The brilliant theatrical trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones debuted yesterday evening on iTunes. An intense trailer of over two minutes, it showed us a lot more of the movie, including our first proper look at Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fairchild and Aidan Turner as Luke Graymark. We also saw a few seconds of a flashback of Jocelyn as a Shadowhunter, Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane, our first glimpse at the New York Institute and the werewolves, with Robert Sheehan being Simon Lewis in the best possible way. Of course, we have awesome new scenes with Jamie Campbell Bower and Lily Collins, as well.
About hundred high quality screencaptures from the trailer have been added to the gallery here.
Along with this, don’t forget to check out the new poster – where Jace Wayland‘s eye color is gold.
You can watch the trailer again below:
After debuting at the WonderCon 2013 on Saturday, we’ve all been waiting for the second trailer for the first movie in The Mortal Instruments franchise, City of Bones, to hit the theatre. Watch it below:
Some international Shadowhunters have been up since the clock struck midnight in USA last night. And now that it’s finally here, tell us what you think? It’s fantastic, yes, so does it exceed your expectation, and match up or beyond the first trailer? Sound off in the comments.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lily Collins talks about The Mortal Instruments adaptation, bringing Clary Fray to life on-screen, her feelings about Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland and of course, the ending of the movie. You can read excerpts below:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know you were a longtime fan of the books. Did you envision yourself as her while you were reading it?
LILY COLLINS: Well, I think any young girl who reads a series like this, where there is such an amazing female character, I think everyone is secretly like, ‘I wish I was Clary.’ Not because she has these two guys fighting for her attention –
But it’s kind of nice!
[Laughs] Not going to lie, that’s a perk to Clary, but the thing about her that I love is that she’s this strong, empowered young woman who is going through normal teenage life, and yet all these different crazy situations are thrown at her and she handles it with such grace. I [always thought], “She’s feisty and she kicks butt and she’s got this amazing adventure story.”So I totally would have loved to play Clary when I was reading it but never did I imagine that the day would come that I actually got to play her. So for me, like you said, I was a fan before, so it was a fan getting to live out a dream. So that made it all the more special for me.
What was your reaction the first time you saw some of the sets?
Oh my gosh! When I saw the Institute library where Hodge (Jared Harris) hangs out and where a lot of the fight sequences take place, that was the first time when I went, ‘This is exactly how I imagined it!’ The epic proportion of it, the detail — so many books had been hand-painted that you don’t even see. The amount of time and energy that went into making those sets…they were just vast and massive. And then the City of Bones, all the graveyards and skulls they had put in [it]. The art department is just so incredible and the aging on all the weapons and everything, they spared no expense to make it perfect. Even if the audience doesn’t see every particular thing that they put in the set, walking around it truly felt like we were there. It transforms you and transcends any reality that you’re in. All of a sudden, you’re just a part of it.
What was your training like for that?
We trained like three months before filming. Stunt training and physical fitness, and then every day while we were filming, getting up at four or five in the morning I would train and then go to set. We had the stunt coordinators, we had aerial training with wires. We were training with swords and knifes — it was the most intense experience I ever had with training. I came off the project so exhausted, but it was worth it because I got to learn so many new kinds of tricks. Hopefully if [the movie] goes to sequel I would get to show more skill with it which would be amazing.
Still reveling in the pictures and videos of the conference from Wondercon 2013? We have more! The press outlets have slowly begun to release their press-room and red-carpet interviews with author Cassandra Clare, and the attending cast that includes Jamie Campbell Bower, Lily Collins and Kevin Zegers.
The ones released so-far can be seen below.
Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower on why The Mortal Instruments is not Twilight (Seriously, are these comparisons ever going to stop?):
Jamie Campbell Bower talks Jace Wayland, his favorite weapon and more:
Cassandra Clare talks the TMI adaptation:
We’ll be posting more as and when they emerge, so keep an eye out. Also, the theatrical trailer that debuted at the Con will be online later today, April 1, on iTunes.
The cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, along with author Cassandra Clare attended the WonderCon 2013 yesterday where they took part in a Q & A panel and unveiled the new trailer and character posters for Clary Fray and Jace Wayland.
RamaScreen recorded the entire panel, and you can check out the two-part videos below: