Author Cassandra Clare took to tumblr to address the delay of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes" production. Production for the sequel to "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," which is currently playing in theaters was postponed just weeks before it was set to start. The studio says the cause for the delay is screenplay.
"Speaking for myself —and honestly, for readers and fans, too — I think a delay could be good. The draft of the screenplay I saw for the first time last week was very far from the book City of Ashes, and if they’d really started shooting in September there wouldn’t have been time to change it. From the limited amount I know, it seems to me better to take the time to get it right than to rush ahead."
Clare also answered fan questions on Twitter and said, "The delay can only help. With this time they're allowing themselves to fix the script to be better! I'm glad they're going to rewrite it." When asked if she could promise whether the movie would be made, Clare responded "I can't I couldn't have promised that about the last film either."
Clare also stressed that she is not part of the production team making the movies and often gets her news from Twitter like she did when the filming was postponed.
Clare is currently hard at work on the "City of Heavenly Fire," the final installment to her Mortal Instruments series.
Executive Martin Moszkowicz also took to Twitter to put fans at ease by saying, "I have the utmost respect for the #tmi fandom. we want to make CoA right. we will make good use of the time."
Fans were fast to show support for the film by getting #WeWantCityofAshes to trend Worldwide. Fans need to know that Constantin Film is doing what's best for the project. The success of "City of Ashes" will determine the rest of this franchise. Taking time to get it right is a very smart move and one that should please fans in the end.
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