“The Mortal Instruments” Targeted For Small Screen
Constantin Films is relaunching the sci-fi / fantasy series The Mortal Instruments as a TV series.
Showrunner is Ed Decter, whose previously worked on titles such as In Plain Sight and The Client List and Unforgettable.
Martin Moszkowicz, head of TV and film development for Constantin, says the story will work better within the TV medium. He told The Hollywood Reporter that a considerable amount of material had to be left out of the movie. The series, he said, will allow The Mortal Instruments as a TV series to be explored in greater detail.
The news comes in the wake of poor performances by 2013’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The film made $32 million at the box office.
This was way below the expectations of Comstanti and Screen Gems – especially since the film’s budget was around the $60 million mark.
The sequel, The Mortal Instruments: The City of Ashes, was announced in late 2013, but production never moved forward.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was based on the first of a series of books by Cassandra Care.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter