Cassandra Clare Restates her Lack of Control over City of Bones Film

1 Sep

imageCassandra Clare took to writing about how little control she had over the City of Bones film on her Tumblr. She repeats that by giving the rights of her books away, the filmmakers can do whatever they please.

 “I’ve always said I didn’t have ultimate control over this movie. (I said it on my website, and here, seven months ago and  a year ago : “When you give over your movie rights you have to accept that decisions about how to adapt your books will be made without you. ) I clarified my position and influence re: the movie here a month ago: : ’The producers and director and production designer were all nice enough to come to me to consult about various things. I gave my opinion. Sometimes they took it. Sometimes they didn’t take it. Sometimes they took part of it but not the rest. Some things I was never asked about and was as surprised as everyone else to see.”

Interestingly, even being on set doesn’t change that – about 60% of what I saw filmed, including a ton of location shooting in ‘Idris’ and flashbacks, didn’t make it in — I hope it’s on the DVD because I think you guys would like it. None of that is a criticism of the movie — but often if you have questions about why things were changed, or when or how, I won’t know the answer, because I don’t know either. I just hope you do know that whenever I was asked for input, I gave it with what I thought you guys would want in the forefront of my mind.

In the end, a film is an interpretation: it’s the director’s vision of a book. If you don’t like it, you’re not a bad fan. If you do like it you’re not a bad fan. If you have a ton of strong opinions well, you’re a fan. 🙂 It’s the nature of the beast. The books will always be the books and nothing changes that. “

If you want to read more go HERE

Also in the post, Clare writes about the amazing time she’s had promoting this film by meeting Shadowhunters, and there are lots of cute pictures of her and the cast.

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Hazel Grace, anyone?

31 Aug

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What do you guys think? Is she Hazel Grace for you? Let us know in the comments below.

EW Reveals Allegiant Sneak Peek

29 Aug

Hey, Initiates! After a long time of waiting, we finally get a sneak peek of Allegiant! The excerpt is really short and it’s from Tris’s POV!

Allegiant Excerpt

Are you excited?? I do! So if we get Tris’s excerpt this time, I assume there would be another excerpt from Four? 😉

Allegiant is the highly-anticipated conclusion of Divergent trilogy written by Veronica Roth. It will be released in the US on October 22nd, 2013.

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Champion by Marie Lu

27 Aug

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Remember that torturous end of Prodigy? Well, Penguin just posted this picture of Champion, the third and final book in the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu.

Honestly, we can all start crying right now.

Julie Kagawa Releasing an Announcement Tomorrow

26 Aug

What has Julie Kagawa got up her sleeve?

Julie Kagawa is the author of The Blood of Eden and The Iron King series.

New Photo of John Green On-Set with Ansel Elgort

26 Aug

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EEEK!

 

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare has a Release Date

26 Aug

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City of Heavenly Fire finally has a release date of 27th May 2014, which is quite a way away! The much anticipated book is the 6th in The Mortal Instruments series. The film adaptation of the first book (City of Bones) is in cinemas NOW, and City of Ashes is already about to film, I can’t wait to read the final installment in the TMI series.