Good news, Mortal Instruments fans — the flick just got a new director!
After hearing that the page-to-big-screen adaption was in a bit of a bind, Constantin Film and Unique Features announced that Harald Zwart has signed on as the new director.
In the first tale of the book series by Cassandra Clare, in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.
“Harald Zwart really understands the visuals and heart of The Mortal Instruments. That was crucial to us. Of course, having Cassandra Clare’s support throughout and collaborating with her on this project has been especially rewarding,” says producer Robert Kulzer in a statement via Deadline.
Jamie Campbell Bower also stars and principal photography is expected to begin August 15 in Toronto.