Screen Gems to Develop Mortal Instruments

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Screen Gems has teamed with Constantin Film and Unique Features to develop the motion picture franchise Mortal Instruments based on The New York Times best-selling book series “The Mortal Instruments” by Cassandra Clare.

Jessica Postigo wrote the script which is based on the first book in the series, “City of Bones.” Constantin Film’s head of Film & TV Martin Moszkowicz will executive produce and Robert Kulzer will produce the project via the Constantin Film banner along with producing partners Michael Lynne, Robert Shaye, and executive producer Dylan Sellers via their Unique Features banner.

In “City of Bones,” set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. When Clary’s mother disappears, she must join a daring group of young Shadowhunters on an adventure, which leads her through a city filled with mischievous fairies, eccentric warlocks, werewolf gangs and other strange creatures.

The Mortal Instruments is a series of four novels published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., including “City of Bones,” “City of Ashes,” “City of Glass,” and the upcoming “City of Fallen Angels.”

Clint Culpepper, Screen Gems’ President, and Eric Paquette, Screen Gems’ SVP of Production, will oversee the project for the studio.

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