Now that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has officially begun filming, it is time to discuss which scenes are must-haves for the film. Below is a list of the five scenes that we here at Hypable feel are important to have in the film.

Please be warned if you have not read the books this post contains spoilers to the plot of the story.

1 Pandemonium Club

This is the opening scene in the book and almost has to be the opening scene in the film. This is our introduction not only to Clary and Simon, but the shadow hunting world. Clary spots Jace, Isabelle, and Alec as they handle a demon. It is our first look at Jace through Clary’s eyes and sets the entire tone of the story.

Jace raised his head and smiled. There was something fierce about the gesture, something that reminded Clary of documentaries she watched on the Discovery Channel, the way big cats would raise their heads and sniff the air for prey.

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Now that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has officially begun filming, it is time to discuss which scenes are must-haves for the film. Below is a list of the five scenes that we here at Hypable feel are important to have in the film.

Please be warned if you have not read the books this post contains spoilers to the plot of the story.

1 Pandemonium Club

This is the opening scene in the book and almost has to be the opening scene in the film. This is our introduction not only to Clary and Simon, but the shadow hunting world. Clary spots Jace, Isabelle, and Alec as they handle a demon. It is our first look at Jace through Clary’s eyes and sets the entire tone of the story.

Jace raised his head and smiled. There was something fierce about the gesture, something that reminded Clary of documentaries she watched on the Discovery Channel, the way big cats would raise their heads and sniff the air for prey.

2 Brother Jeremiah and the Silent City (Bone City)

This is a critical scene for Clary as she discovers things about her past, specifically about her mother. There were secrets Jocelyn kept from Clary about who her father was and what Clary really is. Brother Jeremiah is our first look at the Silent Brothers, a group of archivists that keep all the records of reparations as well as information on all the members of the Clave. Brother Jeremiah is asked to help Clary retrieve her memories, but is unable to do so on his own. He takes Clary and Jace into the Silent City to have the other Silent Brothers help retrieve her memories. In the end the brothers are unable to retrieve anything except for a name.

Forgetting Jace, Clary fought the urge to cry out. The archivist’s head was bald, smooth and white as an egg, darkly indented where his eyes had once been. They were gone now. His lips were crisscrossed with a pattern of dark lines that resembled surgical stitches. She understood now what Isabelle had meant by mutilation.

3 Magnus Bane, the High Warlock of Brooklyn

This scene is our introduction to one of the most beloved characters in the series, Magnus Bane. The High Warlock of Brooklyn is throwing a party and Jace, Clary and the others attend in hopes of finding out what happened to Clary’s memories. Magnus is a unique character and you get a really good sense of who he is from this scene. You also get most of the backstory between Magnus and Clary, which is critical to who Clary is. There is also a whole host of downworlders present at the party that later play an important role in the story. This is easily one of the most important scenes in the entire book/film.

The man blocking the doorway was tall and thin as a rail, his hair a crown of dense black spikes. Clary guessed from the curve of his sleepy eyes and the gold tone of his skin that he was part Asian. He wore jeans and a black shirt covered with dozens of metal buckles. His eyes were crusted with a raccoon mask of charcoal colored glitter; his lips painted a dark shade of blue.

4 The Greenhouse

Need I say more? This scene is the moment everyone waits for between Jace and Clary and it has to be perfect. The midnight bloom, the stories that Clary and Jace share, and the kiss are all things that have to be perfectly executed. For the main characters, this is a critical moment that affects the plot moving forward. It also shows Jace in two distinctly different lights, which will be fun to see Jamie Campbell Bower portray on the screen.

5 Valentine’s Return

There are a lot of different parts of his return that are crucial to the storyline, but his initial appearance sets the tone for who Valentine has become since everyone thought he was dead. His appearance is shocking, considering it is part of a much larger betrayal by someone trusted by Jace. Valentine has a charisma that at times detracts from his cruel behavior. While his return seems to be for a single purpose at first, it quickly becomes so much more. All of this has to be embodied in the character, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is going to be a brilliant Valentine.

 

There are so many scenes that fans want to see, so here are some honorable mentions:

– The moment when Jace tells Clary the story of the shadow hunting boy whose father gave him a falcon and the lesson he learned. It shows a softer side of Jace in a sense and it also gives an incredible insight into why he is the way he is. In the film it would be a great quiet moment between Jace and Clary.

– The Hotel Dumort is also another very important scene, especially considering its importance later in the story. This scene introduces us to the vampire coven as well as the werewolves. It also puts Clary and Jace in a great deal of danger. The execution of this scene is crucial to plot points later in the series.

What scenes are you most looking forward to in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones?

Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

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According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!