Mister Smith Entertainment is to introduce The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, the sequel to the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, to international buyers at Cannes next week, reports Variety.
“City of Bones,” which is the first pic in the fantasy franchise, is due for release worldwide this summer. Screen Gems will release it in the U.S. on Aug. 23.
Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) returns to helm the sequel. Returning thesps are Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror, Evil Dead, The Blind Side) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Anonymous, “Camelot”).
Lensing on the sequel, penned by Jessica Postigo Paquette, who also wrote the screenplay for City of Bones, begins in the fall.