7 YA Movie Series That Were Stopped Because the First Film Failed
If you look at the lists of worst movies at the box office over the last few years, sadly, you’ll encounter more YA movies than you would expect. In 2013 alone, The Host, Beautiful Creatures, Ender’s Game, The Mortal Instruments and more of what were envisioned as future young adult favorites appeared on the list of teen films that bombed in theaters. What was even more disappointing is the fact that, had these particular flicks done well, then there would probably have been more installments, as most were based on a book series.
While we still look forward to the next additions in YA movie franchises such as The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner, this is all about the franchises that never were. Here are seven intended young adult movie series that were halted ’cause the original films failed:
The Mortal Instruments
Shadowhunters around the world eagerly anticipated the release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on the first book in author Cassie Clare's hit series. Unfortunately, after earning only $31.17 million at the domestic box office (after having a $60 million budget, not including marketing), this was considered a colossal fail, so the idea of a City of Ashes sequel was put to rest.
Thankfully, a television show based on the novels is tapped to premiere on ABC Family (soon-to-be Freeform) come January 2016. Fingers crossed for Shadowhunters, guys!
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