Books into Movies: The Mortal Instruments (Filming Begins...and the Madness!)

cityofbonescover-square - 150Filming for The Mortal Instruments began yesterday. I can't even believe I am writing that line! It seems like this movie has taken forever to be made. Which is why I was ecstatic for the start of filming. I wasn't the only one. Awesome fans took to Toronto to get some behind the scenes looks of the action. Images, reports, and a twitter frenzy occurred yesterday. I'm sure this is just the beginning. 



There are sooooo many pictures that were spread online from the events yesterday. Here are a few of the interesting images. I'll also leave my thoughts of each one - just to add some commentary to the mix.
This is a Low Res image before filming began. It includes most of the cast (Jemima West, JCB, Lily Collins, Author Extraordinaire, Kevin Zegers, that vampire from Being Human, and Hodge). 
Backs! But sexy backs? Here we get to see a little peek of the costumes and the blades. Well, Alec's blades. But if this doesn't entice you then the following pictures will. Think...runes...
There is something on Kevin Zegers' neck, and it's not dirt! I spot some runes! Can we also take a moment to admire Jemima's shoes. I do see heels. If that doesn't scream Isabelle, I don't know what would! 
Some wardrobe checks for Lily Collins? Another close look at the rune on Kevin Zegers neck, confirming it is not dirt! (for all you rune haters out there). It's also cool to note how many people are working on this film. It takes an army to make a movie!
Solo shot! A tattoo...I mean rune appears on Kevin Zeger's arm. I was the most concerned about this casting choice since Zegers is much older than his co-stars at twnty-seven. But seeing him with the rest of the cast, I think it could work. I also approve of the sexy biker gloves. 
JCB out of costume. But there is some definite rune action going on there. They look...interesting. It's hard to make a definitive judgement yet. I'm sure they'll look good on-screen though. 
Lily Collins showing off her serious red hair. I know Clary is supposed to be a red-head, but  the dye job for Lily Collins looks less than believable. It seems like box red, right? Again, hoping it looks better on-screen. 
JCB adorning the Shadowhunter gear. I'm digging the costumes. They're just the right amount of urban with the right amount of fantasy. For those JCB haters out there - what do you think of his look for Jace? Still hatin' or have you converted? 
Day 2 on set and we get to see the pairing of Robert Sheehan and Lily Collins...aka Clary and Simon. I'm hoping Sheehan can bring some humor to my least favorite character. (Image Credit: @sourstiles)
Simon and Clary together at last! And how adorable is Robert Sheehan in those glasses?
Run, Clary, Run!!!!
The cast member who seems to be the friendliest to all the fans is Robert Sheehan, who will play the loveable   Simon. Take a look at the pictures of him signing books. I don't know about all of you, but I'm officially a Robert Sheehan fan! 



Also, @Shadowhunting was the bravest of the TMI fans, dedicating her time and investigation talents as she went on set to find the action. Her skills got her a picture with Robert Sheehan and a signed book by Lily Collins and Robert! Check out the tweets below!



For more information and minute-by-minute updates on filming and fan investigation in Toronto I would check out these awesome sources:
What do you think? Officially a Robert Sheehan fan? On board with JCB playing the beloved Jace? Like Clary's hair color? And what do you think about those costumes? Comments below!

Visit The Mortal Instruments Books into Movies posts for past news on casting, posters, and more!

11 comments:

  1. I really hope this will be good!

    I know you don't like it, but I really like how Lilly Collins looks as Clary.

    And I don't have Jamie, I love him as an actor, but I think they should have cut his hair for this role. All I see is Arthur from Camelot.

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    1. LOL :D I agree with the Camelot reference. His hair is exactly like the same as when he played Arthur.

      I'm glad you like how Lily Collins looks as Clary. I think she's perfect for her besides the shade of red. And I now realize how picky I'm being, haha ;)

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  2. Ugh, I imagined so many more cooler looking ruins D: This sort of upsets me!

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    1. For some reason when I read the books I imagined them COVERED in runes. Like you could barely even see skin. I don't know why. Now that kind of seems ridiculous, Lol :) But I agree, I wish they had cooler ones!

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  3. OH MY GOD! I honestly did not even CARE that this was being made into a movie(and City of Bones was one of my FAVS!!) until right now!!! I guess just seeing the filming and what?? Its being filmed in Toronto! I might have to do some investigating :P Now that I'm seeing costumes and runes and all of the amazing-ness - I die <3

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    1. I KNOW! It's all too real now :) Can't wait for the movie!

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  4. Aww! the guy who plays Simon is such a cutie. I love all these pics - since I FINALLY read book one I actually know who's who, etc. Haha. I was also worried about Kevin but from the pics it looks like he fits in pretty well.

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    1. Simon is adorable :D Yay for reading the book! It must be so much easier spotting people. I agree about Kevin. He seems to fit in for sure. Now you just have to read City of Ashes (I think that's the next one) LOL! But don't worry I haven't dove into the sequel yet. I'm waiting for the second movie!

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  5. So intense! And such a pain to lurk around downtown Toronto trying to find the set. But I managed. I'm actually in one of the photos with Robert. But can you credit me for the first Day 2 set photo of Lily and Robert because that's my photo... (sourstiles@tumblr)

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    1. I bet it was difficult! But totally worth it, right?! The pictures are awesome, and I will definitely credit you :D I will also include you in the sources for The Mortal Instruments info!! Thanks for letting me know!

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  6. I like the guy playing Simon much more than I thought. I'm still on the fence on the casting but I can't wait to see stills !

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