the mortal instruments myth series | ISABELLE LIGHTWOOD as APHRODITE, greek goddess of beauty, love and pleasure.
she is the very definition of love; she has hurt, she has ached, but she throws herself into it anyway, heart fuller and bigger than any. her care is an ocean - fierce, ferocious, unforgiving. look there, look at her arms, her legs; she takes fashion and blends it with danger, with beauty; she will take the ugly and sculpt it into pleasure. underestimate her, and she will break you. after all, what is more dangerous than love?
After stalling at the box office, The Mortal Instruments is coming back. As a television series.
Constantin has hired Ed Decter, whose writer-producer credits include Helix, Unforgettable, In Plain Sight and The Client List, as the showrunner for the Mortal Instruments series. The project is currently in development, with Constantin planning to begin production next year. No broadcast partners are yet attached to the series.
Constantin had originally planned to turn Clare’s fantasy series into a feature film franchise but shelved that idea after the firstMortal Instruments film, starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, tanked at the box office, earning just $31 million domestically. Constantin, however, insisted it had not abandoned the franchise and planned to return to Mortal Instruments.
“It actually makes sense to do (the novels) as a TV series,” Constantin film and TV head Martin Moszkowicz told THR. “There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the Mortal Instruments film. In the series we’ll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth.”
The Mortal Instruments series is part of a broader strategic shift at Constantin that will see the German-based company move into English-language television series. Moszkowicz said Constantin is looking at possible television adaptations of several of its English-language movie properties, including period serial killer drama Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and the Resident Evil sci-fi horror franchise.
Constantin’s German television business has been consistently profitable over the years even as its recent English-language films, with the exception of the Resident Evil titles, have misfired. In addition to Mortal Instruments, Constantin’s big-budget disaster movie Pompeii and the 3D animated Tarzan, both fizzled at the box office.
FAVORITE MOMENTS OF TMI (no particular order) || Simon and Isabelle hug in City of Heavenly Fire. “Simon let himself close his eyes and bury his face against her neck. He could feel her heart beating, but violently pushed aside any thoughts of blood. She was soft and strong in his arms, her hair tickling his face, and holding her, he felt normal, wonderfully normal, like any teenage boy in love with a girl. In love.
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