The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is an upcoming 2013 action adventure fantasy film based on the first book of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Directed by Harald Zwart, the film stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aidan Turner, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Durand, and Jared Harris. It is set to be released in theaters on August 21, 2013.
Ordinary teenager Clary Fray goes with her friends to a nightclub, but witnesses a murder. She is also the only person who was able to see it happen as well. She finds out that her mother, Jocelyn, was attacked in their home in New York City and kidnapped by a man named Valentine in his search of an object known as the Mortal Cup. She calls on a Shadowhunter named Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters, Alec and Isabelle Lightwood, to help her on her quest to rescue her mother and along the way finds out the truth about her past and bloodline and becomes the person her mother feared she would become, a Shadowhunter.
Clary learns that her mother was a Shadowhunter in the past, which are half-angel, half-human warriors and that she too has the powers of one and tries to harness her powers in time to save her mother. Using her newfound gifts, Clary finds the Cup that her mother safely hid, only to be betrayed and forced to relinquish it. Still reeling from this setback and racing to save her mother before it’s too late, soon Clary finds herself caught in a battle between forces she barely understands.
- Lily Collins as Clary Fray
- Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland
- Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis
- Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood
- Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fray
- Kevin Durand as Emil Pangborn
- Aidan Turner as Luke Garroway
- Jemima West as Isabelle Lightwood
- Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane
- Jared Harris as Hodge Starkweather
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Valentine Morgenstern
- CCH Pounder as Madame Dorothea
- Robert Maillet as Samuel Blackwell
- Stephen R. Hart as Brother Jeremiah
- Elyas M’Barek as Vampire Lieutenant
- Chad Connell as Blue-Haired Demon
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