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Shadowhunters can rest easy tonight knowing that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘ sequel City of Ashes has just been green lit by Sony.
The Mortal Instruments producer Martin Moszkowicz took to Twitter to reveal the exciting City of Ashes movie news and confirmed that City of Bones lead stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell-Bower will return for the sequel. Director Harald Zwart is set to return too.
The Mortal Instruments – City of Ashes will go into production with Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower directed by Harald Zwart.
— Martin Moszkowicz (@mmoszkowicz) May 8, 2013
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens this August, and fans of the original book by Cassandra Clare have been eagerly awaiting the adaptation.
An action-packed City of Bones international trailer debuted on April 30.
Sony must be happy with how City of Bones turned out considering the sequel is already in development. They must also think there’s enough positive anticipation to warrant a sequel. It looks like they hope to begin shooting the City of Ashes movie later this year.
Coincidentally, another hot young adult book series had its sequel green lit Tuesday evening too: Insurgent, the second book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy.
Are you more excited for the City of Bones movie or the City of Ashes movie?