Books into Movies: The Mortal Instruments (Release Date)

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
The book that seems to be very difficult to be made into a movie has officially set dates for filming and release! The Mortal Instruments has gone through a couple production companies before finally landing one that seems like it will stick. 

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. . . . 
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end

So the official Filming Date is August 15, 2012
The official Release Date is August 23, 2013

Lily Collins has already been cast as Clary Fray.
Image Credit: Sue Lukenbaugh   

Jamie Campbell Bower was originally signed on to play Jace, but after the production company switched he has not confirmed his role. I would actually like to see someone else play Jace (I'm not a huge JCB fan) so I'm hoping that they're going to cast someone else for the role.

Cassandra Clare also talks about the production company switch, if your curious how that happened!

Are you excited for the movie? August 2013 seems like it will be forever away! I know I'll be graduated from college and hopefully starting medical school. Where will you be? And what do you think about Jamie Campbell Bower? Do you want to see him back on the cast sheet, or would you prefer someone else to play Jace? Thoughts below!

8 comments:

  1. That is not how I pictured Jace so I pray that he is not the one that ends up being cast in that role. As far as what I'll be doing next August.... probably still working at the same place I am now. *sigh*

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    1. I didn't picture Jace like that either. I'm crossing my fingers for a recast!

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  2. Is it really? Oh my...I don't know what I should think of it. I hope it wouldn't be as bad as some other films.

    Have a nice evening :D

    Mariska

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    1. Agree! Hopefully, they do it justice! There are some really crappy movies based on YA books out there.

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  3. I LOVE the series but I'm already feeling iffy about the movie. If that guy DOES play Jace I definitely won't be going to see it. He just doesn't seem right for the part at all and I'd be too disappointed! He looks all wrong, even if he's a good actor. I really REALLY hope they find someone else. :)

    In August 2013 I will be about to head into my 2nd year of uni. Wow!

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    1. Me to!!! I need them to find someone else! He is really not how I saw Jace either.

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  4. I also love this series and look forward to the movie release!CarolynBrown-Books

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    1. I'm glad you like the series! I love it too!

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