Months before the release of the first Mortal Instruments adaptation, lead actors Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower have confirmed that they will return for the second installment of the franchise.
Director Harald Zwart will also be back to helm City Of Ashes, the next film based on Cassandra Clare’s series. The film will hit theaters on August 23, 2013.
Follow this link to watch the official trailer for the City of Bones movie.
Here’s more from Deadline:
As it did with the first, Mister Smith Entertainment is selling the adaptation of the second book in Cassandra Clare’s fantasy series that’s produced by Constantin Film and Unique Features…The sequel picks up in New York’s Downworld, where Clary is overwhelmed with the responsibility of her new role as a Shadowrunner. Her mother is still in a magically induced coma, her newfound father is an evil Shadowhunter rebel, and things are more than complicated with Jace, the boy she loves. But she still must pitch in to help save the world.