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'The Mortal Instruments' Updates: Shooting Start Date, Collins Still In

Pre-production on "The Mortal Instruments" has been quite a roller coaster ride, but source material author Cassandra Clare says things are getting back on a steady track.

Today, she took to Tumblr to share the news that shooting for "The Mortal Instruments" will begin, finally, on August 15.

This tidbit comes on the heels of a shake-up that happened last month when Sony Screen Gems dropped the project, leaving Constantin Films in charge of making the book-to-film adaptation, which many expect could swell to "Twilight"/"The Hunger Games" size.

Clare also announced that, despite her increasingly busy schedule, Lily Collins is still on board to portray Clary Fray in the film and that she's currently giving "meaningful consultation" to the casting director for the role of Simon, as she did with Jamie Campbell Bower for the role of Jace Wayland.

"I will say that she definitely likes someone for Simon that

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