According to ScreenRant, Sony Pictures has set a U.S. release date of August 23, 2013, for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
We now know (via Box Office Mojo) that Sony has set The Mortal Instruments to hit theaters in the U.S. on August 23rd, 2013. That’s probably a wise move, as Clare’s source material is not the best-selling monstrosity that other young adult series-turned-blockbusters are (see: Twilight, The Hunger Games). Not to mention, neither of the film’s attached stars – Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Camelot) – are big enough names so as to make the film more bankable – and thus able to hold its own against some of the “big guns” that will grace the silver screen during the more competitive portion of next summer.
This is great news as a release date is usually the final step toward getting an official green light.
Principal photography will begin on August 15 in Toronto.
Constantin Film and Unique Features will produce with Sony Pictures set as the distributor. Harald Zwart is set to direct and Lily Collins (Clary) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace) are attached to star.
Only 506 days to go!
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