Article: Possible fantasy novel series for screen adaptations.
Wizards? √ (LOTR, The Hobbit) and √ (Harry Potter).
Vampires? √ (Twilight), √ (The Vampire Diaries) and √(Vampire Academy).
So, what's left? How about some demon hunters? Okay.
Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments novels were picked up by Screen Gems back in 2009, but here comes the interesting part: casting possibilities.
The first installment, City of Bones, quickly became a bestseller when it was released in 2007. The novel follows Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary girl who stumbles into the hidden world of Shadowhunters and their prey: demons, vampires, werewolves and anything else with big teeth that might go bump in the night. There she meets and falls for Jace Wayland, the sarcastic, skilled Shadowhunter. As you are already guessing, their relationship turns out to be complicated by more than supernatural beasties; even Clary's mother seems to be harboring a deep secret.
Already on board is director Scott Charles Stewart (Priest) and 21-year-old daughter of Phil, Lily Collins (Priest, The Blind Side and next to be appearing opposite Taylor Lautner in Abduction) who has been cast as Clary, the fifteen-year-old red-headed trouble maker and artist. Now Vulture is reporting that the adaptation may have found its leading man: Screen Gems chief Clint Culpepper feels so strongly about casting Alex Pettyfer as Jace that he won't make the film without him. **For the rest of the original article by Angela Burton, go to Indie Movies Online.
So if you're wondering who these actors are, just look below:
Alex Pettyfer as Jace Wayland
Lily Collins as Clary Fray
So the question that begs to be asked, can Alex and Lily do Jace and Clary justice? Are they the right actors for the roles? And if not, who would you choose?