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.
He’s played a king, a dark wizard and a vampire…now Jamie Campbell Bower will be gracing the big screen as shadowhunter Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments series.
The 22-year-old British actor scored the lead role alongside Lily Collins in the first of the series, Deadline reports.
Summary: Clary (Collins) discovers that she can see supernatural beings that no one else can, gets drawn into the world of the Shadowhunters (teens who kill demons and monsters) and learns that her mother is somehow mysteriously connected to all the strange happenings around her.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of Jamie as Jace?
With The Hunger Games casting over with, we’re moving on to another young adult book turned movie with a huge fan base — The Mortal Instruments.
There are three players on the board — Leebo Freeman, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Ed Speleers — to star as Jace Wayland, Clary Fray’s (Lily Collins) love interest in the film adaption, The Wrap reports.
According to the books, Jace “has fine wavy gold blond hair and eyes that look gold in the light and have long eyelashes. He has a slim, muscular build, and is about 5’11″. His face is described as being pretty and angular, and Clary often refers to him as beautiful and leonine, with a narrow mouth. Like all other Shadowhunters, he is covered in thin, silver scars from years of applying various magical runes with a stele for battle and healing purposes, as well as permanent runes.”
Just looking at the three contenders — JJJ thinking Leebo looks most like the description. Thoughts? Let us know in the poll and comments below!