The Mortal Instruments on The Daily

Some more photos from a promo shoot for The Mortal Instruments came out this week and one of them looked very familiar...


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Now The Daily Mail has posted an article on the movie which is heavy with Twilight comparisons and includes a few mistakes, the biggest being their statement about Simon Lewis' character which has sent fans of the series into a real tizzy...


Harry Potter graduated from Hogwarts long ago. Twilight is over. Lyra Belacqua sadly didn’t make it beyond the first film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.

The time is ripe for a new fantasy fiction franchise featuring kids with supernatural powers and exciting magical creatures for Hollywood to get its teeth into.

Enter this summer’s $60 million fantasy blockbuster The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, a drama with sexy teens battling a menagerie of quite unpleasant demons.

At a time when Hollywood is struggling as other blockbusters perform disappointingly at the box office (think Pacific Rim or White House Down), there’s a lot riding on the success of the adaptation of the first of six bestselling novels.

If City Of Bones proves a hit, Hollywood will be sitting on a lucrative franchise generating profits for a decade.

If not, it could be a supernatural disaster like last summer’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

There are some good omens.

The author of the Mortal Instruments books, Cassandra Clare (real name Judith Rumelt), has created a rich imaginative night-time New York teeming with werewolves, warlocks and vampires and delving into troubled teens’ psyches in a way that is every bit as captivating and romantic but perhaps even more sexy than the hugely successful vampire stories devised by Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer and turned into hit films starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Just like Meyer, Clare, 39, made her name on fantasy fiction websites.

Her first story imagined what it would be like if Harry Potter and his nemesis Draco Malfoy swapped places for a day. Later, she wrote a version of Lord Of The Rings in the form of a Bridget Jones-style diary.

Her young adult fantasy books have now sold over ten million copies and they have been translated into 34 languages, giving her a huge fanbase around the world eager to see the big-screen adaptation.

Better yet, the Mortal Instruments heroine is demon-battling 15-year-old Clary Fray (played in the film by hot new actress Lily Collins, daughter of drummer Phil, alongside two other homegrown young actors) who joins that list of supernaturally gifted child heroes who have jumped on to the big screen, from Harry Potter’s wizardry to 12-year-old Percy Jackson learning he’s the son of a Greek god.

Clary is a tough single-minded girl who, like Katniss Everdeen (whom we will see later this summer in the Hunger Games sequel), has everything needed to break the multiplexes this summer.

In City Of Bones, Clary discovers that she is not a ‘mundane’ (mundanes in Clare’s world resemble muggles in JK Rowling’s), but has supernatural powers.

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OP: What do you think, ONTD? Simon comes out as gay, apparently. The whole article reeks of narm. Honest mistakes or intentional trolling?

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