Uncover the City of Bones in First Trailer for The Mortal Instruments

The Mortal Instruments (2013) Movie Poster

That’s “The Mortal Instruments”, and not “Mortal Instruments”, in case you were wondering. After all, you wouldn’t want to pronounce the title wrong when you’re in line to see this movie with all the other fans of the books, right? If nothing else, it’s a good way to meet girls. (Or so I’ve been told.) Anyhoo. Check out the first trailer for “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, the first of what Screen Gems is no doubt hoping is the start of something beautiful. Something “Twilight”-esqsue, if you will. I hear the books are popular with the kids, so that bodes well. Probably. It certainly doesn’t look too bad, if overly derivative.

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.

“The Mortal Instruments stars mortal actors Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Durand, Jared Harris, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, Aidan Turner, and CCH Pounder.

Harald Zwart directs the film, discovering cool angel stuff August 23, 2013.

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