Aug 102012
 




 

Buzz is already growing for director Harald Zwart’s (The Karate Kid) adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling novel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The film is not due to arrive in cinemas until 23rd August 2013, but the film (currently in pre-production) is already hinting at becoming something quite massive.

The story focuses on a young girl who discovers she is a descendent of a sect of half-Angel warriors who protect the world from Demons. A full cast list and a new promotional banner have been released today. The banner is above, and the cast list is next:

  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Valentine Morgernstern.
  • Lily Collins as Clary Fray.
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland.
  • Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis.
  • Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fray.
  • Jared Harris as Hodge Starkweather.
  • Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood.
  • Jemima West as Isabelle Lightwood.
  • Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane.
  • Kevin Durand as Emil Pangborn.
  • Robert Maillet as Samuel Blackwell.
  • Aidan Turner as Luke Garroway.
  • CCH Pounder as Madame Dorothea.

Synopsis for the books:

The Mortal Instruments” is a series of six young adult fantasy books written by Cassandra Clare and published by Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books.  In the series’ first book, the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the 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.

By Matt Wavish

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