Mortal Instruments Sequel Is on Hold

Stop! (Filming.) Photo: Sony Pictures

Which is not surprising, given that the YA franchise's first installment tanked at the box office. ($37 million internationally does not a Twilight make.) But yes, production on The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes has been shut down indefinitely, so if you were rushing to finish all seven books before the movies started, maybe ... don't? Try Bone Season instead.