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Thursday, October 24, 2013

City of Ashes Movie News: Constantin Films Believes in the TMI Franchise

Yesterday TMI fans went crazy over the news that City of Ashes the movie had a green light. Variety.Com  reported that the movie is set to shoot in 2014. Though no word yet on whether or not the original cast is coming back, and who the director will be, we're beyond excited that Constantin Films not only believes in the TMI franchise, but they want to get it right. It will be interesting to see if what happens next. We're anxiously awaiting to hear about the cast, if Harald is coming back, and who the screenwriter will be. One thing's for sure, we're thrilled they get it, and they want to make it right.

Here are a few key quotes I picked out from Martin's interview with Variety:

Martin Moszkowicz told Variety: ”We are analyzing exactly what went wrong, and that needs some time. We’ll go back to the drawing board, and we’ll work on the screenplay; we’ll work on the elements of the movie; and then we’ll budget it.”

The article went on to say: 
Moszkowicz said that Constantin “strongly believes” in the franchise, which is adapted from a series of best-selling books for young adults byCassandra Clare. The books have sold 26 million copies, and Constantin also has the rights to other Clare young adult franchises, including three-book series “Infernal Devices,” and the upcoming five-book series “The Magisterium,” which is co-written with the author of “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” Holly Black. The first book in the “Magisterium” series, “The Iron Trial,” will be published next year.

Martin believes in Cassie, and what's she created: 
“We believe strongly in her and the world that she has brought to the readers, but we feel that the movie obviously under-performed. Something was wrong there, and we are trying to make it right the next time,” Moszkowicz said.

Changes are being made in marketing the movie (which I felt was one of their biggest down falls with CoB): 
Changes to the marketing strategy are in the cards, including the target demo. “Maybe we have targeted too young an audience,” he said. “They are very outspoken, especially in the social media world; they are extremely active. But the readers of the books are from 14 to 34 — that’s the main age group — and maybe some of them had issues with how it was marketed. We need to go behind that, and find out exactly what it was.

These kind of quotes give me great hope that City of Ashes will fair even better than City of Bones. I think fans's confidence in the studio will be restored after reading this as well. What are your thoughts on CoA movie moving forward?

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