The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be barely passable for non-fans, but it's thankfully far less derivative than it looks on a passing glance. It all comes with a brisk pace, knowing wit, good performances, and a set-up that never talks down to its core demographic of fans by pandering to basic adolescent needs.
We sit down with the three male leads in the big screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, and Kevin Zegers - to talk about the hard work they’ve been putting in, their anxiety to do right by the material, how they first never even knew if anyone would be interested in them being a part of the franchise, and why the books and the film seem to resonate so strongly with teens and adults.
We sit down with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones director Harald Zwart about managing fan expectations, why blockbuster movies are so long these days, getting off to a fast start with author Cassandra Clare's series of bestsellers, crafting a strong female heroine, and that one time he stopped production to wake up the book’s author in the middle of the night with a question about a single word choice.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to the Toronto Red Carpet Premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones with the cast and director in attendance on Thursday, August 15th at 7:00pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films!
Check out some of the cast of lucky leading men and women to star in the upcoming adaptation of the beloved young adult novel The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones There will likely be a test on this in the near future.