Watch the First Trailer for 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'

Lily Collins in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Lily Collins in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Photo: Screen Gems

Screen Gems has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming fantasy adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones based on Cassandra Clare's young adult novels.

The film stars Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) as Clary Fray, a descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.

Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) and co-starring Jaime Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West, Kevin Segers, Kevin Durand, Robert Maillet, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Godfrey Gao, Aidan Turner, CCH Pounder and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the film will arrive in theaters on August 23, 2013.

Check out the trailer below.

  • Kieran Sturt

    Looks pretty bland. I don't understand why all these teen fantasy movies rely on the same look and the same, unconvincing CGI. It's hard to judge the quality of the movie as a whole based on a minute of footage but this looks like a definite miss.

    • MajorFilmFan

      Actually, there reall is no CGI in this trailer. The film wrapped literally two weeks ago. There hasn't been enough time to add in CGI. That's what makes THIS film so remarkable. I think solely for te fact that Howard Zwart who directed the Karate Kid remake, which should NOT Have been good, but WAS, is directing that this does hold potential.

  • Scott

    I'm glad Buffy isn't a Muggle so she can let Obi Wan show her true power. I hope her attraction to Team Edward doesn't complicate her destiny.

  • Adu

    Could someone help? I cant put my finger on it, what movie is that music from?

    • Patrick

      I believe that's John Murphy's Adagio in D Minor from Sunshine (2007, Danny Boyle).

      • adu

        That's it!


    • Tommy

      It was used on 'The Adjustment Bureau' trailer.

  • thisisablogDWI

    I really don't know about this one. It just looks like another film wanting to get some of that Harry Potter/Twilight money.

  • The Jackal

    I'm willing to give it a watch, at least, based on this trailer. It looks like it could offer some thrills.

    Thems the facts

  • Kimberlesk

    I enjoyed the books and have to admit that the trailer looks better than I thought it would. We'll see ...