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ABC Family Casts Dominic Sherwood in ‘Shadowhunters’ Series

19 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

British actor Dominic Sherwood has been cast as Jace in ABC Family’s saga series “Shadowhunters,” based on “The Mortal Instruments” books, Variety has learned.

Sherwood starred in “Vampire Academy” and is also known for being featured in Taylor Swift’s “Style” video.

The supernatural series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray (yet to be cast), who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, and that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When Clary’s mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, she is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace (Sherwood) and her best friend, Simon. Living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

Jace is described as narcissistic and “lethally gorgeous.” He is a determined and expert Shadowhunter, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Robert Sheehan on saying the c-word in front of kids, wanting to try Shakespeare

17 April 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tourette syndrome has gotten the Hollywood spotlight from stars like Amy Poehler in “Deuce Bigalow,” Bill Murray in “What About Bob?” and Elle Fanning in “Phoebe in Wonderland.” Media representation of the tic disorder has ranged from irreverently comedic to sweetly tragic. The new movie “The Road Within,” which opens in theaters Friday, aims for a bit of both – funny but also sweet and touching and respectful of those who have Tourette’s. In the film, 27-year-old Irish actor Robert Sheehan (“Misfits,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”) plays Vincent, a teen dealing with Tourette syndrome following the death of his mother. He moves into a clinic, where he meets Marie (Zoe Kravitz), a girl with an eating disorder, and Alex (Dev Patel), a boy with obsessive-compulsive impulses. When the three teens steal their doctor’s car and escape the clinic, they embark on a road trip full of rebellious antics, »

- Emily Rome

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McG to Direct ‘Mortal Instruments’ TV Series ‘Shadowhunters’

14 April 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Poor box office sank plans for a second Mortal Instruments movie, but the franchise will live on in a different form. ABC Family has set McG to direct the first episode of Shadowhunters, based on the fantasy Ya series by Cassandra Clare. More details on the Mortal Instruments TV series after the jump.  Deadline reports […]

The post McG to Direct ‘Mortal Instruments’ TV Series ‘Shadowhunters’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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ABC Family Sets McG To Direct Shadowhunters Pilot

14 April 2015 4:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Young Adult literary adaptations have dominated the movie box office for some time now – with titles such as Twilight, The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner all generating their own cinematic franchises. It was inevitable that television would find a way to jump on that gravy train, and ABC Family has ordered their version – Shadowhunters – straight to series, with McG at the helm of the pilot episode.

Shadowhunters is a television spinoff from the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, which was adapted from the book of the same name by Cassandra Clare. That book is the first of a series of six Young Adult fantasy novels, which itself fits into a larger series of writing, titled The Shadowhunter Chronicles. The series is built around the character of Clarissa “Clary” Fray – a teenager who makes surprising discoveries about her identity and her parentage. Through a sequence of shocking events and revelations, »

- Sarah Myles

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'Mortal Instruments' TV Series Pilot Gets Director McG

13 April 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, we reported that ABC Family has issued a series order for their Mortal Instruments TV series entitled Shadowhunters, based on Cassandra Clare's best-selling novel series. Today, Deadline confirms that McG has signed on to direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on the series. While best known for recent films such as 3 Days to Kill and This Means War, the filmmaker has also directed pilot episodes for Fastlane, Chuck and The Mysteries of Laura.

The series follows the adventures of Clary Fray, who finds out on her 18th birthday that she is part of a long line of Shadowhunters, half-human and half-angel hybrids who are tasked with hunting demons. After Clary's mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, she is brought into this mysterious world by Jace and his best friend Simon, as she begins a journey of discovery while living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves. »

- MovieWeb

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McG To Direct ABC Family’s ‘Mortal Instruments’ Series ‘Shadowhunters’

13 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

McG is  set to direct the opening episode of Shadowhunters, the straight-to-series drama based on Cassandra Clare's Ya fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments, which was recently picked up by ABC Family. McG also will executive produce the series, a spinoff of the 2013 feature film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, alongside writer-showrunner Ed Decter. Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she… »

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The Mortal Instruments Drama Shadowhunters Goes Straight To Series At ABC Family

1 April 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Perhaps TV audiences will be kinder than moviegoers. After The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones went embarrassingly belly-up at the box office in the summer of 2013, Constantin Film was left in quite an unenviable position, having already planned a follow-up film that it was then forced to pull the plug on. Now, it appears that the Ya supernatural fantasy series, based on the novels by Cassandra Clare, are getting another shot at success in the form of an ABC Family series titled Shadowhunters.

Like City of Bones, the show is expected to focus on 18-year-old Clary Fray, who discovers on her birthday that she is descended from Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids tasked with hunting down monstrous demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped by forces of darkness, Clary is thrown headfirst into a supernatural New York City populated by faeries, vampires, werewolves and other fantastical denizens. With the help of Shadowhunter »

- Isaac Feldberg

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ABC Family Orders 'The Mortal Instruments' Series 'Shadowhunters'

31 March 2015 6:55 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After flopping at the box office, "The Mortal Instruments" is getting new life as a TV series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC Family has ordered "Shadowhunters," based on the novels by Cassandra Clare, straight to series, with the adaptation eyed for 13-episode first season. THR reported back in October that production company Constantin Film wanted to turn the franchise into a "high-end drama" series in order to "go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth" than a film franchise could.

The move is also financial, since the 2013 big screen adaptation, "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, only accrued $31 million at the domestic box office, cancelling plans for a movie sequel, "City of Ashes."

As in the film, "Shadowhunters" will center around Clary Fray, who discovers on her 18th birthday that she comes from a long line of human-angel hybrids »

- Katie Roberts

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'Mortal Instruments' TV Series Coming to ABC Family

30 March 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

ABC Family has picked up its first scripted saga-to-series, Shadowhunters, from The Mortal Instruments franchise, announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family and Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family. The series will go into production this May in Toronto.

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold. Here's what ABC Family »

- MovieWeb

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'The Mortal Instruments' TV Series 'Shadowhunters' Heads To ABC Family

30 March 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" didn't become the next big Ya franchise hit when it opened in 2013, taking in a meager $90 million worldwide. That effectively killed the mooted sequel, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes," which was originally planned to shoot last year, but there's no such thing as a dead brand anymore. Last fall, word arrived that Cassandra Clare's book series would make its way to television, and indeed, the wheels are very much in motion. THR reports that ABC Family has given a straight-to-series order for "Shadowhunters." Ed Decter ("Helix," "Unforgettable," "The Client List") will be the showrunner and executive producer for the thirteen-episode first season, and it sounds like they will be starting the story over and pretending the movie never happened. So yes, you'll learn all about human-angel hybrid Clary Fray who has to fight demons with Jace and Simon all over again. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'The Mortal Instruments' TV Series 'Shadowhunters' Heads To ABC Family

30 March 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

So, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" didn't become the next big Ya franchise hit when it opened in 2013, taking in a meager $90 million worldwide. That effectively killed the mooted sequel, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes," which was originally planned to shoot last year, but there's no such thing as a dead brand anymore. Last fall, word arrived that Cassandra Clare's book series would make its way to television, and indeed, the wheels are very much in motion. THR reports that ABC Family has given a straight-to-series order for "Shadowhunters." Ed Decter ("Helix," "Unforgettable," "The Client List") will be the showrunner and executive producer for the thirteen-episode first season, and it sounds like they will be starting the story over and pretending the movie never happened. So yes, you'll learn all about human-angel hybrid Clary Fray who has to fight demons with Jace and Simon all over again. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Mortal Instruments TV Series Is Coming to ABC Family

30 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While 2013's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones wasn't a breakout hit at the box office, ABC Family is giving the franchise a second shot. The network has ordered a full season of Shadowhunters, a new show based on Cassandra Clare's Ya books. "Shadowhunters is a big, epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight franchises," ABC Family president Tom Ascheim said. "A New York Times bestseller for 122 consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, Shadowhunters is the perfect story to share with our audience." There's no premiere date yet, but we do know the first season will consist of 13 episodes. Production will begin in May, though no cast members have been announced yet. Lily Collins, Lena Headey, and Jared Harris starred in the movie, though it's highly doubtful they will be back for the series. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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The Mortal Instruments Gets a TV Show Called Shadowhunters

30 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones came out in 2013, I remember watching it in slight befuddlement. It was competently directed by Harald Zwart with a good performance from Lily Collins, but it just wasn't my thing at all. And, if I remember correctly, it ended with a weird sort of agreement between the two leads that they might be brother and sister, but they also might not be... and they just kind of decided to go with the latter assumption instead of really finding out lest they ruin their romance (if I'm wrong, feel free to tell me in the comments). If I'm right on that last point, it makes the franchise's move to ABC Family a tad ironic. But after City of Bones underperformed at the box office and a sequel in pre-production was scuttled, here we go. The Mortal Instruments will now take on a new life as Shadowhunters at the network, »

- Evan Dickson

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‘Mortal Instruments’ Series ‘Shadowhunters’ Lands At ABC Family

30 March 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Shadowhunters, the TV series based on Cassandra Clare’s Ya fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments, has found a U.S. home: ABC Family has acquired rights to the series, a spinoff of the 2013 feature film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. The project officially was announced at Mipcom last fall, when the film’s producer Constantin Film revealed the TV plans and tapped veteran writer/executive producer Ed Decter as showrunner. With a U.S. outlet locked, Shadowhunters… »

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‘The Mortal Instruments’ Series: ABC Family Orders ‘Shadowhunters’

30 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC Family has ordered “Shadowhunters,” a series based on “The Mortal Instruments” franchise, Variety has learned.

The project marks the cabler’s first scripted “saga-to-series,” based on the bestselling book series by Cassandra Clare, who commented, “I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the ‘Shadowhunters’ to life. As a huge fan of longform television drama, I can’t wait to see the story unfold and for the fans to have more time with the world and the characters.”

“Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, and she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters — human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When Clary’s mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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ABC Family Orders "Mortal Instruments" Series

30 March 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

ABC Family has given a series order for "Shadowhunters," a new longform TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" book series.

The story follows eighteen-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.

When Clary's mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend Simon. She soon begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

This will be the cable channel's first "saga-to-series" and is scheduled to begin production in May in Toronto. No casting or premiere has yet been set.

The show, which will be produced by Ed Decter ("Helix," "Unforgettable"), is the second screen adaptation of Clare's work following the 2013 film "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones".

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- Garth Franklin

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9 franchise-starting young adult films that struggled

25 March 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

For every Harry Potter or Hunger Games series, there are those franchises that didn't quite set the world on fire...

Since Insurgent came out, I’ve been thinking about those less fortunate: the franchise wannabes. While Divergent may have succeeded financially, (a film that rode on the coat-tails of the even more lucrative The Hunger Games franchise) there are others who didn’t quite make it into the movie world’s big leagues. These are the franchise-starters that flopped, the films produced with the optimistic hope that they will bring in the readies and kick-start Hollywood’s latest franchise. Worse luck for them, really.

For the sake of simplicity, this list will zero in on Ya franchise-starters, films adapted from a young adult novel or with that audience in mind. There are plenty of more mature films that struggled such as Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, The A-Team »

- simonbrew

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Nordisk Film boards Harald Zwart's '12th Man'

20 March 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hollywood director returning to Norway for war drama following The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Karate Kid reboot.

Nordisk Film’s return to movies continues apace with the Danish major boarding Harald Zwart’s 12th Man.

The long-gestating film is set during the Second World War and centres on Norwegian resistance hero Jan Baalsrud.

It will mark a return to Norway for director Zwart, who scored a hit at the box office with the reboot of The Karate Kid in 2010. He most recently directed Ya adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which underperformed when released in 2013.

12th Man centres on the true story of Baalsrud and three other commandos who were trained by the British to mount an assault on the Nazis.

They arrived by fishing boat to destroy the German air control tower at Bardufoss in Troms on March 29, 1943. But their mission was betrayed and Baalsrud was the only man to evade capture.

Hiding »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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News Bits: Sculptor, Zwart, Leftraro, Seven

18 February 2015 8:56 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sculptor

Sony Pictures has picked up the film rights to Scott McCloud's recently released graphic novel "The Sculptor," and have secured Scott Rudin and Josh Bratman as producers.

The story centers on an artist, destitute and living on the streets, who makes a deal with Death: the power to create with his hands. But after 200 days, his time on Earth is up. Art begins to flow from his hands, but complications ensue when he meets the girl of his dreams. [Source: Heat Vision]

Untitled Blumhouse Family Horror Tale

Harald Zwart ("The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," "The Karate Kid") has signed on to direct Blumhouse Productions' latest micro budgeted horror film, though this one is reportedly being geared toward families. The film presently does not have a title or synopsis available, though Robert Ben Garant ("Jessabelle") wrote the script and will produce alongside Jason Blum. [Source: THR]

Leftraro

"300" writer Michael B. Gordon has been »

- Garth Franklin

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Horror Round-Up: Blumhouse’s Family-Friendly Horror Movie, Enormous Event Series Adaptation, New Videodrome Poster, Muck Hollywood Screening

17 February 2015 2:02 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to our latest horror round-up! We have news on Blumhouse Productions' upcoming family-friendly horror film and the event series adaptation of the massive monster comic book, Enormous, as well as a look at a new Videodrome-inspired poster from Cavity Colors and a special Hollywood screening for the Kane Hodder-starring fright film, Muck.

Blumhouse Family Horror Movie: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harald Zwart (2010's The Karate Kid, Agent Cody Banks, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) will direct an upcoming, untitled family-friendly horror film from Blumhouse Productions.

Robert Ben Garant (who played Deputy Travis Junior in the Reno 911! TV series and has co-penned Hell Baby and scripted Jessabelle and Blumhouse and Universal's upcoming The Veil) wrote the screenplay for the film, the plot of which has not yet been revealed. Jason Blum produces the project with Jeanette Brill and Couper Samuelson executive producing. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates. »

- Derek Anderson

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