The Harald Zwart (Karate Kid) directed Mortal Instruments, an adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s YA fantasy novel, had previously been picked up by Constantin Film. Now they are likely partnering up with Sony Pictures for the production.
Per Deadline “Sony Pictures is the frontrunner to partner with Constantin on the live action adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s ‘The Mortal Instruments’. Sony Pictures, which has ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘James Bond’ and is expected to go forward with the second installment in ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ franchise, is looking to fortify its tent pole business.”
In the film, “Clary, a seemingly ordinary teenager, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.”
Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King wrote the script while Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) was previously announced as starring.