The first feature film adaptation in "The Mortal Instruments" fantasy book series, "City Of Bones", from "Resident Evil" producer Don Carmody and director Harold Zwart, will start production in Toronto August 15, 2012.
Screen Gems teamed with Constantin Film and Unique Features to develop "The Mortal Instruments" based on author Cassandra Clare's series and will release the film in 2013.
Cast includes Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Godfrey Gao, Jemima West, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Robert Maillet and Kevin Durand. Screenplay is by Jessica Postigo :
"...When fifteen-year-old 'Clary Fray' heads out to the 'Pandemonium Club' in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a crime—much less a killing committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos, brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain when the body disappears into thin air and the perps are invisible to everyone but Clary. Equally startled by her ability to see them, the killers explain themselves as 'Shadowhunters', a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of 'demons'. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a monster. How did Clary suddenly get the 'Sight'? The Shadowhunters would like to know..."
Constantin Film's head of Film & TV Martin Moszkowicz will executive produce for producer Robert Kulzer via Constantin Films along with Michael Lynne, Robert Shaye, and executive producer Dylan Sellers for Unique Features.
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