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EXCLUSIVE: Cassandra Clare confirms ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES’ release date moved to Aug. 21


Early Tuesday morning we reported that it was rumored that Sony Pictures had pushed up the U.S. release date of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones from Aug. 23 to Aug. 21.

Cassandra Clare confirmed the exciting news to us on Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m really excited because it means the fans will get to see the movie earlier!” Clare told us. “It also reflects a lot of confidence in the film on the part of the studio to move it to a Wednesday release date so I’m really excited about that, too.”

The fact that Sony Pictures moved the release date to a Wednesday, like Clare said, shows a lot of faith on the studio’s part. It will also help boost the opening weekend gross.

Note: This date is only confirmed for the U.S. as Sony Pictures is the distributor for the U.S. only. Sony does not control the release of the film internationally. Check with your country’s distributor to see if they plan on changing the date.

UPDATE: We also received confirmation directly from Sony Pictures about the date switch. The studio shared this graphic revealing the new release date:

Aug 21

U.S. Shadowhunters: How excited are you to see the film two days earlier? Will you be attending a midnight showing on Tuesday, Aug. 20? How many times do you plan on seeing the movie opening weekend Sound off in the comments!

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35 Comments on EXCLUSIVE: Cassandra Clare confirms ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES’ release date moved to Aug. 21

  1. I hope they’ll move the release date in my country, too.

  2. Tatiana Grimm // May 21, 2013 at 2:26 PM // Reply

    This sucks because I start school that Monday and my mom doesn’t like going to the theaters during the week which mean I have to wait longer 😦 thanks those 3 days will kill me

  3. Can’t wait! two days less!!!!! THis means I have a better cahnce of seeing it that opening weekend!

  4. JaceYourMine!! // May 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM // Reply

    i hope its the same for the UK!!! and i will deffo be off to the midnight showing already had that planned:D

  5. please move the release date foward in the uk too! i wont be able to wait knowing people in america have allready seen it!

  6. I’m excited…but how excited I’ll be after the movie depends on how much screen time Simon gets. His storyline is really what I wanna see!

  7. Lena Grace // May 21, 2013 at 3:12 PM // Reply


  8. A good way to beat the weekend rush!

  9. yay! okay i should be able to do it as i won’t be doing anything on august 21st. that’s awesome though!

  10. My city of bones fund has grown $46 in the past 4 days… I will be seeing it as many times as my fund allows

  11. What about Canada?

  12. Ria Jace Herondale // May 21, 2013 at 5:41 PM // Reply

    Best news I’ve heard all day! Praying the same goes for Canada.



  15. Israel Leon // May 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM // Reply

    Can’t wait to see the movie!!!

  16. I was so excited to go thursday night but i can’t make it tuesday night! I am so mad :@ ahhhh

    • Same. I can manage a Thursday midnight showing, but I am almost certain that a midnight showing on tuesday night is a no-go. Unfortunately, my school starts back up literally one week before. Ugh :/

  17. Does anyone know if the new release date applies to Australia? Its terrible but if it comes out a little later, i will be able to see it with my best friend and we are both massive TMI fans so we want to see opening night but not without each other… dilemma!!

  18. Cristina R // May 21, 2013 at 9:29 PM // Reply

    I’LL BE GOING TO THE MIDNIGHT SHOWING WITH MY MOM !! :] Permission from my daddy confirmed 🙂 lol

  19. I’m going to the first showing whenever the movie hits Canada. I don’t care if I have to get up for work the next day!!!

  20. August is going to be an exciting month. MI movie and Percy Jackson!

  21. Hoping this all happens with Australia too!!

  22. who you kidding i am gonna see the preview if I can 🙂

  23. Does Clary. Have any siblings like Sister

  24. I wish I could see it the day it comes out but I won’t be in America. I’ll be in the UK until the 23 of August. I won’t be able to see the movie there either cause I’ll be seeing plays every day and when I’m not seeing plays, I’m performing in a play.

  25. Randomer :3 // May 31, 2013 at 10:43 AM // Reply

    YESH :3 Hope its changes in the Philippines!!!!!!!!! I would DIE if it ends up in the same week as my midterms .-.

  26. I’m gonna see the midnight premiere but idk where to get tickets to that

  27. I can’t find any tickets for the midnight premier!!!!!! Help me!!!!!!!!!

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