If you recall, back in late August The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones did not exactly do well at the box office. Obviously, this was a huge upset for a film that spent $60 million on advertising alone. Safe to say the film didn’t come close to breaking even. And it was certainly a disappointment to fans of the book series. I mean, c’mon, if Twilight can do it, everyone should be able to.
However, all that bad news is not stopping Constantin Filmes from giving it another go. The producer is pushing forward with a film adaptation of the second book in Cassandra Clare’s series, City of Ashes. Seemingly, Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower will return, unless they decide to start from scratch.
So what could possibly make Constantin think this was a good idea?
According to Forbes:
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, distributed by Sony and released in 2D and glorious IMAX 2D received poor reviews and dramatically failed at the box office. That toxic combination generally means “no sequel”. But Constantin, allegedly spurred on by fan mail and online reaction from franchise fans, is pressing forward to what is an almost unheard-of rarity: a sequel to a genuine box office flop.
So there you have it.