LOS ANGELES – JULY 10, 2013 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), Sony Pictures, a division of Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), and eOne today announced that the adaption of part-one of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling fantasy-adventure novel series The Mortal Instruments will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres across North America on August 21.
The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, the adaptation of the first of Cassandra Clare’s novels, opens August 21 in the U.S. and the UK. The trailer below is a slightly different take on the first which was released last November. Lily Collins stars as Clary, a seemingly ordinary girl who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. Jamie Campbell Bower, Lena Headey, Aidan Turner, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Kevin Zegers and Jared Harris also star. Director Harald Zwart is starting the sequel, The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes, this fall.
The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, the first movie in the series, doesn’t come out until August, but buyers will get a taste for its sequel during Cannes. Stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower are returning for part two, The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes, as is director Harald Zwart, and a fall start is planned. As it did with the first, Mister Smith Entertainment is selling the adaptation of the second book in Cassandra Clare’s fantasy series that’s produced by Constantin Film and Unique Features.
The first installment, which Screen Gems releases August 23, sees seemingly ordinary teenager Clary discover she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. The sequel picks up in New York’s Downworld, where Clary is overwhelmed with the responsibility of her new role as a Shadowrunner.
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Netflix will screen footage from Hemlock Grove on Friday with executive producer Eli Roth and cast including Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Penelope Mitchell and others in attendance. The same day Warner Bros plans to premiere the direct-to-DVD animated film Superman: Unbound, followed the next day with a panel shared with Legendary pictures featuring Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro and New Line Cinema’s The Conjuring director James Wan. The same day, Sony hosts a huge panel of its own to showcase three upcoming films: Novelist Cassandra Clare, director Harald Zwart and stars Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, and Jamie Campbell Bower will preview The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; Bruce Campbell will join director Fede Alvarez and stars Jane Levy and Jessica Lucas to talk about the upcoming Evil Dead remake that screened at SXSW; and Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson will present a new trailer for This Is The End. On Sunday, there’s a panel discussion of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing that also screened at SXSW, while J.R.R. Tolkien fan site Theonering.net will host a sneak peak of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Sony’s Screen Gems posted this teaser for the adaptation of the first of Cassandra Clare’s novels. Harald Zwart directs from a script by I. Marlene King and Jessica Postigo. The horror-fantasy’s large cast includes Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lena Headey, Kevin Zegers, Jared Harris and Godfrey Gao. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones opens August 23rd, 2013:
EXCLUSIVE: CAA just signed Harald Zwart, who is following up the hit remake The Karate Kid with Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, the adaptation of the first novel in the Cassandra Clare series that will star Jamie Campbell Bower, Lilly Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Leana Headey for Constantin Films and Screen Gems.
Zwart, who was last repped at ICM Partners, comes to CAA with his production company, Zwart Arbeid. Zwart founded that shingle and runs it with producer Veslemoey Ruud Zwart. The Karate Kid, which starred Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, grossed $343 million globally, and before that Zwart directed the films The Pink Panther 2, Agent Cody Banks and One Night At McCool’s. Zwart continues with Warren Dern as his lawyer.
Kevin Zegers has been added to the cast of The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. The actor’s addition to the adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s fantasy series as tentative warrior Alec Lightwood was announced today on the author’s blog. “So yes, thank goodness, finally, all the paperwork is signed and I can tell you that YES IN FACT, YES ACTUALLY Alec is going to be Kevin Zegers”, wrote Clare Tuesday. The actor will join Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, among others in the Constantin Film and Screen Gems movie. Production is set to begin later this month up in Toronto. Harald Zwart will direct The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones from an adaptation by Jessica Postigo and Marlete King. Robert Kulzer and Don Carmody are producing. Bob Shaye and Michael Lynn are executive producing with Martin Moszkowicz. The film, based on the first book in Clare’s series, takes place in New York City. It follows a teen, played by Collins, who discovers she’s the descendant of the Shadowhunters, a secret band of young half-angel warriors who protect the world from demons. Zegers is repped by ICM Partners.
Jamie Campbell Bower and Lilly Collins star in The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, the adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s fantasy book series that Screen Gems picked up for an August 2013 release. Now Clare posted on her blog today more castings: Lena Headey will play Jocelyn Fray, newly Emmy-nominated Jared Harris will play Hodge Starkweather and Godfrey Gao is Magnus Bane. Robert Sheehan, Jemima West, Kevin Durand, and Robert Maillet also are aboard. Production is set to begin August 20 in Toronto. Constantin Film and Unique Features are producing the pic, which will be directed by Harald Zwart from Jessica Postigo Paquette and I. Marlete King’s adaptation. Constantin’s Robert Kulzer and Don Carmody are producing; Unique’s Bob Shaye and Michael Lynn are executive producing with Martin Moszkowicz for Constantin.