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Sunday, November 25, 2012

City of Bones: Movie Trailer

Movie: City of Bones
Series: The Mortal Instruments
From the Author: Cassandra Clare
Movie Director: Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid)
Mentioned Release date: August 23rd, 2013

Unless you have been living under a rock in the past few weeks, you must know now that the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Book #1 of the series by Cassandra Clare) is going to be made in a movie and will be out in cinemas by August 23rd, 2013 (I can't wait this long!!).

Now I know, from my book review on City of Bones I did not seem overly excited about it. But the further I got through the series, the more I fell in love with the stories and the characters! Especially after seeing this trailer I can't wait to see the first book as a movie! Now I know from experience that movies originating from books are not always as good as the book itself, but this will definitely not stop me from seeing City of Bones! The director is also known from the movies The Karate Kid, Pink Panther 2, and Agent Cody Banks. AND, he is Dutch (as I am), so there's a proud moment for me ^^

See the trailer below:


Now I wasn't too fond of the castings (as I imagined Jace much more built and Handsome!) but after seeing the trailer I am slightly more convinced.

The cast list is as following:

Clary Fray ....................... Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White)
Jace Wayland .................. Jamie Campbell Bower (Camelot ; The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 & 2)
Simon Lewis ................... Robert Sheehan (Season of the Witch)
Alec Lightwood ............... Kevin Zegers (It's a Boy Girl Thing)
Isabelle Lightwood .......... Jemima West
Valentine Morgenstern ..... Jonathan Rhys Meyers (From Paris with Love; The Tudors)
Jocelyn Fray ................... Lena Headey (300)
Luke Garroway ............... Aidan Turner (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Magnus Bane .................. Godfrey Gao

Check for more information of the characters here.

Not too bad I would say, especially Alec Lightwood and Valentine Morgenstern (hubba hubba!). And they better dye Jonathan (Valentine's) hair bleach blond or else they'll completely fail to portray his icey cold character...

So are you readers who have read the City of Bones looking forward to the movie?? I know I am!!

Review on City of Glass (Book #3) will follow very soon!

Please see my book review on City of Bones (Book #1) here.


  1. OMG, OMG, OMG, THE LIBRARY NEEDS TO GET THAT BOOK ASAP!!!!!! (No seriously. Books before Movies in majority of the time Dx) And now that I've seen the trailer... :D :D :D *must get to bookstore ASAP*

    1. I definitely agree that you first need to read the book and then watch the movie. I think this is how Twilight Saga was ruined for me as I have never actually read the books, only watched the movies (which in my opinion weren't that great...).

      You definitely need to pick u a copy of this book. The series are definitely worth getting in to. I am almost tempted to re-read the City of Bones and give the review another chance. Because after seeing this trailer it has reminded me that the book has many strong, fast paces and nail biting moments! Maybe once I don't so many book review requests stacked up!

      Hope you enjoy the book and let me know once your review is up, I'm curious to find out what you think ;)

    2. sure, i'll be sure to let you know once it's up :)
      But first... I need to convince my mom to take me to the library. Apparently it'll probably be summer by then. Dx At least the movie isn't out by then *phew*

    3. Haha, true, you'll definitely have enough time to catch up with the entire series ;) Enjoy!