City Of Bones, the first of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments YA fantasy novels, made it to the big screen in 2013 via Screen Gems with Lily Collins as Clary Fray and Twilight star Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland. Unfortunately, what could have been the next Twilight or Hunger Games did poorly at the box office and was panned by critics.
Now, the property is being relaunched — but this time, as a television series, according to THR.
We all know that everyone is looking for the next film series to match the success of the Twilight movies, and that’s what Sony Pictures seems to be going for with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The film is based on Cassandra Clare‘s series of young adult novels, and Clare was on hand at San Diego Comic-Con today to introduce the film to the crowd in Hall H and show off some exlusive footage. Joining here for the panel were director Harold Zwart and actors Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Godfrey Gao, and Kevin Zegers.
The panel started off with Lily Collins talking about her character and explaining her motivations of finding her character’s mom. Collins said that she was a fan of the books before she was cast in the movie.
A new trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has appeared before us internet mundanes and aims to slice its way into our hearts. City of Bones is based off the New York Times best-selling young adult urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments written by Cassandra Clare. The movie is directed by Norwegian film director Harald Zwart. He is the director responsible for such films as Agent Cody Banks and the 2010 The Karate Kid remake.
The film is set to hit theaters on August 23, 2013. Slip below the jump and give the trailer a watch. Then move your eyes slightly upwards and read what I thought of the second trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
The Arena in the Anaheim Convention Center showcased some upcoming film offerings from Sony Pictures yesterday at WonderCon 2013. Kicking off the triad of films on a balmy Saturday afternoon was the latest book to be adapted into a large-scale theatrical release as the panel for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones made its appearance.
The film, which is set in latter day New York City, has a face value ordinary teenager as its protagonist Clary Fray, played by Lily Collins, who did a turn as Snow White last year in Mirror, Mirror (and whose dad Phil has played drums for Genesis and has had a stellar solo pop music career). The film eventually reveals that Collins is a descendant of a group of half-angelic warriors known as Shadowhunters, who become locked in an ancient battle to save the globe. The disappearance of her mother (played by Game of Thrones’Lena Hedley) acts as the catalyst for her to jaunt into an evil, dark, mysterious world known as Downworld, inhabited by stalwart fantasy/horror characters such as demons, vampires, warlocks, werewolves, and the like. Based on the worldwide best-selling series of tomes, the film adaptation looks to be the next in the long line of successful book adaptations of this type of genre to the silver screen.
With just one week left until the March 19th release of Clockwork Princess, the final book in the Infernal Devices trilogy from author Cassandra Clare, our friends over at Simon & Schuster have made it possible for us to give away three copies of the book to a trio of our loyal readers.
Three (3) winners will receive:
One (1) copy of Clockwork Princess, book three of the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare.