Yes, and I love them.On the best part about filming:
Every day we had fans waiting for us outside the set. That gave the whole shooting experience an extra boost.On his favorite character:
It's hard to say. I love that big scene with Dorothea. She's a great character.On who says: "There is a map inside your head Clary" in the trailer:
Those words are coming from Magnus.On where he got the idea to give Isabelle a flamethrower:
It was an image I liked and it seemed to fit Isabelle. It works great when she’s fighting at the end.On how Geir Andreassen chose the look/lighting and color palette of the film:
Thanks. Geir is very talented. We looked at many movies together and worked out a palette and lighting plan.On which character he finds the most interesting:
I love them all. Clary is brave. Jace has a great character arc. I think Hodge’s complex psyche is very interesting.
On when we’ll get photos of Magnus (Godfrey Gao):
Hang in there. They will be worth the wait.
On his favorite set on the film:
I loved shooting in the Library. The set was inspired by Jules Verne. City of Bones was amazing as well.
On staying faithful to the book:
When you make a movie you always have to make some changes. We worked closely with @cassieclare. She’s great.
On what inspired him to become a director:
I lived in Norway far from any movie industry and made my first film when I was 8. Star Wars sealed the deal.
On the costumes being specifically made for the film:
Yes, most of it was designed and made for the movie. Gersha our designer is fantastic!
Did Jamie Campbell Bower do most of his stunts:
Yes, he is amazing.
On a London premiere for the film:
We would love to come to London. Many of our cast are British.
On would he ever direct the new Star Wars:
On his love for the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS fans:
TMI fans are the greatest. Thanks for the homemade cookies. I love you all.
On the cast going to Brazil:
OK! we’re there!
On who the creepy little girl is in the trailer:
You’ll have to see. She was a great actress.
On his familiarity with the runes:
Yes, I know them all pretty well.
On what series he was a fan of growing up:
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
On possibility of a premiere in Italy:
Sure. I love Italy. I shoot commercials there all the time.
Describe Robbie Sheehan in one word:
On his favorite setting of the movie:
I loved shooting the greenhouse.
On Simon and Isabelle as a couple:
They are a perfect couple, aren’t they? They just don’t know it, yet…
Describe THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES in one word:
thrillingactionepicromancescarecharacterdrama – does that count as one word?
On the cast:
From the first day we had a great time. They are all very professional and the sweetest mundanes.
On how he felt once filming ended:
It ended yesterday, so I don’t really know yet. I know I will miss it. It’s been a great experience.
On plans of the other MORTAL INSTRUMENTS books becoming movies:
I would love that.
Describe Cassandra Clare’s books in one word:
On how many times it took Jamie to nail the sliding across the cop car hood (in the teaser trailer):
Three takes. The first one was great. The rain made it more complicated for the camera so we did a few more.
On who he would play in the movie:
On which scene was the most fun to film:
We had a lot of fun with Hotel Dumort.
On who came up with the idea to put a rune in Clary’s coffee (in the teaser trailer):
Thanks. That was my idea. It came after a creative conversation with my brilliant conceptual artist Nikolai Lockertsen.
On which cast members made him laugh the most on set:
Lily and Jamie made the crew laugh many times. Lena got the giggles when she was fighting with a frying pan.
On his favorite rune:
I like the design of the rune of quietude.
On which character is most like him:
I identify most with Hodge.
Describe Godfrey Gao (Magnus)’s costumes:
He forgot to put on his pants.
Did he know how big the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS fandom was and about the immense fan support:
Now I know and share your passion. Personally I chose the material because it’s cinematic and a great story.
On THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES composer Gabriel Yared:
We’re very happy to have Gabriel Yared. Listen to his music and you’ll understand.
Thanks to Harald for taking time out to answer fan questions.