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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones teaser trailer was released this evening! Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

The trailer gives us some great insight into Jace as he explains to Clary that she isn’t human and she can see things others can’t. Jamie Campbell-Bower certainly looks and sounds like Jace. How did you feel about this brief glimpse into the shadowhunting world? The film is based on the book of the same name by Cassandra Clare.

Sony Pictures has also launched a new website where Madame Dorothea reads your tarot cards! Check out Soundlessinsight.com to get your cards read and maybe get a sneak peek at the Mortal Cup. Also a little fun fact: Jamie Campbell Bower is playing the piano music on the site. Follow @MortalMovie for all official The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones movie news and use the hashtag #TMIMOVIE to take part in the conversation.

The Mortal Instruments opens August 23, 2013. See the first poster and the first still (featuring Clary), both released today.

What do you think of ‘The Mortal Instruments’ trailer?

Does it live up to your expectations? Who stands out most in the cast? Do lead stars Jamie Campbell-Bower and Lily Collins have you compelled so far? We can’t believe we still have so long to wait until it’s in theaters!

  • http://twitter.com/aadnama Amanda Douglas

    AH! This looks amazing! I can’t wait to see the full length trailer! This makes me even more excited for the movie!

  • Kay


  • Karen

    I still don’t like Jamie as Jace. He just looks too thin. :/

    • Anna

      It may seem superficial but I agree. He may act well as Jace but I’m having a hard time accepting that Simon looks more buff than Jace.

  • tyler

    Why cant I see it ?!?!?!?!

    • American Moth

      Because you’re a mundane.

      • hi

        got ‘im!

      • Elletnah

        That was quite possibly the best reply. Ever

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502155645 Valerie O’Neill


  • http://twitter.com/WanderlustBooks Makayla

    ME: So life, what happend today?

    LIFE: Nothing, just the trailer for that book series that loves to repeatedly tear you heart out of your chest.

    ME: *after watching trailer* ERMAHGERD THAT JUST TORE ME APART

  • sammylovegood

    Jace is wayyyyy too scrawny!!!!! (loved Simon!!! <3)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

    Oh my gosh. I got chills. I’m so excited!!! It looks great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.horn Jennifer Horn

    Canadian link?

  • mike

    IT WAS SOOO AMAAZZINNGGGGG OMGGGGG!! there were sooo mannyyyy things! you guys should totally do a recap :DDD

    • http://twitter.com/WanderlustBooks Makayla

      I second this motion!

    • http://twitter.com/Super_Lulu1 Lupita

      I would be so happy if Hypable had a Mortal Instruments podcast!

  • TRoseAlena


  • :(

    unavailable from your location :( whyyy?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.horn Jennifer Horn

    Available in all locations from the official site http://themortalinstrumentsmovie.com/

  • kitster_kosh

    Hi, I have this problem and knew I should turn to the Mortal Instruments fans to give me an opinion. I’m a writer, and I happen to be writing a book that involves angels and demons. I also have these people called Shadow Hosts in it. Earlier this year I discovered that the Mortal Instruments is about angels and demons and has people called Shadow Hunters. I’ve never read Mortal Instruments. I haven’t talked to anyone who has read it. But here’s my question, if I use the term Shadow Host and my book also has angels and demons, will it sound like I ripped off Mortal Instruments? I’ve talked to other writers and they don’t think it’s a big deal, but I realize I should really be asking the fandom this question. Do I need to come up with a new name for my Shadow Hosts?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

      It depends… Are they like Shadowhunters? Do they fight demons? Or are they completely different? If they’re completely different, I would say it’s no big deal. If they’re alike, then people would definitely compare.

    • azileea

      Depends what Shadow Hosts are / general plot is (if it’s too similar). (:

    • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

      Depending on the situation, you may want to change the name.

    • http://twitter.com/SarahKHansen S.K.Hansen

      You should be okay, like the others have said, it depends what the Shadow Hosts are. TMI’s Shadow Hunters are humans descended from angels. They hunt demons and sometimes also hunt half-demon creatures like vampires, werewolves, warlocks and fairies (when those creatures are naughty). If your Shadow Hosts are similar, it might be a good idea to find a new name for them to avoid comparisons. If not, don’t worry about it.

  • http://twitter.com/Siriusnerd007 Kristen Keys

    Super excited, but I just don’t think that looks like Jace to me. Maybe after seeing the movie I will like him better.

  • Jess the Magnificent

    Holy crap EPICNESS! But is that all of them at the hotel? Call me a picky nerd, but that bothers me for some reason XD -sherlocksmindtardis.tumblr.com

  • Julie L

    Haven’t read the books, but I am tempted now! This movie looks pretty good!

  • Stacie

    Wow wow wow! I am so excited for this movie after viewing this trailer. I think I’m a wee bit speechless.

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

    AWESOME EPICNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noelle-Braaten/1368928376 Noelle Braaten


  • Erin

    I had my reserves at first with Jamie, but you know what. He looks like he has amazing talent and he has pulled off the character perfectly.
    For all of you who continue to whine for Alex, sorry, but you’re going to have to get ove rit sooner or later.

    • Sarah

      I will admit that Alex Pettyfer has and will always be Jace to me. However, while I was skeptical about Jamie (nothing about his acting talent, just his looks), I think he looks pretty good in this trailer. I’m going to reserve my judgment until I see the film.

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Lulu1 Lupita

    Ahhh it’s freaking awesome!!! IMO Jamie looks pretty damn good! I want this movie NOW!!!!!

  • Emma

    I really wasn’t that big of a fan of the book series, but I have to admit, this looks pretty awesome.

    • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

      Me too!

    • http://www.facebook.com/redhead312 Megan Bennett

      Same here. I couldn’t get past the first 100 pages but this trailer is exciting.

    • guest

      me either. I couldn’t get past the first chapter. but the movie looks very good.

      • Teranel

        It took a little bit to get past the first chapter, but after that, I couldn’t put the series down.

    • Shelby Walker

      I read the first three books and then felt like the story was going nowhere. But yeah, the movie looks pretty good.

      • Emma

        I’m pretty sure I made it through the first three books too, but they didn’t hold my attention that well so I don’t really remember.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1518152692 Chelsea Clark

        Yeah, I personally think the end of the third book was a perfect stopping place. I’ve still read the other books, and I’m going to finish out the series, but it was definitely unnecessary to continue after the third.

      • Anna

        I agree, I’ve read the other books and enjoyed them since I like the characters and getting to spend a bit more time with them but plot wise it really wasn’t necessary to continue and I feel like the last 3 books were Clare trying to stretch out the series as long as she could. The last few books aren’t bad but just not necessary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rachel-Whelen/514317641 Rachel Whelen

    Simon is distractingly good looking. Why anyone would want Jace if they could have Simon<3

    • Shelby Walker

      I wouldn’t want Jace anyways. I find Jamie Campbell-Bower very unattractive. Simon FTW!

      • Teranel

        Even going by the books, I like Simon better.

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    as someone who hasn’t read the books – [the actors] are pretty people, but i don’t quite understand what it’s all about…

    • http://twitter.com/SarahKHansen S.K.Hansen

      Yeah, the teaser doesn’t explain the plot, but man does it look good.

  • azileea

    I didn’t like the books but I’ve been really excited about the movie because I thought this might work as a film. And I really really look forward to Jamie as Jace. I liked him as Arthur in Camelot. Trailer looks great! (Loved the music they used. Anyone know what it is?)

  • Elletnah

    You know what would make it even more awesome.
    I read Holly Blacks book Valiant before I read City of Bones and I caught the little Reference to Val and company when Jace and Clary are traveling to the city of bones.
    What would make it awesome would be if they included that, though it is highly unlikely because you know, vague reference

  • MHutch

    That was amazing. I seriously can’t wait now!

  • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

    So long ago, but I think I read up until she met the boy (Jace?) and decided it wasn’t for me. I remember the night club scene vividly though, and that it exactly how I imagined it.

    The book wasn’t for me, but maybe the movie is. We’ll see!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Liliana.Sa Liliana Sa

    i always imagined jace with a more boyish face and voice…..its sooo deep…..i cant wait!!

  • simona

    am i the only person that is like ummm why does Jace have an accent?

    • Lauren

      Because he spent more time in Idris, until he was 10 whereas Izzy and Alec grew up in NY. :)

    • http://twitter.com/SarahKHansen S.K.Hansen

      Jace isn’t American, he is from Idris. Logically he would have an accent, even though it is never mentioned in the books.

  • http://twitter.com/xhpfanatic Grace Chen

    I am extremely upset to say that I don’t really like this trailer ;(

  • http://twitter.com/conroyheine Carolyn Heine

    I’m pleasantly surprised by how good this looks. I was a bit worried about the casting, but from the trailer they all seem OK, but I guess we can’t really know until the film releases. I’m looking forward to next August!

  • Chicken

    I am very excited! The only thing I don’t like is the cinematography. The action needs to look more dramatic.

  • Becca

    I have to say that this trailer really confused me. I haven’t read the books, and I’m sure they are great and all, but this trailer did nothing for me!

  • Rosie

    Okay so Jamie sounds really sexy… You can be Jace… I give you my permission…


  • Nell Hepburn

    Does anyone else love how Jamie says ”Mundane?”‘ XD So deep and nice…. I WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE NOW.

    • .

      reminds me of Thor/ Chris Hemsworth

  • Geekyvelma

    WOW!! This trailer looks amazing. It went above my expectations! With Twilight being so popular, I thought they were going to lighten this up …but I’m so glad they didn’t!! I love the dark gritty tone of the trailer. The demons actually look like demons. I’m also glad that this teaser actually had a good amount of footage! I hate teaser that mostly have text and like one shot at the end.

    The one character I missed in the trailer…Luke. Can’t wait to see Aidan Turner in the role.

    I also hate people complaining that Jamie is too thin… ok stop! You are basing an actor’s performance solely on his looks! Hold any comments until we actually see him act.

    • http://twitter.com/TMI_TID_UK TMI_TID_UK

      He is in the trailer
      @Cassieclaire: RT @BeingHuman3: ” Luke???? pic.twitter.com/v3Rp5eSV ” Yes, that is Aidan.

  • http://twitter.com/janine_jks janine JK’S ϟ

    this look horrible. I dont like the book and the trailer too.

  • Rose

    Wow, this looks incredible! I approve

  • antonia31

    Wait, why do trailers always flash words over pictures of stormy clouds…

  • Becca300

    I read the first three books, but couldn’t get past those because of the writing. But this movie looks really cool! I’ll probably go see it!

  • ellen


  • Sarah

    SIMON. But, really. Forget the rest of the cast. I can’t imagine a more perfect Simon.

  • Sarah

    SIMON. But, really. Why on Earth would anyone pick Jace when she could have THAT?

  • charlton

    Never read the books but the movie looks cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523240646 Jasmine Dixon

    so far so good everything looks great except jace :(

  • Amy Coughlan

    i am so excited for the movie! i have been waiting for this trailer for so long!

  • Bob

    To those who thought Alex Pettyfer would make a better Jace ….

  • http://xyue-mayx.deviantart.com/ Dreamer

    I liked the books and the trailer looks good, but have this sneaking feeling that they showed us all the good stuff and that the movie is just going to be average. But I still hold out hope for a good movie!

  • Bridget


  • ladybirds

    This trailer made me start reading the book and I am loving it. :-)

  • Annabelle

    Well I absolutely loved ALL of the books! And I’m so happy it’s finally being made into a movie, I only wish Alex pettyfer had played jace…

  • http://twitter.com/potterfan92 Raina

    I guess I’m like some people here the book didn’t grab as much. The writing was very generic to me. But this movie seems exciting. I’ll defiantly see this in theaters!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pau.buonsanti Pau Buonsanti

    I love the shining Runes!! I could never imagine them right as I read the books… They look awesome!

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