Kevin Zegers (Alec Lightwood) met with director Harald Zwart on Tuesday (February 19) and got a peek at what has been edited so far for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Aug. 23).
And according to Zegers, fans better “prepare to have your minds blown.”
Lily Collins (Clary Fray) told reporters on set last October that she got emotional stepping into Cassandra Clare’s world and that there was a real focus to remain as true to the book as possible, which should have fans happy.
The institute set, which is where we’re shooting today, the second I walked on that about two weeks ago, I got emotional. It literally is exactly how I pictured it in my head. It’s more, when I read a book, I always imagine the sets. I less imagine people as characters. It’s more just the world they live in, especially this one with runes and werewolves. It could go so one way or so the other. You hope it goes the more realistic route and that’s what they’ve done with this project, is really acknowledge the fact that it is such a fantasy world, that if we don’t make it real in some way, you’re going to lose the audience in the CGI stuff. So making these sets so intricate and so deep, and the colorization on screen, it kind of invokes this emotional state that normally I wouldn’t associate with a fantasy piece. So as a fan, I think the world is encapsulated really, really well.
Last week, Sony Pictures unveiled seven new images from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in part of a Valentine’s Day celebration week, which gave looks at the main characters in different scenes.
A theatrical trailer is expected to be released in late March and the official movie poster isn’t too far off either.
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