The second installment to the possible movie series was announced on May 7, 2013 by Martin Moszkowicz who confirmed that production for the adaptation would start in the fall. Harald Zwart will direct again.
On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the film had indeed resumed production, after a brief delay, to start in 2014. Constantin's head of film and TV Martin Moszkowicz said Clare's massive fan base has responded positively to the adaptation and that Constantin is determined to continue the franchise. They are analyzing what they did wrong with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and are going to "fix" it for City of Ashes, particularly in the marketing department.
On May 30, 2014, it was stated that Harald Zwart will no longer be directing the film, though no official announcement from Sony Pictures has been made.
- Lily Collins as Clary Fray
- Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland
- Jemima West as Isabelle Lightwood
- Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood
- Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane
- Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Valentine Morgenstern
- Aidan Turner as Luke Garroway
- Sigourney Weaver as Inquisitor Herondale