The Mortal Instruments is a bestselling young-adult fantasy series by Cassandra Clare about a young girl who inherited an ability to see and interact with a clan of supernatural spirits.
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…
The movie is penciled in for an August 23, 2013 theatrical release, one of the least busy weekends of the year at the movies. So the movie studio releasing The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, has not one ounce of faith in the film’s chances at success.
If the movie bombs, as we predict it will, Lily Collins can start looking for a new career, as her Snow White movie last year, Mirror Mirror, was also a huge box office bomb. As was the even worse movie before that, Abduction, which ruined Taylor Lautner’s acting career.