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Bad reviews, a soft opening and a tepid $80 million worldwide haul—these are not the signposts for a successful launch of a Ya franchise. And indeed, despite a small but very vocal fanbase for "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones," it seemed that Constantin Film had thrown in the towel when it was announced last month that the in-development sequel, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes," was being shut down indefinitely. The future of the series was in doubt, but today, it looks like fans of Cassandra Clare have reason to rejoice. It seems your letters and petitions have paid off as Constantin has revealed that 'City Of Ashes' will go into production in 2014. "The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going,”  head of the company's film and TV Martin Moszkowicz told THR, before adding the zinger:  “It's been overwhelmingly positive, »

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