With many young adult novel adaptations failing at the box office, you’d have thought the backers of The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones might be hedging their bets on whether a second instalment will ever be made. However they must be pretty confident as they’re already casting City Of Ashes.
THR reports that Sigourney Weaver is in negotiations to star in the film.
The movies are based on Cassandra Clare’s novels, which follow a young woman named Clary Fray (Lily Collins) who learns that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, a group that tracks down and kills demons, vampires, faeries, and other mystical creatures.
Sigourney Weaver is in talks to portray the leader of these Shadowhunters, who is on a personal mission to find the man who killed her son. Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Aidan Turner are all expected to reprise their roles in the sequel, along with most of the rest of the cast.
However all these sequel plans do rely on City Of Bones being a success when it’s released towards the end of August.