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August 2013: It’s The Mortal Instruments month!

Shadowhunters! It’s finally August 2013 and we’re closer than ever to watching the first movie in The Mortal Instruments franchise, City of Bones.


It’s been quite a wait for all of us since the first book was published way back in 2007. Here’s a quick run down of the timeline since then:

March 2007 – City of Bones published.

August 2009 – Cassandra Clare announces the movie in New York.

March 2010 – Jessica Postigo finishes the City of Bones script.

December 2010 – Lily Collins cast as Clary Fray.

May 2011 – Jamie Campbell Bower cast as Jace Wayland.

August 2011 – Director Scott Stewart dropped from the project. Harald Zwart on-board later.

October 2011 – I. Marlene King finishes rewrite of the script.

June 2012 – Jemima West cast as Isabelle Lightwood.

July 2012 – Robert Sheehan cast as Simon Lewis. Godfrey Gao cast as Magnus Bane. Lena Headey cast as Jocelyn Fray. Jared Harris cast as Hodge Starkweather. (yes, this was a crazy month!)

August 2012 – Kevin Zegers confirmed as Alec Lightwood. Filming for City of Bones begins in Toronto.

November 2012 – Filming finishes. First teaser trailer arrives.

March 2013 – Theatrical trailer arrives.

April 2013 – International trailer arrives.

May 2013 – City of Bones release date pushed up for the US by two days – August 21.

August 2013 – We’re here!

Final poster for City of Bones featuring Jace, Clary, Simon and the Lightwoods

MTV’s Hollywood Crush exclusively revealed the final one-sheet for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The poster, with the amazing New York city sky-rise backdrop, features the tagline ‘You Have Been Chosen’ and the power rune.

The poster includes Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Alec Lightwood, Jemima West and Robert Sheehan. Check out the full high resolution image in the gallery here.


Video: Mortal Instruments cast, director and author Cassandra Clare talk Shadowhunters’ look

MTV has released a new video from their City of Bones set visit to Toronto last year. In it, the Mortal Instruments cast – Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao – along with director Harald Zwart and author Cassandra Clare discuss the look of the Shadowhunters. We all know they look better in black, don’t we?

Watch the video below:

Lily talks about the leather in the costumes:

“It’s very sexy. It’s very edgy. It’s not costume-y. It’s very much a look,” star Lily Collins — who plays Clary Fray — explained of the Shadowhunters’ gear, which she sports later on in the film after learning she’s not as mundane as she once thought.

“It’s not easy to do stunts in boots and heels and leather and wearing a harness under tight leather pants,” she continued. “That’s a little difficult. But it’s been really fun.”

Jamie talks about the runes:

“It takes about three hours,” confirmed Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays Jace Wayland. “We’ve managed to cut it down to about two and a half hours now. I will sleep in them sometimes. I won’t shower. I’ll stay in them, and then you come to work the next day, and it cuts down about two hours in the chair.”

Godfrey discusses Magnus and his attire:

Of course, not every character wears Shadowhunter black, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t just as stylish. Take warlock Magnus Bane — played by Godfrey Gao — for instance, who was pants-less the day we visited set but had plenty of other embellishments to flaunt.

“I’ve put on glitter, eye shadows, nail polish, really glittery lipsticks, and I think I do have the red-powdered cheeks going on,” Gao said with a grin.

Lots of new images from City of Bones official website

A bunch of new still shots from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones are appearing on the official websites. New images featuring Jocelyn Fray, Isabelle Lightwood, the statue of Angel Raziel, Jace Wayland and Clary Fray among others have popped up online. Check them all out in the gallery here.

Have you taken Mortal Movie‘s official City of Bones trivia quiz? A lot of these stills have come from there. Don’t forget to take the quiz and test your knowledge!

Watch: NEW trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones!

A brand new trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has been released via MSN Movies. The trailer is mostly a re-hash of the previously released trailers but incorporates a few new scenes including a look at Magnus Bane’s party, Isabelle Lightwood and more, along with new connecting text within the scenes.

Check it out below: