin’ the MI trailer, and want to know a little more, go check out Hollywood Crush’s 5 Things You May Have Missed.

So, more importantly, what do YOU think? I’m curious to hear what you all have to say. Sound off in the comments… do you think it looks good? And will you go see it when it comes out in August 2013?

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FINALLY!! The Mortal Instruments has a full cast (almost)!

It’s official! The Mortal Instruments has more cast members!!! *FLAIL WILDLY*

As we had posted last month, Lily Collins, JCB, and Jemima West had already been cast as Clary, Jace, and Isabelle (respectively). I dare not keep you in further suspense… scroll down to see who else will be playing who!

Robert Sheehan as Simon

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Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fray

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Keven Zegers as Alec Lightwood

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Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane

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Aidan Turner as Luke

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Jared Harris as Hodge

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Kevin Durand as Pangborn

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Robert Maillet as Blackwell

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C.C.H. Pounder as Madame Dorothea

That still leaves the role of Valentine still up for grabs. So do tell! What do you think of the casting selections so far?? AND who should/will play Valentine?!!!

Also, Cassandra Clare announced the launch of TheMortalInstrumentsMovie.com. There’s lots of fun stuff to drool over take a look at.

I’ve got movie-related goodies! If you’re good, I’ll give you some with your dessert.

IT’S THE WEEKEND! Er, well, at least it finally is for me since I was slaving away at work all day. So now my weekend festivities can begin! As for the rest of you, let me give you some other mid-weekend goodies…

First off, I heard through the grapevine (er, actually, this site) that Lionsgate, the adoptive parents of the Hunger Games movie franchise, has also acquired the rights to the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. Should it ever actually come to fruition, I am DYING to know how they are going to pull this one off. Due to the odd nature of the plot (all the women are dead and men have been infected with a germ that enables everyone to hear everyone else’s thoughts), I would imagine this will be a tough one to produce. All in all, it could actually be a pretty cool movie if done right. And I really want to know who will be doing the “voice” of Manchee, because that dog just cracks me the hell up.

Secondly, I’m excited to report that the extraordinary Marlene King is working on the script for the Mortal Instruments movie. MarKing is the brain behind the Pretty Little Liars series and the screenplays for Now and Then, Just My Luck, and If These Walls Could Talk. Still no word on any other cast members (with the exception, of course, of Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower), but hey. I’ll take all the MI news I can get. We’re one step closer!

And lastly, film rights have been optioned for L.A. Weatherly’s Angel trilogy! I haven’t read it myself yet, but I’m told it’s a good series and would be awesome on the big screen. Of course, we all know that being optioned for film rights doesn’t mean that there will actually be a movie (I think the Looking for Alaska non-movie proves my point). But it’s still exciting to think about! You can read After the Last Page’s review of Angel Burn here (BTW: Angel Burn is the US release of book 1 in the trilogy, which was originally released overseas under the title Angel). 

Not a lot to talk about this time around, but something is better than nothing. Until next time, fellow bloggers! *Batman theme music plays*

News from the Hollywood Rumor Mill

I HAVE CASTING RUMORS!

I adamantly refuse to call it casting “news” anymore, because it always changes and never turns out to be right anyway. BUT! I will share with you some recent tidbits of info I have stumbled across…

Once again, please remember that these are all just RUMORS. I take no responsibility if/when any of this info changes. I also won’t be held responsible for my actions if they don’t freaking decide who is going to play Lucinda Price!

Fallen

Wow. Um... yea. WOW.

I'll have a helping of that, thank you very much.

Keeping that in mind, I would like to note that Lucy Hale is still listed as playing Lucinda Price in the Fallen adaptation. However, on the same casting page, Mary Oliveros is also listed as playing Luce. *disgruntled sigh* Like Luce, there are also two different actors rumored to be playing Cam … Brant Daugherty (who many of us may know as Noel Kahn in the Pretty Little Liars TV series) and Chance Stroot (who is a relatively new face in Hollywood and seems to have never had a major role in anything). My vote? GO WITH BRANT! His swoonworthy eyes alone make him ultra Cam-like!  Although after doing my homework on Chance, I think it could be a toss up. He’s quite the little hottie, as well. Also, Liam Aiken is rumored to be playing Miles (who I remember as Klaus in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Indiana Evans is rumored as Gabbe.

Mortal Instruments

Better 1...

...or better 2?

In Mortal Instruments movie news, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey has been added to the cast as a potential Isabelle Lightwood. For the Pirates of the Caribbean fans out there, you may remember Astrid as Syrena in PotC: On Stranger Tides. And, in the time that it took me to write this blog post, Tania Raymonde has been added to the Mortal Instruments casting pool, also as Isabelle Lightwood. Raymonde has appeared in several TV series, incluidng Death Valley, Look, and Lost. Raymonde is a decent actress, and she’s got the look of Isabelle. I can totally see her playing a kickass head-turner.

That’s all I’ve got for now, but you know that as soon as I hear any more rumors, you’ll be the first ones I tell.