With ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘ being released this weekend there is a batch of new images out to help tease us on what the film will look like. I’m not sure why they feel the need for the extra push as they are clearly expecting a blockbuster release as they’ve already started casting for the sequel. Wait, weren’t they also filming a prequel?

So here we have 12 action packed new images from the film. Not all of the action is of the violent type either as you’ll quickly observe from the last of the new stills that were released. Let’s be honest though, what kind of a young adult film would this be be without a little bit of steamy romance tossed in?

The film will be directed by Harald Zwart (‘The Karate Kid’) and is based off of the young adult series by Cassandra Clare. It stars Lily Collins (‘Mirror Mirror’) as Clary Fray who discovers her innocent little world is full of things that go bump in the night. Not only that but she is a descendant of a line of Shadowhunters who are half-angel warriors that must protect the world from demon. For the ladies out there (my wife included) one of the head demons will be portrayed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (‘Dracula‘).

Check out the images in the gallery below and let us know if you think ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ can fill the gaping hole that ‘The Twilight Saga’ has left.


When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ is coming to theaters on August 23, 2013.

Source: Collider.