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'Mortal Instruments' Sequel To Continue Being Made for Some Reason


After halting production on their Mortal Instruments sequel due to the poor performance of its predecessor, Constantin Film has now reportedly restarted shooting, because fuck it. Might as well.

Since you've almost certainly forgotten about the film despite it still being in theaters earlier this month, as a reminder, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was the universally unsuccessful supernatural romance young-adult adaptation that was not Beautiful Creatures nor The Host. This was the one that had Lily Collins as essentially the "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in They Live of teenage girl protagonists, able to see all these demons going around disguised as people. She also had a clichéd tribal tattoo glowing on her hand, and that did something.

The film only made $31 million domestically on its $60 million budget, and the extra $50 million it pulled in internationally still doesn't make up for the additional $60 million Sony spent on advertising. So why does Martin Moszkowicz, Constantin's head of film and TV, still want to put out another adventure of Phil Collins' pretty offspring and her magical high-fives? FOR THE FANS:

"The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going," Moszkowicz explained to The Hollywood Reporter. A true testament to the power of mails.

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