The eagerly anticipated big screen adaptation of the fantasy series The Mortal Instruments finally comes to town
Based on Cassandra Clare’s fantasy- adventure series The Mortal Instruments, a seemingly ordinary young woman discovers a hidden world and extraordinary destiny.
Clarissa “Clary” Fray (played by Lily Collins) has been living quietly in Brooklyn for as long as she can remember, when she suddenly starts to see startling and seemingly impossible things. Just as suddenly, her single mom (Lena Headey) disappears after a violent struggle.
As she and her best friend Simon (Robert Sheehan) search for her mother, Clary begins to uncover the dark secrets and darker threats in the hidden world of the Shadowhunters, angel-human warriors who have protected humanity from evil forces for centuries.
Screenwriter Jessica Postigo Paquette was tasked with drafting three chapters in what is envisioned as a major franchise with an enviable heroine.
“When I first read The Mortal Instruments, I fell in love with Clary Fray,” says Paquette.
“She is no damsel in distress; in fact, she kicks ass. She is thrust into this parallel world that no one would ever have imagined even existed and handles it fearlessly,” adds Paquette.
Surrounded by demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural denizens of the Shadow World, Clary joins forces with young Shadowhunters Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower), Isabelle (Jemima West) and Alec (Kevin Zegers) to locate and to protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother’s future.
Journey of Discovery
The crew constantly sought Cassandra Clare’s opinion while developing the script, ensuring the characters stay true to their written form.
The author herself approves of the film.
“The fans will finally get to meet the characters that they’ve come to love,” she says.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones [TBA]
Director: Harald Zwart
Starring: Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jamie Campbell Bower and Godfrey Gao
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Run Time: 129 min
Release: Aug 22