Friday, January 31, 2014

'THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS' nominated for GLAAD Media Award

The Mortal Instruments is nominated for Outstanding film at the GLAAD awards. Here is the cast at the LA premiere of the film (photo credit Daily Mirror).
 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is nominated for Outstanding Film: Wide Release for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Two events will be held to honor the winners: April 12 in Los Angeles and May 3 in New York.

These prestigious recognizes and honors media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

Other nominees in the Outstanding Film (Wide Release) category include:

Blue is the Warmest Color - Sundance Selects
Dallas Buyers Club - Focus Features
Kill Your Darlings - Sony Pictures Classics
Philomena - The Weinstein Company

This nomination comes on the heels of the team of Jo-Ann MacNeil, Karola Dirnberger and Paul Jones being nominated for Achievement in Makeup for the Canadian Screen Awards, which will be held on March 9th at 8pm on CBC.

Share your congratulations to The Mortal Instruments cast, crew and Cassandra Clare for creating the Shadowhunter universe! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Meet Cassandra Clare as 'City of Heavenly Fire' tour launches in NYC

With all good things must come great (and maybe bittersweet) endings. The Mortal Instruments series will come to an end with the release of City of Heavenly Fire on May 27th. To kick off this grand finale, those lucky enough to be in the New York area can attend a midnight release event with author Cassandra Clare.

Cassie, the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices trilogy, and The Bane Chronicles, will be signing books following a talk that starts at 10 pm.

Here's the deets and where to purchase tickets:
YA Lit at 92Y: Cassandra ClareDate: Mon, May 26, 2014, 10 pmLocation: Lexington Avenue at 92nd StVenue: Kaufmann Concert HallPrice: from $22.00

92Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life.

Will you be attending this event? What would you like to ask Cassie? Let us know in the comments below or at @TMI_Institute on Twitter.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

ICYMI: New except for 'City of Heavenly Fire' and Cassandra Clare interview

Entertainment Weekly has the Shadowhunter fandom abuzz with the newest except from the final installment of The Mortal Instruments series City of Heavenly Fire. In an interview with author Cassandra Clare, we find out some juicy tidbits of info about the book and about a super secret TV project. (You can go to EW for the entire article).

EW: There are no advance copies of City of Heavenly Fire. How hard is it to keep everything about the book a secret?
Cassie: When there are [advance copies], I feel like I am more able to talk about [the books] in interviews and online, even though, of course, I don’t want to spoil people. But this one is under such a blanket of secrecy, I am a little bit scared to say anything. And it took me awhile to get used to that. … The idea that this stuff is kept so under wraps is really hard to adjust to as a writer, but I will say that people have read it. I have a whole writing group. They have all read it and given me notes.
EW: What can you tease about the book?
Cassie: I can definitely say that the characters go to a location that we’ve heard about, but we’ve never seen in any of the books. There is a death of a major character really early on in the book that I think will surprise people. And there are two weddings.
EW: How does it feel to finally be at the end of this series?
Cassie: Wrapping up a series that’s been going on for so long — and it’s the year after the movie came out — you really feel like this is the most highly anticipated book I’ve written and will maybe ever write. So it’s certainly an incredibly odd feeling.
EW: Now that you’re finished with The Mortal Instruments, what other projects are you working on?
Cassie: One of the things I’m super excited about is a TV project. I can’t say that much about it because it’s super secret. But it’s been really fun, and I’m really excited. Sorry I can’t say more.
EW: When do you think you’ll be able to speak freely?
Cassie: I’m guessing in a couple of months, but it’s super exciting because I love television.
Before we can wrap our heads around the two weddings (Shadowhunters, will it be Jocelyn/Luke, Clary/Jace, Magnus/Alec or maybe even Jem/Tessa?), we must first sit here squeamishly while we theorize who will die early on? We want your thoughts on this! #TMIWhoWillDie

Even maybe more exciting is that their is a TV project in the works. If you're like we are, the thought of The Infernal Devices becoming a regular TV series is FANTASTICLY exciting (right up there with a Dirty Sexy Alley Scene or Will Herondale just being who he is). What actors would you like to see on the small screen in a TID show?

Now to the biggest part of the news: a brand new snippet from CoHF.
How do you feel about this council member, Diana, telling Clary to kill Sebastian with the Morgenstern sword? Do you think Clary has it in her to rid the world of him, or should she instead find a way to rid him of the evil within? We'll find out all the answers on May 27th as City of Heavenly Fire hits bookstores near you. Until then, share your thoughts, feels, theories and more in the comments below or with us on Twitter at @TMI_Institute. @TMI_Institute

Saturday, January 18, 2014

New stills for 'Love, Rosie' with Lily Collins and Sam Claflin

Rosie and Alex are best friends. They are suddenly separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Can their friendship survive years and miles? Will they gamble everything for true love?

We are a sucker for good love stories, especially if it stars The Mortal Instruments star Lily Collins. After last year Lily glamoured us as a Shadowhunter on the verge of greatness and gave us feels upon feels with Logan Lerman in Stuck in Love, we have been waiting for stills from Lily's upcoming movie with Hunger Games hottie Sam Claflin called Love, Rosie. Thanks to, we have three new stills of this book-to-screen adaptation by .

The film also stars Christian Cooke (Mercutio in the 2013 film Romeo & Juliet) and Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark on Game of Thrones and was filmed in Ireland last year after Lily finished up City of Bones. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in summer 2014 and is produced by Constantin and Canyon Creek Pictures.

Are you excited to see more stills of this film? Will you go see the movie when it hits the theaters this summer? Comment below to let us know and always share your thoughts with us on Twitter at @TMI_Institute.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Mortal Library: Hard Glamour Excerpt + Interview

Author Maggie Marr introduces a new adult contemporary romance series called the Glamour Series. The first book of the new series, Hard Glamour, has been released just a few days ago on January 14th 2014. It is a story containing promises, of standing on the brink of success, and a twist of fate. Tour hosted by: ATOMR Tours.

About Hard Glamour:
A promise to keep….
Honoring her mother’s last wish, Lane Channing vows to follow her dreams. She
takes the ‘big risk’ and leaves her small Kansas town behind and heads to LA, the 
city of dreams. She’s got a stellar job lined up, an old jeep, and 20 bucks to last 
her to her first paycheck. Her hopes shatter when she arrives to find her job’s
been given to someone else. Now she’s broke and will soon be living on the
streets if she doesn’t do something fast. Welcome to cutthroat – Lane is most
certainly not in Kansas anymore.
On the cusp of success…
Dillon MacAvoy has one goal–to become a star–whatever it takes. Even if it
means honing his bad-boy can’t-be-tamed-and-forever-single image. Besides the
image isn’t far from the truth. Dillon cares only about his younger brother and his
career. He’s on the brink of superstardom if he can just decide on the next right 
script. But for that, he needs a script reader he can trust.
In a strange twist of fate…
Lane Channing is Dillon’s last chance. If Lane lasts the summer without becoming 
MacAvoy’s latest conquest, she’s guaranteed a job in entertainment. No problem, 
as long as she can ignore the heat that pulses through her every time Dillon is in 
the room. After all, love and commitment with a sweet, hometown girl would 
only ruin the Dillon MacAvoy brand."

Hard Glamour links: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N

About the Author: 

Maggie Marr grew up in the Midwest and made the move to Los Angeles to work in the movie business. She was a motion picture literary agent for ICM before  becoming a full time writer. She's written for film and TV and ghostwritten for celebrities. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

Maggie Marr gives us an insiders view of her writing and of Hard Glamour in the exciting interview below!

Q: Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
Maggie: I write first thing in the morning. My mind is clear and it's the best time for me to get my words down. Also, I am trying to send a message to my muse that Writing Is Important by making my writing the first thing I do in my day. Plus, it is so easy with everything else that goes on in a day to not get the writing done if I don't make it the first thing I do. 
Q: Where did you get the idea or inspiration for HARD GLAMOUR?
Maggie: I love the New Adult genre. I've lived and worked in Hollywood and written about Hollywood for nearly a decade so when Dillon and Lane started telling me their story it seemed like a natural fit. 
Q: What was your favorite part writing this novel? Don’t forget to tell us why. 
Maggie: I love it when the characters start to act on their own and surprise me. This usually starts to happen around page 60 or so. Up to then I am listening to them tell me their story but I kind of know what they are doing and where I *think* they are going to go with it but then all the sudden Wham! The characters are off and they are surprising me with their words and their actions--I love that!
Q: What was the most difficult part writing this novel?
Maggie: How hard Dillon was as a male character in the beginning. He is just so Alpha and is unlikeable and closed off--we start to understand why and see that this is a defense mechanism and how Lane is able to break through those barriers but at first he was a really tough guy to like.
Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Maggie: Read!I love to read! I read all kinds of books truly it is my favorite activity. I also love chasing after the children and yoga.
Q: Any future writing news you would like to share?
Maggie: So many fun things this year! Broken Glamour, book 2 in the Glamour Series publishes March 2014, Fast Glamour, book 3 comes out in May, and finally Easy Glamour, book 4 is set to publish in July.
An inside look at Maggie Marr's favorite quotes and why they are her favorite from Hard Glamour! 

"Maybe this summer in Los Angeles was a Big Risk, but I wanted into the world of entertainment. I wanted to make movies. I wanted to live in California. I wanted to feel alive and whole. I wanted so much more than a girl from Kansas should ever want." --Lane Channing

Maggie: I love the above quote because it is so Lane. The quote expresses her excitement and her optimism as well as this fearlessness that resides deep inside her. Even though things have been tough for Lane she still believes in dreams and taking chances. 


"I turned off the jets of water and wrapped a towel around my waist, then stepped out of the shower and turned toward the steamed mirror. I wiped it clean and looked into that face of mine. The hard, cold eyes of a man who would never get the chance to love a good girl like Lane Channing stared back. Sometimes I hated that guy." --Dillon MacAvoy

Maggie: I love this quote because it shows who Dillon is in the beginning of the story. He is closed off and he doesn't even like the guy he's become and yet he has no idea how to change himself, how to be the guy that deep down he wants to be. 


"I was falling in love with Dillon MacAvoy. A love that could never be returned. I could have my summer, I could have him for a while, but the girl that would have him for forever—I knew for certain that girl wouldn’t be me." --Lane Channing

Maggie: This quote is great because Lane won't stop herself from falling in love with Dillon--actually she can't stop herself and yet she can't believe that possibly she is the right girl for him--at least not yet. 


"My heart thudded and my throat thickened. I closed my eyes and licked my lips. I was an asshole. I was a man-whore. I was a guy that used girls and kicked them to the curb and now finally, when I met a girl I couldn’t get out of my system, a girl I wanted to stay, a girl I cared about, I was going to pay for my past sins." --Dillon MacAvoy

Maggie: Again, another quote where Dillon doesn't like who he was or what he was, but here he is starting to accept that his past actions have repercussions. Here in this quote we see remorse and a desire by Dillon to change so that he won't ruin his future. 


"You’ll walk out there to the premiere, you’ll go to the party, and you’ll pretend. You’ll pretend none of this bothers you. You’ll pretend you’re having a great time. You’ll follow Dillon and his team’s lead and you’ll even pretend you aren’t sleeping with him and you aren’t in love. And you’ll do it for his career. For the business. --Amanda Sterling

Maggie: I LOVE Amanda. She grew up in the entertainment industry and totally gets it. Amanda is giving Lane the truth about being a part of entertainment. About the compromises that Amanda has made in her life and the compromises that she is certain that Lane will have to make and all for a career in an amazing but demanding industry.

Behind the Scenes with the Characters of Hard Glamour

"Dillon MacAvoy is a study in contradictions. He is a great character to get
to write. Here is a guy who is completely an alpha male but with this soft
interior. An interior that was not honored when he was a child. He gets plucked from obscurity, does a huge underwear add and is now on his fourth film. Dillon is on the ride of his life when we meet him--but he is also terrified and lonely and he is doing what he learned to do when he was a child when he was terrified and that is to act tough and not feel--or at least act like he doesn't feel. Many of Dillon's qualities come from being raised by a very tough dictatorial father who never showed emotion. A father that believed everything was disposable. Dillon was a kind and emotional kid and his father quite literally tried to beat the emotion out of Dillon. Dillon's father saw his son's caring nature as a vulnerability, a weakness so he did everything he could to 'toughen' Dillon up. We also see how dictatorial the MacAvoy family was/is in their reaction to their youngest son Choo. Dillon makes a painful choice to support his brother, Dillon eschews a relationship with his parents because of their refusal to accept Choo for who he is: A gay man. Dillon is loyal and kind and just and he will do anything to protect his brother from any further pain inflicted by their parents. Dillon is a physically gifted man. He has dark hair, beautiful blue eyes. He is thick and well-muscled. He exudes a fearless confidence. When I write him  I often see glimpses of Channing Tatum, in his looks and the way he moves.  He has a great appetite for women, and woman love Dillon. He is that good-looking guy that you can take home to mom but really he is a bad-boy in disguise."

"Lane Channing is effervescent, and kind, and compassionate, and strong.
You look at her and can make the mistake of thinking she is a pushover
that perhaps you are just dealing with another pretty face but you aren't.
The most amazing part of Lane is her resilience. She refuses to be knocked
down for long. Just before the start of the story Lane lost her mother--but Lane refuses to let that pain bury her. Instead, Lane follows through on her promise to her mom to follow her dreams and leaves Kansas City to come to Los Angeles for a summer job. I love how Lane opens herself up. How even after the pain and confusion she's endured she continues to allow herself to feel and be vulnerable. I think this is why Dillon is drawn to her, because deep down he too wants to let his emotional side out--but is quite simply terrified to do so. He sees in Lane a deep emotional strength that he admires. Lane opens within Dillon his own emotions so that he can express his feelings. Lane has been focused first on school and getting through school and then on her mother while her mother was ill. So while she's not necessarily been sheltered she hasn't had much time for boys and parties. She isn't someone who is going to toss away her first time. She doesn't want to 'get it over with' she's been waiting for the right guy. Dillon is that guy. When they fall for each other, the heat is amazing. Lane reminds me of Jennifer Lawrence only with darker hair. I love how Lane views the world with a continued joy and openness even after the pain and loss she's suffered."

Now that you know a little bit about the book, you know the author, and the characters, check out this sneak peek of Hard Glamour!

Hard Glamour Excerpt:
I might have been straight out of the fly-over states, but I wasn’t a moron. I definitely didn’t appreciate the looks or the attitude being shot my way. I stood in the center of the human resources department in my new suit and my new heels with my new bag and my new haircut, expecting to start my new job. “What do you mean my job is gone?” My fingertips tingled and my heart jolted in my chest. I stared wide-eyed at the blonde behind the human resources desk. She settled her chin on her hand. She looked bored. My problem was definitely not her problem. A part of me wanted to reach over and shake her. “A client needed a summer internship for his brother.”“But you have something else for me, right?” My voice grew louder as the idea of what was going down sank into my brain. “I just drove two thousand miles for a summer job.” I crossed my arms over my chest. “I need the money.”Her eyes slitted and she tilted her head. “It’s an internship,” she said. “You don’t get paid for an internship in entertainment.” Her eyes roamed over me and my sixty-dollar suit like I was a hick from Hicksville, USA. When was the last time this little girl had ever paid for anything on her own? Her HR assistant gig wasn’t paying for those Loubies on her feet, which were peeking out from under her desk. Damn, those were some great-looking shoes. “What kind of company doesn’t pay a person for summer work?” I asked. “The kind of company that gets five thousand résumés a week.” She rolled her eyes toward the ceiling as though she was educating a Neanderthal and not someone who’d just locked down her third year of college. She resettled her gaze on me. “Who do you even know to get in here?” she asked as though there had been some tragic mistake other than CTA giving away my internship to some overindulged rich kid and me believing my internship would be paid. Who did I even know? I cocked my hip to the side and sucked in my cheeks. Little Miss Attitude was not so great at HR. “A friend of my mom referred me,” I said. “But I nailed the Skype interview.”“Who’s your mom?” She twisted her blond extensions between her finger and thumb, suddenly interested that maybe I was somebody she should know. A piece of my heart broke with the word mom on her lips. Who was my mom? She was my world—had been my entire world—with her wild, curly golden hair and bright blue eyes, eyes that always seemed to smile even when things were remarkably bad. Tiny pinpricks of heat started at the backs of my eyes and I swallowed and forced myself to concentrate on the entitled girl in front of me. “That’s not important.” I cleared my throat and looked around the gray room full of cubicles. “Is there anyone else I can talk to? You know, about a real job?” I’d rolled into L.A. on gas fumes and grabbed a bed and a shower in a Best Western. I didn’t know a soul in Los Angeles. I had approximately seventy dollars to last me until my first paycheck, and I dearly hoped one of my coworkers needed a roommate for the summer. Call me a gambler, call me a risk-taker, call me crazy—I’d been called worse—but when I found out I’d gotten the gig for the summer at CTA, the biggest entertainment agency in L.A., I didn’t think twice about hitting the road from Lawrence for my opportunity of a lifetime. Especially after the hell of the past year. The only problem was that it appeared that my “opportunity of a lifetime” had evaporated. “You can talk to Nancy,” the blonde said and jerked her head toward the door. “She’s the head of HR, but she won’t have anything for you either. Not if you need money.” A flush blossomed on my neck and bloomed on my cheeks. Who didn’t need money? Oh, right, rich kids with trust funds and parents that stole other kids’ jobs. Yes, I was one of those people that needed money. No daddy to bail my ass out, no mama with a trust fund to pay for my entire life. I had to actually work and get paid to have clothes, a car, a place to live, and even school.“Take a seat. I’ll see if she has time.” Half a day later, after meeting with two other people, both of whom seemed grandly perplexed that I would assume my internship was paid, I had no job, no internship, and in twenty-four hours most likely no place to stay."

We hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into Maggie Marr's new series! We want to hear what you think about Dillian and Lane from Hard Glamour in the comments below!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Is Jonathan Morgenstern redeemable? We asked the fans...

With the reveal tonight of the City of Heavenly Fire, I took to Twitter to talk about the dark half of the duo gracing the cover: Sebastian aka Jonathan.

It's hard to say what Cassandra Clare decided to do with Sebastian. She's said in the past the Sebastian is not redeemable, but there are some (including myself) who think that even the detestable brother of Clary Fray can truly rid himself of the horrible demon nature and become redeemed in the eyes of Clary and the readers.

So, I wanted to ask the fans what THEY think. While we wait for the release on May 27th (US date), we leave with you these Sebastian thoughts. Be sure to comment below or tweet us at @tmi_institute with your #COHFtheories.


We have waited (maybe not so) patiently for the long awaited conclusion to The Mortal Instruments series. With just a few short months to go (May 27th is the US release date), Shadowhunters have been dying to know if there is anything that cover of the book will reveal, most importantly of which ... who will survive?

Here it is Shadowhunters and Downworlders!


Thanks to the internet for the pic! We aren't sure of the source, so if this was your grab let us know! We've seen Clary and COHF trend, and we are freaking amazed by this cover. Take a close look.

First, and foremost, since this is grab, sorry for the quality. Clary has her back towards us, the reader. Does this mean a betrayal? Does this means she's turning her back on everyone to do what she thinks she must? Who's the mystery man? Cassie says it's SEBASTIAN!!!

Cassie has been tweeting and here's what we are learning:

We want your thoughts so please join us at @TMI_Institute to discuss or share below in the comments.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Let's talk about these 'City of Ashes' casting rumors

This feels all a bit like deja vu. Back in 2012, we witnessed a three ring circus of casting rumors for The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. Anyone remember how we all had Magnus mania as about 200 actors were seen for that role?

Well, trickles of rumors are beginning surface about the sequel. We know that production is set to begin this year for City of Ashes. We just don't exactly know who will be in it. Very early on in TMI filming, a few of the actors (and I'm trying to reminder back so don't flog me if I get this wrong) said they'd struck a three-movie deal. If I remember right, that would mean actors like, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lily Collins, Robert Sheehan, etc., should be in the next film. We even know that Sigourney Weaver is set to play the Inquisitor. We don't clearly know what will be involved as Constantin reworks the franchise, but we do know they are being very diligent about it on behalf of all the fans.

With all this said, there are a couple sites saying that two actors are up for the role of Jonathan Morgenstern for City of Ashes: Ezra Miller and Dylan O'Brien. So, I, have to ask, could we see one of them looking like this?

Now before you light your torches to burn down the world, I have no idea if these rumors are true. But, you better believe I'll find out for my Shadowhunters.

Ezra Miller, 21, is most notably known for his portrayal of Patrick in the screen adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The role showed Miller has serious acting chops and received praise from the critics. This year, he's taking on the role of Leon Dubuis in the remake of Madame Bovary.

Dylan O'Brien, 22, steals our hearts each week as Stiles on the MTV hit series Teen Wolf. He's also taken on the lead role of Thomas in this year's book-to-movie adaptation of Maze Runner.

While each of them have legions of fans and would probably both fit well in the TMI world, there's one simple question we haven't answered: how would they put Sebastian/JCM in City of Ashes? It begs to question: are the sites that rumored this completely wrong? Possibly. Could Sebby make his entrance at some point late in COA leading into COG? Stranger things have happened. Could the studio be planning to film the movies back to back so they are casting everyone now? Very possible. Until we hear something from Sony, Constantin, or Cassie Clare, we won't know with 100% certainty the real answer to these questions. Do we at the Institute intend to find out? GUARANTEED.

Until then, share your thoughts below on who you see as Sebastian/Jonathan or hop on over and join in the conversation on Twitter at @TMI_Institute.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Martin Moszkowicz promoted as Executive Board Chairman of Constantin Film!

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Congratulations are in order for Martin Moszkowicz!

Moszkowicz has been promoted as the new executive board chairman of the German production and distribution company, Constantin Film. His contract as chairman will last until December 2018.
Shadowhunters, if you all do not remember he was the executive producer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, whom shared amazing TMI news and behind the scene photos with us on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Moszkowicz has been working with Constantin Film since 1990 as a producer and general manager, then in 1999 he was a part of the executive board. From this day, Moszkowicz has produced over 150 movies.
If you would like to congratulate Mr. Moszkowicz, go to his Facebook page or tweet him @mmoszkowicz.


EW Interviews 'Battlestar Galactica' actor Jamie Bamber about new Bane Chronicles novel

Well-known 'Battlestar Galactica' star Jamie Bamber lends his voice to The Last Stand of the New York Institute. This is the 9th book in The Bane Chronicles series that is written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson. You definitely won't want to miss out on getting the audiobook! Jamie's voice is purr-fect for it.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Bamber and asked him some questions about the latest Bane Chronicles novel in which he talks about his favorite scene to narrate, what he likes best about the character Magnus Bane, and how the books appeal to Battlestar Galactica fans. You can watch the full interview and listen to him narrate here!

The audiobook for 'The Last Stand of the New York Institute' is out now!

Which Bane Chronicles novella has been your favorite so far? Comment or tweet us @TMI_Institute.

New trailer features Robert Sheehan in 'Anita B'

Mortal Instruments star Robert Sheehan may not be swooning us with vampiry goodness just yet. However, it looks like he will steal our hearts once again in a new film Anita B,  which hits Italian theaters on January 16th.

Here's the new trailer for this dramatic post-WWII love story. Take a look.

The remaining cast is relatively unknown to US movie goers, but here's hoping we get to see this film in the summer at a local foreign film theater.

Check out what other project Sheehan has in post-production for 2014 and share your comments below.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

'City of Heavenly Fire' cover to be revealed on TV

Cassandra Clare announced on Twitter that the sixth and finale book in 'The Mortal Instruments' series would be getting its cover revealed in an "interesting way".  But earlier she took to Twitter to divulge to fans that the cover will be shown live on TV!

Clare's Tumblr post read, "So remember I said the cover of City of Heavenly Fire was going to be revealed in an interesting way? I’ve finally been given the okay to say that it’s going to be revealed on television —  January 14th on The Insider ( EST on CBS!
For all y’all who don’t live in the US or whose DVRs are full of back episodes of The Walking Dead or whatever, the cover will be up online shortly after. :)".

It's no secret that we're all really curious to see what gorgeous new cover we'll soon be adding to our shelves and now the date's set for fans to get the first look! There is no shortage of excitement when it comes to Cassandra Clare and a new book, and we've already got the date & time marked and committed to our memories.

How many Shadowhunters will be watching The Insider on CBS to see the unveil of City of Heavenly Fire? Which characters do you hope to see on the last cover? Tweet us @TMI_Institute or comment below. We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Friday, January 3, 2014

'The Mortal Instruments' stars busy in TV & film for 2014

The cast members of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones are incredibly talented actors that we all enjoy watching perform. With it being the new year we are sure many of you would like to know what movies and television shows you all can see them in this year, what they are currently working on, and what they will be working on soon. So, below is a list of each actor along with all of that information. Release dates will be provided as well if they have been made available. This should hold everyone over throughout the year while we wait for more news regarding City of Ashes.

Jamie Campbell Bower (aka Jace Wayland)

Movie: Overdrive
Role: Garrett
Production Status: In Development
Release Date: 2014
Plot Summary:
A pair of handsome and adventurous brothers, known for being high-profile car thieves, travel to the South of France looking for new challenges and come across a tough local crime boss.

Lily Collins (aka Clary Fray)

Movie: Love, Rosie
Role: Rosie Dunne
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: 2014
Plot Summary:
Rosie and Alex are best friends. They are suddenly separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Can their friendship survive years and miles? Will they gamble everything for true love?

Robert Sheehan (aka Simon Lewis)

Movie: Anita B.
Role: Eli
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: January 16th, 2014

Movie: Begin the Beguine
Role: Nikolai
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: Unknown

Movie: The Road Within
Role: Vincent
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: Unknown
Plot Summary:
A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.

Movie: Caesar
Role: Mark Antony
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: Unknown
Plot Summary:
A chilling film adaptation of Shakespeare's shocking tale of ambition, betrayal, murder and... the supernatural.

Jemima West (aka Isabelle Lightwood)

Movie: F2014
Role: Annette Rimet
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: Unknown

Movie: Kidnapping Freddy Heineken
Role: Unknown
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: Unknown
Plot Summary:
The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.

 Kevin Zegers (aka Alec Lightwood)

Movie: The Curse of Downers Grove
Role: Unknown
Release Date: 2014
Plot Summary:
A teen angst thriller at a high school gripped by an apparent curse that claims the life of a senior every year. Story follows a senior, Chrissie, who is skeptical, and another, Tracy, who believes that she may be the next victim.

Movie: Into the Americas
Role: John Jewitt
Production Status: In Development
Release Date: 2014
Plot Summary:
Young English seaman John Jewitt is one of only two European survivors left after his crewmates clash with Mowachaht Indians on the west coast of North America. Torn between his desire for freedom and his love for an Indian maiden, Jewitt must choose one or the other.

Movie: Road to Capri
Role: Daniel
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: Unknown
Plot Summary:
One dead father. Two mothers. Two brothers who didn't know they were brothers. One inheritance.

Lena Headey (aka Jocelyn Fray)

Movie: The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
Role: Monica
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: January 10th, 2014
Plot Summary:
Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic... In THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX, seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth - but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box!

Movie: Low Down
Role: Sheila Albany
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: January 19th, 2014

Plot Summary:
A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1960s and '70s jazz scene.

Movie: 300: Rise of an Empire
Role: Queen Gorgo
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: March 7th, 2014
Plot Summary:
After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.

TV Series: Game of Thrones
Role: Cersei Lannister
Season 4 Premieres in 2014

Plot Summary:
Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard, Lord Stark, to serve as Hand of the King, or highest official. Secretly warned that the previous Hand was assassinated, Eddard accepts in order to investigate further. Meanwhile the Queen's family, the Lannisters, may be hatching a plot to take power. Across the sea, the last members of the previous and deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also scheming to regain the throne. The friction between the houses Stark, Lannister and Baratheon, and with the remaining great houses Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, and Tyrell, leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war and political confusion, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

Movie: The Poisoners
Role: Unknown
Production Status: In Development
Release Date: Unknown
Plot Summary:
During World War I, a group of women who are left behind inan English farming community become romantically involved with several German prisones of war.

Aidan Turner (aka Luke Garroway)

Movie: The Hobbit: There And Back Again
Role: Kili
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: December 17, 2014
Plot Summary:
The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug's lair; but, can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (aka Valentine Morgenstern)

Role: Alexander Grayson/Dracula/Vlad Tepes
Season 1 is Currently Airing
Plot Summary:
It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night - useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan... until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. 

Movie: London Town
Role: Unknown
Production Status: In Development
Release Date: Unknown
Plot Summary:
In 70's London, a 14 year oldboy is introduced to the Clash by his estranged mother and it changes his life forever.

Jared Harris (Hodge Starkweather)

Movie: Pompeii
Role: Lucretius
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: February 21st, 2014
Plot Summary:
A slave turned gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Movie: The Quiet Ones
Role: Professor Coupland
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: April 25th, 2014
Plot Summary:
A University physics professor assembles a team to help create a poltergeist.

Movie: The Boxtrolls
Role: Unknown (Voice)
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: September 26th, 2014
Plot Summary:
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.

Movie: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Role: Unknown
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: 2014
Plot Summary:
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Movie: Poltergeist
Role: Carrigan Burke
Production Status: In Production
Release Date: 2014
Plot Summary:
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

Kevin Durand (aka Emil Pangborn)

TV Series: The Strain
Role: Vasiliy Fet
Season 1 Pilot Episode Premieres in 2014
Plot Summary:
A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing.

So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city - a city that includes his wife and son - before it is too late.

Movie: Winter's Tale
Role: Cesar Tan
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: February 14, 2014
Plot Summary:
A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of rincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Movie: The Captive
Role: Mika
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: Unknown
Plot Summary:
A father tries to track down his kidnapped daughter.

Movie: Noah
Role: Og
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: March 28th, 2014
Plot Summary:
The Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

Movie: Signal
Role: Unknown
Production Status: In Development
Release Date: Unknown

Robert Maillet (aka Samuel Blackwell)

TV Series: The Strain
Role: The Master
Season 1 Pilot Episode Premieres in 2014
Plot Summary:
(See Above since Kevin Durand is in it as well.)

Movie: Brick Mansions
Role: Yeti
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: February 7th, 2014
Plot Summary:
An undercover cop tries to take down a ruthless crime lord with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang.

Movie: Hercules
Role: Executioner
Production Status: Completed
Release Date: July 25th, 2014
Plot Summary:
Having enduring his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when te King of Thrace and his daugher seek his aid in dfeating a tyrannical warlord.

Chris Ratz (aka Eric)

TV Series: 24 Hour Rental
Role: Junior
Currently Airing

TV Series: Bitten
Role: Jack
Season 1 Premieres on January 13th, 2014
Plot Summary:
Bitten centers on Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf who, years after being bitten, is working as a photographer in Toronto and trying to keep mum about her secret. She's forced to confront her past, though, when a bunch of bodies turn up at a werewolf sanctuary. Based off the "Otherworld" book series by Kelley Armstrong.

'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' biggest Canadian film of 2013

According to the fine folks at The Hollywood Reporter, the best performing Canadian film of 2013 was The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Even with what industry insiders deemed as sluggish sales, the film grossed over $80 million worldwide, not including profits from the December DVD release. The movie, based on the New York Times best selling book by Cassandra Clare, stars Lily Collins as Clary Fray, a teen who discovers that she descends from a line of warriors (Shadowhunters) who protect the world from demons. The film also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Jared Harris, among others.

The second installment in the franchise, City of Ashes, is tentatively slated to begin in 2014. Not much has been announced for casting in the film. Sigourney Weaver has been cast as the Inquisitor, and it was reported early on that the main cast had signed a three-movie contract. Collins has mentioned in recent interviews that she is ready to get back to her role of the demon-slaying Clary.

As fans of the series, are you ready to hear more casting news and to know more about what happens next in the films? What are your expectations in the continuation of this franchise? Were you satisfied with the first movie? If so, what did you like most? If not, what changes would you like to see in the second film. Please share your thoughts in the comments below or chat with us on twitter at @TMI_Institute.

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