With one day to go until the release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘ first trailer, Sony has released the first official photo from the film!

Unveiled by Entertainment Weekly, we see lead character Clary “brandishing one of her self-created runes.” Cassandra Clare spoke about the still, saying “Clary has the ability to both create new symbols and make runes that are stronger than other people’s. In this scene, she is fending off an enemy with the first rune that she’s ever drawn on herself at the amazement of the other Shadowhunters. It was very reassuring to come on set and see everything covered in runes and replicated down to the last detail. The movie was definitely made by people who love the books and wanted to do right by them.”

The Mortal Instruments movie photo

We’ll be sure to share the teaser trailer with you as soon as it makes its online debut tomorrow. It will also be attached to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 in theaters beginning Friday. Hypable visited the set of the film a couple months ago and will eventually be able to share a detailed report of what we saw on site.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens in United States theaters on August 23, 2013.

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