Constantin Film was so confident in The Mortal Instruments franchise that they gave a sequel to the second film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, a green light before the first film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, even opened. When City of Bones opened to disappointing box office, production on City of Ashes was delayed. But Constantin has renewed faith in the franchise, and will push forward with the sequel. Martin Moszkowicz, Constantin Film’s head of film and TV, THR that the “massive fan base has responded positively to the adaptation and that Constantin is determined to continue the franchise.” While that may be the case, the fan base is clearly nowhere near the Twilight or Hunger Games young adult audience to make the movie a hit on their own.
Hit the jump for how Constantin plans to avoid making the same mistake on City of Ashes.