First Trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments is a series of books that seem to have hit that lucrative Teen/Urban Fantasy market. There are five in the series with a sixth on the way. Then on top of those are another two in Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series (a sort of prequel to the other books set in Victorian times). So like other books before it, a film was only a matter of time. Take a look at the trailer below.

Like Stephenie Meyer, Cassandra Clare started out in the strange world of fanfiction. However the books she has produced are examples of a wider imagination. There are vampires and demons and a group of people called “The Shadowhunters” who go hunting the baddies lurking in the night.

There are still romantic elements, enough that the fans of Mortal Instruments and Twilight probably have a very large overlap. All this means is that The Mortal Instruments has the potential to earn Sony a nice bit of cash. But will it be any good? If the books are much to go by, they are entertaining enough but are the sort of material that can very easily stray in to the realms of cliché. The possibility is there for this to be a decent film but we’ll just have to wait and see.

CLARY FRAY (Lily Collins) is an ordinary Brooklyn teenager until the night she meets the mysteriously tattooed JACE, who turns out to be a half-angel warrior known as a Shadowhunter. When Clary finds out her mother JOCELYN has been abducted, she desperately hopes Jace will be able to help. After a whirling golden portal transports her across time and space in a heartbeat, Clary realizes she too has the powers of the Shadowhunters. But can she harness them in time to save her mother?

Clary, Jace and their fellow Shadowhunters endure one breathtaking battle after another against vampire, warlocks and demons—only to discover Jocelyn hid a terrible secret from the fiercest warrior of all: VALENTINE. Cast out from the world of Shadowhunters, Valentine abducted Jocelyn believing she had a powerful tool known as the Mortal Cup. Using her newfound gifts, Clary finds the Cup, only to be brutally betrayed and forced to relinquish it.

Still reeling from this setback and racing to save Jocelyn before it’s too late, Clary finds herself caught in a battle between forces she barely understands. Based on the best-selling series by Cassandra Clare, MORTAL INSTRUMENTS is a magnificent urban fantasy rich in detail and suspense, about a girl’s journey to the darkest corners of the underworld to save those she loves.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is set to open in the UK on August 23rd 2013.

Source: Collider

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