Uh-oh... according to The Wire, the dissapointing box office showing of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has persuaded Constantin Film to delay the production of the sequel, The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes, which was scheduled to start next week.
Although exact numbers are still disputed The Mortal Instruments has grossed something in-between $55 and $70 million on a budget of $60 million - marketing costs not included.
To compare and bore you a little further with numbers: The first part of Twilight franchise made astounding $392 million worldwide on the slimmer budget of $37 million.
While The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will, when all is said and done, have fared better than two other Twilight wannabes (strictly in terms of money making abilities mind you, I'll be damned if I talk about quality here), The Host and Beautiful Creatures, the performance of the movie must be a dissapointment for everybody involved.
Now, delaying production doesn't mean shutting down production. Accordngly executive producer Martin Moszkowicz named "time to reposition the film in the current market place" as the chief reason for the mortal procrestination.
Still, I wouldn't be surprised if the movie gets repositioned to development hell. What about you? Do you think The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes will still happen?