The big screen adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
hasn’t even hit the big screens yet, and the studio already has the prequel series in development.
Constantin Films is betting on the to-be-released film’s success and bases the prequel on the (also prequel) book series called Infernal Devices
, which was written by Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments centers on a young girl who discovers she is part of a hidden race of angels known as Shadow Hunters, locked in a battle with warlocks and vampires called Downworlders.
Infernal Devices is a prequel that is set in Victorian England and follows a new teen girl plunged into a journey of adventure and self-discovery (and I hope steampunk). These stories feature the ancestors of several Mortal Instruments characters, and they even include some character overlapping.
The book titles are Clockwork Angel
, Clockwork Prince
and Clockwork Princess
. Stephanie Sanditz
(Kate & Leopold) has been hired to write the screenplay.
I’m not really familiar with these books, but then again I’m not part of the target audience for them. Apparently the series has a huge fanbase so these movies might end up doing well.
Sigh… I sometimes wish the fantasy-movie world was more developed back while I was in my teen years, heheh.