I am uber happy with the details that came out of this piece. LA Times Festival of Books had a great segue convo with Cassie Clare and Harald Zwart when it comes to converting ‘Mortal Instruments’ from book to film. It has made me think a lot about Simon’s character….not to mention the sneak peeks into Magnus love in the film and HOT LUKE!!!!! Read the entire article over at FictoFilm!
….Simon’s character bridges the gap. Clare said, “He is the character through which the audience learns about everything. Simon asks all the questions.”
Zwart added that he was committed to making a film version that was “unique to us and very real for the audience.”
Clare and Zwart also discussed the movie soundtrack.
“It’s being developed by Universal Republic,” said Zwart. “We’re still talking to DJs and artists.” Clare would only offer that she was sent a list of artists by the production company and provided feedback about the music.
In addition to watching the full theatrical movie trailer, fans also got a few insider movie morsels:
- Clare provided a teaser about Aiden Turner, who plays werewolf Luke. “There’s a flashback where Luke looks much younger,” she said. “He looks pretty hot.”
- There’s “extra Magnus” in the movie. Clare said, “In the book we know that Magnus showed up to heal Alec, but in the movie we actually get to see it.”
- Zwart was so intent on remaining true to Clare’s vision that he once sent her 16 pictures of rocks to get her opinion on which one looked most like witchlight.
- Clare was filmed as an extra in Magnus’ party scene. “I was a cat demon. Godfrey (Magnus) and I got our nails done together before the scene. We bonded,” she said. ”The party set was gorgeous.”