Screen Gems has partnered with Constantin Film and Unique Features to adapt Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones into the first film in a potential franchise based on her Mortal Instruments book series. In Bones, “seemingly ordinary teenager Clary Fray discovers she is the descendent of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world.” Greenhorn Jessica Postigo scripted the adaptation, which sets a variety of mystical creatures (fairies, warlocks, werewolves, etc.) loose on New York City. Hit the jump for the official announcement.
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan is about to get the 3D treatment. Variety reports that Germany’s Constantin Film is developing a 3D animated movie based on the classic character. For those who have never heard of Tarzan (and I find that odd, but whatever), the books are about a boy raised by apes. In the 1999 animated Disney film, he grows up to have dredlocks, surf vines, and enjoy the music of Phil Collins.
The film is being in-house by Robert Kulzer and Reinhard Klooss. No writer or director is currently attached, but Kulzer is also a producer on Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming 3D movies Resident Evil: Afterlife and The Three Musketeers. Warner Bros. and producer Jerry Weintraub (Ocean’s Eleven) have been trying to make a live-action Tarzan since 2003, but to no avail. And somewhere, Casper Van Dien weeps.