The Arena in the Anaheim Convention Center showcased some upcoming film offerings from Sony Pictures yesterday at WonderCon 2013. Kicking off the triad of films on a balmy Saturday afternoon was the latest book to be adapted into a large-scale theatrical release as the panel for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones made its appearance.
The film, which is set in latter day New York City, has a face value ordinary teenager as its protagonist Clary Fray, played by Lily Collins, who did a turn as Snow White last year in Mirror, Mirror (and whose dad Phil has played drums for Genesis and has had a stellar solo pop music career). The film eventually reveals that Collins is a descendant of a group of half-angelic warriors known as Shadowhunters, who become locked in an ancient battle to save the globe. The disappearance of her mother (played by Game of Thrones’ Lena Hedley) acts as the catalyst for her to jaunt into an evil, dark, mysterious world known as Downworld, inhabited by stalwart fantasy/horror characters such as demons, vampires, warlocks, werewolves, and the like. Based on the worldwide best-selling series of tomes, the film adaptation looks to be the next in the long line of successful book adaptations of this type of genre to the silver screen.
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