MTV shares First Look at THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

Still from MTV’s First Look at CITY OF BONES

You guys have waited for it. Now it’s finally here.

Your first look at THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES.

Josh Horowitz of MTV News visited the Toronto set of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES and spoke with Lily Collins (Clary), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace), Kevin Zegers (Alec), Jemima West (Isabelle) and Robbie Sheehan (Simon) while they were filming Magnus’ party.

WATCH THE VIDEO AT MTV.COM

You can also watch it on Tumblr

Here’s what the cast had to say:

Lily Collins: “It’s really a story that’s based in reality as much as it is in this fantasy world. They’re coexisting. It’s more emotionally and character-based than just aesthetically beautiful. It’s got amazing imagery and the CGI is going to be incredible, but it’s not just about that.”

Jamie Campbell Bower: “We’re standing here. It’s like three o’clock in the morning. I’m not in the world’s greatest mood, but I get to go to work, and I get to be a bit of an a–hole.”

Kevin Zegers:  “I kind of didn’t really have a whole lot of time thinking about it. Which is kinda good, because you just sort of jump on to something like this and it’s been fun, man. This is totally new for me.”

Jemima West: “I’m totally excited to be apart of it. And I started feeling the excitement as it all happened. Once I got the script, once I’ve read the script, once I started reading the books. Then I realized this was a huge deal and being apart of it. I’m so lucky.”

Robbie Sheehan: “We started shooting this around Toronto City most places that we went to there were fans there waiting for us. There was, you know, ten or fifteen mainly teenage girls waiting for us. And it was quite jarring to be kind of handed the book of the Mortal Instruments and to be asked to sign it. You know, on the first few days of filming, thinking this isn’t my book, you know, I am not responsible for any of the words or any of the story in there. So that was quite odd. But I did it anyway. And I even drew boobs on some of the books.”

A fan spotted author Cassandra Clare, who teased a cameo in the film at Magnus’ party, in the video:

MTV promised more exclusive looks at the film so stay tuned!

Be sure to keep checking back with MTV News for more exclusive “City of Bones” content. In the coming months, we’ll be introducing you to the film’s cast of colorful characters (including Magnus) and reveal an interview with author Cassandra Clare.

Josh Horowitz also promised “just the beginning” in regards to behind-the-scenes scoop:

What do you guys think of our first look at THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES? How amazing does Magnus’ party look? Sound off in the comments!

Notice: Any rude or hateful comments will be deleted from the site. This is a fan site for fans of the series to come together and share their love of ‘The Shadowhunter Chronicles’ not bash Cassandra Clare, her series or her fans.

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187 thoughts on “MTV shares First Look at THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

  1. Omg it’s perfeect! I started squeaking and wanted to jump around, but I got operated on my toe, so I have to sit in bed and only do the squeaking..however: AMAZING!! ♥

  2. omgomgomgomgomggogmgogmgo _o i am dead LOL XDDDDDD they all look really well and lol Jamie XDDD yea i would be same if it was 3 in the morning :/

  3. I think lily hair is a lil dark but overal cant wait I hope they dont wreck this movie I wasnt that pleased wit hunger games n this is my fav series :)

  4. HE TOOK THE PIN OUT AND LET HER HAIR DOWN.
    I just had to say this, even though I’m sure everyone else saw it, I think it’s so nice that they put it in the movie.

    Also, Magnus’s house is freaking awesome.

    • Sorry, I have to say, but Lily looks very stiff when she turns to Jamie in this clip. Hope her acting is better in the polished film.

      • True, but it’s not necessarily the take they’ll use in the actual movie. And I’m sure it will look much better with the sound and all the effects (because the downworlders look like hallowing costumes to me. Especially the faeries. I hope it’ll look better on the big screen).

      • I luv this series of books so im so worried bout the movie but we will see she did look a bit stiff just hope in the end it will be good

      • Yeah man, things will be alot different looking when it comes to camera angles in the movie and all that. When it comes to working with a camera thats trying to capture all your facial expressions and stuff you have to contort and move in all sorts of wierd unnatural ways… I really wouldnt worry about it.

  5. oh my god. my mouth is to the floor…
    ive never been so excited in my life.
    jamies sooo jaceish
    lilys sooo claryish
    roberts sooo simonish
    kevins sooo alecish

    and jemimas voice!! shes so posh and elegant!

    love love love
    yayyyyyyyy really happy now :D

  6. I know the youtube video got taken down but the MTV one on their website isn’t for UK viewers such as myself which is a real shame :( :( :(

  7. Seriously… I just REALLY want it ALL!!!! But I loved this exclusive clip and all! It was truly amazing, and Magnus´s party looks great – though i can all ready tell it´s a bit different than form the book

  8. Oh My God!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I cant!!!!!!!!im screaming and fangirlin; it was so good….and JAMIE !!!!!! WOW he looks AMAZING, he is so Jace; Im so excited

  9. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW THATS SO MAGNUS ‘S PARTY!!!!!!!! AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW JAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESIMOONNNN U LIL CUTTEEE NERDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1SORRY LIKE MAJOR SPAZZOUT RIGHT NOW!

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  10. I loved how they’ve showed a clip from Magnus’s party! :D Now I’m dying to see the offical trailer! XD I hope there almost done with it! Because, its killing me slowly! :)

  11. ok,some awesome people need to work out how to rip this and put it on youtube or something NOW because MTV US are absolute butt wipes and won’t let anyone outside the U.S watch it and I an so frinkin’ disappointed right now it is unreal! WHY MTV U.S, the amount of fangirls who hate you right now is massive!

  12. I am so excited!! It looks great!! Why cant the movie come out sooner then August? can wait!! Does any one know when the first trailer might come out?

  13. WHAT THE HELL HAVE THEY DONE TO JAMIE?????
    Will he look anorexic during the entire movie? COME ON!!! He’s uber gorgeous and he can look so much better than this. Fire his current stylists and hire new ones!!!

  14. That part in the clip where jace takes out clarys hair from her ponytail is so one of my favourite parts in City of Bones ( book) cause it shows that jaces does care for her.
    Omg !!! They look absolutely amazing all of them :) I was a bit worried about the choice of cast like with Jamie as jace just because I wasn’t sure he would be able to be jace but now I am satisfied !!!!!! 23 August 2013 cannot come soon enough .

  15. Im still getting used to Jamie, but I absolutely love everything else. I almost exploded when I saw this. 2013 looks like a good year ; Clockwork Princess, City of Bones, and Cathing Fire ( Hunger games and Mortal Instruments are my favorite books of all time )

  16. Still don’t agree with Jamie as Jace but who knows I might be surprised, and I guess the dude acting for Simon (Robbie, never heard of him) is pretty handsome lol and Lily Collins did not look dressed anything like Clary in the books but like I said still excited <3 and I shouldn't judge just yet lol

  17. honestly i dont want to watch the movies…i really love tmi, read them 20 times or so but when i watch the movies, i cant read the book anymore without seeing the filmcast in my mind and that would be horrible. i dont think that jamie is a good jace, i think he doesnt even look a little bit pretty and jace should be ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING HOT !!!!!!!!!! i dont think that the other actors fit with their roles either but jamie is the worst cast i can imagine…i just hope they wont mess up the cast in tid like this…-.-

  18. Ah those of you who put up tumbler links are wonderful, beautiful people who I love to pieces! I’m in work right now, but as soon as I get home I’m watching it! Deliriously excited! Wish I could just run out of work!

  19. Everyone looks very good exept Jayce.Please replase the actor or i will crash a plane in the cinema where the premiere will be. That Jamie looks like a faggot. There are so many others.Why him?

  20. I read the books when they came out, and I have been waiting for like ever! I love the cast, although I had other persons in mind for some roles, I am thrilled with who the picked. My best friend and I have been shadowhunters for Halloween for the past 3 years, I’m getting ,y runes on for the movie! See you guys there ;)

  21. Oh and Jamie better be a dang good actor because the the Jace Wayland I know w
    Had so many different dimensions to his personality, I don’t really care what you look like you just need to pull off “jace”.

  22. ahhhhhhhhhh…Eu mal posso esperar para ver o filme !!!!!!!!Amei o Jamie vai dar um ótimo Jace e ah amei todo o elenco !!!!!

  23. I can’t believe I’ve seen this post so late… The video doesn’t show cus I’m in the UK o_o I’m welling up right now. I’ve waited to see a clip for so long. Oh wow. My life.

  24. I’m so excited! I was going to be a Shadowhunter for Halloween, but apparently I’m too old. But I dressed up anyway in just some of my regular clothes. I’m watching the presidential election right now and I’m voting for Valentine Morgenstern, just FYI ;) just kidding, I’m voting for Luke Garroway. Romney and Obama can be Vice President and Vice Vice President. Team Malec!!!!

  25. it allright i suppose i wz a bit dissipointed with jamie as jace cuz his accent kinda killz it and lilys hair a bit 2 red and really dark…but im hoping it will all come 2gethr in the movie and it will be jst lyk the book.

  26. Lovin’ this! :D I seriously cannot wait for the movie to come out. It so long until August… Why, oh why? Still, cue fangirling! **squels**

  27. What is that supposed be Jace? He’s a twig? Jace is supposed to have muscles, the actor’s just skin and bones. And Clary’s hair is way too dark.

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  29. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS LIKE ADDICTING I WANT MORE BEHIND THE SCENES STUFF LOL!!! I can’t even…. like they give us a taste, just enough, and as Magnus said, “If love were food, I would have starved on the bones you gave me”. Except substitute love for behind the scenes exclusives.

    • IKR! I like Jamie- as part of the Voultri, not Jace Wayland/Herondale/Lightwood. I STILL cant believe Alex Pettyfer turned down the part! He’s my fav actor and he perfectly looks and captures Jace!!!

  30. Sooooo cant wait to see the movie did you guys see jace disapear at the coffie shop amazing:) ad did you guys hearhodge in the beginning that wass super cool explaining about the shadowhunters and demons and stuff soo awesome cannot wait till august 23rd

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