The brilliant Jamie Campbell Bower or as Shadowhunters across the world know him, Jace Herondale Wayland Morgenstern has spoken to the Daily Mail today about the City of Ashes movie and how much he’d love to be a part of the second part of the franchise! For eager readers of Cassandra Clare’s final book in the series, City of Heavenly Fire, you will also be pleased to know that Jamie mentioned that he has now read all the books, so he knows how it ends!
‘I’ve read all the books and the new one, City Of Heavenly Fire, too,’ Campbell Bower says. ‘If they asked me to do the next one I’d f**king love to.’
City of Bones, which reportedly had a budget of $60 million, grossed $99 million worldwide.
Earlier on in the month at the London event for City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra was asked by a fan about the filming of City of Ashes and whether Jamie would still be playing Jace.
Q: As a massive fan I was just wondering when filming is going to start for City of Ashes? Do you know if Jamie will still be playing Jace?
A: I don’t know, I would think so, I would personally be surprised if they didn’t have him. They had to completely redo the entire screenplay, which takes a long time but believe me you wanted that screenplay redone! I will tell you one thing that is, Clary split into 2 people that both looked like her and had a shovel fight with one another. (Sarah Brennan) Oh and of course Magnus running for mayor of New York. (Cassie) I thought you liked when Jace rode the mermaid! The cast was never the issue, the script was the issue but I have been told that I would hear from them in the next couple of weeks! I mean he (Magnus) would make a great mayor in principle but a race of peoples entire reason for being is to hide themselves from Mundanes, probably running for mayor isn’t a good idea.
Variety reported that Constantin Films would be beginning production for the second film this year, but they had been unclear about the actors returning. With Cassandra Clare waiting on news, it seems the hype for City of Ashes has indeed begun again!