|The Mortal Instruments|
Cassandra Clare's massively popular The Mortal Instruments series is coming to life next August. The trailer for the film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones starring Lily Collins as Clary and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace, the shadow hunting duo in the supernatural underworld of NYC, is here.
The trilogy of books are fast paced and surprisingly funny, and it's difficult to imagine the strange world Clare created on screen. When I first heard that Jamie Campbell Bower, best known for a smaller parts in Harry Potter and Sweeney Todd, was cast as Jace, I was a little confused. He didn't seem to fit the part of the rebellious and hardened character. However, after watching the trailer, it looks as though he will make a killer Jace. I just hope the movie carries the dark yet light tone of the series, and doesn't stumble and fall on it's first film. The casting of Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the villain Valentine bodes well for the film in my book. While the books are not flawless, but they were incredibly addictive. If done right, the movie could inspire a whole legion of new fans.