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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones first trailer

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 7:33 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

The first trailer for the Screen Gem’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare‘s young adult novel The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was just released.  The story follows Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a teenage girl who discovers that she’s descended from a group of half-angel warriors who protect the world from demons.   The trailer, especially the sword fights and flamethrowers should dissuade some comparison to that other supernatural tween sensation Twighlight.  There is a big world and dense mythology here to explore, and the visuals help sell it better than the synopsis ever could.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Kevin Durand, CCH Pounder, and Kevin Zegers. Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens August 23, 2013.

Official synopsis;

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

What do you think?  Are you getting tired of YA novels being turned into films?  I’d like to hear from someone who’s read the books, are they worth checking out?

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