Fans of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series are in for some really exciting goodies in the months to come. For starters, the first prequel comes out August 31st — Clockwork Angel. In a few more months, the 4th TMI book comes out, City of Fallen Angels (plus, as just announced yesterday, TWO more books in 2012 & 2013). Plus, there’s a graphic novel adaptation of The Mortal Instruments in the works, and the movie rights have been optioned! So where do these latter projects stand? Here’s the scoop:
The Mortal Instruments Graphic Novel:
Cassie has been sharing sneak peeks from the graphic novel for some time now. Here’s one of the most recent ones:
(See more on Cassie’s website, including a color panel!)
So when can you get your hands on these graphic novels? Well, unfortunately, we can’t say for sure just yet. They are being published by Th3rd World Publishing — first as monthly installments, then bound together in graphic novels (one per book) and released in bookstores. There’s no release date just yet, but Cassie has said she’s heard they will begin coming out this Winter.
The Mortal Instruments Movie:
Let me start by saying this: a movie version of The Mortal Instruments is NOT being filmed. It’s not in production. No one is casting. A script is not written.
BUT, the film rights to the series have been optioned by Unique Pictures.
This means, they’ve got dibs on making a Mortal Instruments movie *IF* they so choose. It’s not a done deal. But, the studio has secured financing for the project and they’ve got a screenwriter working on a script. This is promising, and means it’s more likely than not that a film version will be made.
What’s more, Cassie has written on her blog that she has total faith in the folks at Unique Pictures that they’ll bring her stories to life faithfully.
So how will you know if and when a Mortal Instruments movie goes into production?
Well, we try to stay pretty on top of industry news where our favorite books are concerned — so we’ll hopefully be one of the first places to report such news if and when it happens! In other words — keep checking back here at Novel Novice! Cassie is also really good about updating her blog & Twitter with this sort of information.