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If I were the people who fronted the money “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” (the first of what they’re hoping is a new franchise, of course), I’d be very nervous right about now given how badly “Beautiful Creatures” did last week at the box office. That movie actually featured some very good reviews (way, way better reviews than “Twilight” ever had), and it still ended up in sixth place in its debut, beaten out by, well, every other movie that opened in the same week. From what I can tell, “Beautiful Creatures” and “The Mortal Instruments” are almost the same exact property — both are based on a popular Young Adult book series, featuring a spunky female lead, magic, and the supernatural. Basically, “Twilight 2.0″.
“The Mortal Instruments” better hope that the fans of their books turn out the way “Beautiful Creatures'” fans, well, didn’t. Then again, I don’t detect any Godawaful Southern accents in “The Mortal Instruments” trailer, so maybe that’s the big difference. Anyhoo, check out a handful of new pics from the film below, check them outers.
When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life.
Starring Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Durand, Jared Harris, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, Aidan Turner, CCH Pounder, and directed by Harald Zwart (“The Karate Kid”).
Things get mortal this August 23, 2013.
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