With book-to-film adaptations the one thing that is obvious is that there are going to be changes. And sometimes the changes can be good.
In a new interview with RTE, Robert Sheehan (Simon) revealed one of those changes coming in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
While describing the film, Robbie mentioned that Clary (Lily Collins) is turning 18 instead of 16, the age she turns in the book.
“The lead character, when she turns 18 at the beginning of the film, she believes she’s going crazy. But what’s happening is she’s discovering her own magical ability. Then she discovers this ancient Institute of demon hunters. And the demon hunters are part human, part divine and their whole thing is to fight the war against the ever-increasing demon population. She realizes that she has, what’s called, Shadowhunter blood. It’s a great big adventure.”
Robbie also talked about playing Simon.
“My character is her B.F.F. He’s harboring feelings of love for her secretly and gets dragged along for the ride. He won’t leave her side because he’s very protective of her.”
What do you think of the age change? Do you think that the two-year age difference is good for the film?