Here’s the first look at footage from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie! MTV has released footage from its set visit and it is from Magnus Bane’s party. Check it out below.

The video introduces Clary Fray played by Lily Collins. How do you guys feel she did? Lily has always been a fan of the books and this provides a look into Lily’s portrayal of Clary. Here are some of Lily’s thoughts on The Mortal Instruments: “It’s really a story that’s based in reality as much as it is in this fantasy world. They’re coexisting. It’s more emotionally and character-based than just aesthetically beautiful. It’s got amazing imagery and the CGI is going to be incredible, but it’s not just about that.”

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is the first in the series by Cassandra Clare. The story follows Clary Fray a teenaged girl who thinks she is a normal human only to find out she is a shadowhunter. Clary is pulled into the shadowhunting world by Jace, the handsome bad boy with no family. Clary is also introduced to Isabelle and Alec Lightwood who are not her biggest fans. Clary brings her human friend Simon into the fold and the group sets out to discover why Clary doesn’t know she is a shadowhunter. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits theaters August 2013.