Clary Fray Lands On SciFiNow’s List of Top 10 Strong Female Characters In Urban Fantasy

dfadfdsfdsfSciFiNow just realeased a list of ‘Top 10 Strong Femal Characters In Urban Fantasy’ and our very own Clary Fray made it into this Top 10 list!

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“Clary Fray is raised as a normal girl but when her mother is kidnapped by demons, she’s quickly inducted into the world of the Shadowhunters: demon-slayers who have angelic blood. Clary is easy to root for since she’s incredibly caring and determined, usually putting herself in danger for the greater good. Her stubborn and sarcastic nature proves more than a match for love interest Jace.”

CHECK THE FULL LIST HERE!

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Merchandise: First Look At ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Posters By Trends International

trendsShadowhunters, while we wait for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones release in August, there’s a ton of merchandise coming up in the following months. So I guess we can treat ourselves a little bit while we wait.

Our gals from Trends International released the first look of 3 amazing posters coming up at a US/Canada retailer near you.

 

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Contents:

RP6438 – 15 Units
RP6455 – 10 Units
RP2164 – 15 Units

Territory: US/CN
Language: Trilingual
Size: 14″ x 45″ x 5″
UPC: 017681654514
Categories:
  • Posters
  • Pre-Packs

 

The three posters in the pre-pack include two with the principal cast of characters and the other poster features the City of Bones book cover.

The poster on the left features (from left to right), Simon (Robert Sheehan), Clary (Lily Collins) and Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) in front of what looks to be the portal seen in the trailers. Underneath the title of the film is displayed.

The poster on the right features our principal characters (from left to right)–Isabelle (Jemima West), Simon (Robert Sheehan), Clary (Lily Collins), Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Alec (Kevin Zegers)–with an Angelic Power rune behind them. The tagline “A World Hidden Within Our Own” appears above them.

No official word yet on when we will get hold of this posters, or how much they will go for. But usally we get to see this type of posters in stores such as K-Mart, Walmart and Target. They usually go from $4-7.

We will keep you updated as soon as more information is out in the internet.

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

Cassandra Clare Talks ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Movie and ‘Magisterium’ Series With Bookish

magisteriumOur friends from Bookish had the chance to sit down and talk with Miss Cassandra Clare about The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and the Magisterium series–that she’s co-writing with Holly Black in this new interview.

Bookish Interview:

“Ten years ago, Cassandra Clare was a “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” fan fiction writer. Now, she’s the bestselling author of “The Mortal Instruments”series, with the movie adaptation of the first novel, “City of Bones,” releasing in theaters August 23. Clare spoke with Bookish about the parts of “City of Bones” she was committed to keeping in the movie, the use of “mundane” in both her books and pop culture, her forthcoming “Magisterium Series” with Holly Black and her blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo.”

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Bookish: “The Mortal Instruments” has several more mature jokes and darker themes–a departure from a lot of YA, which keeps things fairly clean. How does that more mature sensibility translate to the movie?

Cassandra Clare: It’s interesting, because you never know how something is going to be digitally realized until the director puts it on film. [The movie’s] got a very dark sensibility–gritty urban fantasy, which I really like.

Bookish: Are there any scenes in particular you feel express that?

CC: Yeah! I think that they did a great job with Magnus Bane’s party. And also the club scene that opens the book, where Clary and Simon first go to [Pandemonium], the first time she sees the Shadowhunters. For me, urban fantasy has always been about the marriage of modernity and fantasy, and I think that captures it very well visually in the film.

Bookish: How did you feel about Lily Collins getting cast? She’s a great actress but doesn’t look a ton like how Clary’s described in the books–redheaded, freckled. Was that difficult to adjust to?

CC: Lily is the only one I wasn’t involved in casting; she was attached to the project when Sony picked it up. I went and watched “The Blind Side,” and really loved her [in it]. And she actually does have freckles! As a person who’s covered in freckles myself, it’s one of those things where… If you’re a star in Hollywood they cover up the freckles with foundation whenever you do photo shoots and everything. And I was so happy, because she got those freckles in there, and I think they’re completely cute. You can see them a bit.

We’re really lucky to have [Collins in “City of Bones”]. Not only is she in every project going on right now–she’s one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood–but she really was a big fan of the books before she started on the project, so she brought a lot to Clary in that way. I think that the reason they didn’t dye her hair bright red was she’d had her hair dyed for four different movie roles before that. They were going back and forth, like, “We could have her wear a wig, or we could put a red rinse on her hair, but we can’t really do the bleaching and dyeing, or it’ll all fall out.” I figured, you know, as long as she could capture Clary’s bravery and vulnerability, that was more important to me than the exact shade of red for the hair.

Bookish: Right, pick your battles.

CC: Exactly. [laughs] I would’ve felt really bad if her hair had fallen out and it would’ve been my fault!

Bookish: When Jamie Campbell Bower was announced as Jace, many fans were up in arms at first. If you check Tumblr now, they seem like they’ve accepted him, but what was that like initially?

CC: It was probably hardest on Jamie. He talks about it in interviews, but he took things to heart. It made me think about what it must be like as an actor. Because if you’re a writer and you write a story that’s rejected–well, they rejected your story. But as an actor, if you’re being rejected in some way, they’re rejecting the whole of you. It must be really difficult.

When I saw the reaction, I thought, “Well, I was kind of braced for this.” Jace is supposed to be the embodiment of your fantasy, what the boyfriend would be based on all my favorite literary characters. He’s supposed to be incredibly talented and incredibly funny and good-looking, so everyone’s got their different idea of what that looks like. So, you just have to remember that this happened when they cast Robert Pattinson in “Twilight,” and when they cast Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth [in “The Hunger Games”].

Bookish: It’s definitely one of those “you know you’ve made it” moments, when people get that bent out of shape.

CC: Yes! It’s one of those things where [you think], “Well, I guess it’s a good thing in disguise.”

Bookish: You started out as a fanfic author, writing the “Very Secret Diaries” series for “Lord of the Rings.” What’s been the biggest adjustment for you since you’ve developed your own avid fanbase, having once been such a huge fan of someone else’s work?

CC: When I was a big fan of “Lord of the Rings” and whatnot, you kind of think of these creations as not having been created by a person so much as existing; they feel real to you. To be on the other side of it, you think, oh my gosh, these stories were created by just one person–in this case, me–and it’s strange. You’re like, “Oh, it’s not that it was created by a faceless conglomerate, it’s actually the work of individual people.” Also, having been a fan, I come to it sometimes from a fan’s perspective: “If I were a fan of this material, what would I want? Would I want to see scenes that were cut from the material? Would I want a sneak peek of the next book, or drawings of characters?”

Looks like great things await for miss Cassandra Clare and Miss Holly Black!!!! What you think? Are you excited for Miss Clare new projecs?? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

New Footage From ‘The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones’ To Be Screened at Cannes Film Festival

cannesMr. Harald Zwart sat down with a couple of Norwegian sites to talk mostly of the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie adaptation. And according to Norwegian site VG.NO footage from the highly anticipated adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival which runes from May 15 to 26 in Cannes, France.

According to Vg.no :

“The first taste pieces of film number one in the series will be shown at the film festival in Cannes later in May.”

Director Mr. Harald Zwart will return to direct the sequel, which begins production this fall.

What you think? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Named One of ‘The 10 Best Post-Apocalyptic Movies Of 2013’ By VIBE.COM

185218_415035211879198_1719593317_nVibe Magazine has named The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones number 9 of ‘The 10 Best Post-Apocalyptic Movies of 2013’. City of Bones has claimed number 9 Vibe’s list.

Here’s what Vibe Magazine has to say about City of Bones:

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9.The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Directed By: Harald Zwart
Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Release Date: August 23, 2013

Clary Fray (Collins) seems like your everyday, average, ordinary teenager in New York City. But when she witnesses her mom being attacked and kidnapped by a demon, the event sparks a revelation that forces her on a quest to get her back that ends up changing her entire life.

Clary learns things about herself, her family and her destiny that make up The Mortal Instruments in a big way. The action-adventure fantasy film is based on the first book in the popular series by Cassandra Clare. Directed by Harald Zwart, it looks to pick up where Twilight left off when it creeps into theaters this fall.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is set to hit theaters across the world on August 23, 2013.

I will have to disagree a little bit with Vibe.com, The Mortal Instruments is not a post-apocalyptic movie, it’s more of an alternative world. I think Vibe.com people should read more about The Mortal Instruments before doing their articles. Yet, we are thankful because they considered City of Bones worth watching 🙂

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

VOGUE PHOTO DIARY: Lily Collins Gets Ready For The Met Gala

PicMonkey Collagevogue lily collinsVogue Magazine has released a photo diaries of some celebrities getting ready for ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Including The Mortal Instruments star Lily Collins and beau Jamie Campbell Bower (Miss Collins Met Gala Date) also makes an appearance in some of the photos.

 

Check the amazing black and white pictures:

 

5:03 P.M.

Lily Collins getting ready to go into hair and makeup.

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5:30 P.M.

Taking in the view from her hotel room window. “I’m a huge people watcher,” says Collins. “And the hotel has these great floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the street, so that is where I waited while everyone was setting up.”

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5:45 P.M.

“I was spoiled for choice,” Collins says of the Harry Winston rings she chose from to complete her look. “What’s normal about a guard coming to bring you jewelry? Nothing! Nothing is normal about that at all. It’s like a fantasy.”

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5:48 P.M.

Both Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, her date for the evening, getting the process started.

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6:00 P.M.

“The look was not originally what I had in mind, but I thought: Why not go for it?” says Collins of her punk-rock makeup courtesy of Molly Stern. “I am so glad I did because the end result was incredible.” Her hair was done by Gregory Russell.

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6:10 P.M.

The Moschino dress (and Jamie’s corresponding tux) was made especially for the actress. “I was sent sketches and we narrowed it down to two ideas,” she says. “But I didn’t actually try it all on until the day before. It was exciting, but stressful.”

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6:20 P.M.

Collins ready to head to the car. “I felt like I was in character,” she says. “The look was this incredible mix of feminine and ethereal, but with a real hard edge.”

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6:21 P.M.

The jacket came from the Moschino archives and was fitted for the actress on the spot.

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6:25 P.M.

Lily and Jamie hop into the car and speed uptown to the museum.

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Every single picture is beautiful, I think I have a girl crush in Miss Collins! What you think? Sound off in the comments!

 

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower Out and about in NYC May 7,2013

PicMonkey CollagelilyjamieJamie Campbell Bower and beau Lily Collins take a quiet stroll on Tuesday afternoon in NYC on May 7,2013. Mr. Campbell Bower and Miss Collins attended The Costume Institute Gala for the ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013.

 

Jamie Campbell Bower and Lily Collins with a Lucky fan:

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They’re such a cute couple, is so nice to know they’re still together and going strong.

 

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

PicMonkey CollagebutLast month we announced that thanks to The Bookseller, we had a preview of the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones stationary merchandise. Now thanks to Amazon.uk we have the release date of this three productucts!

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The Little Book of Quotes

July 9

Pre-Order:Amazon.com and Amazon.uk.co

£5.91

A gorgeous hardcover book that features wise, inspirational or funny quotes from the script of this summer’s blockbuster movie, alongside character profiles and stunning cast photos. There is even the chance to design and colour your own quotes and runes on the specially designed write-in pages! This beautiful hardback book, with its gold-debossed-foil cover and gold-pantone- and-black-ink insides, is a must-have for any fan!

Postcard Book

August 1

£4.97

Pre-Order: Amazon.uk.co

30 full-colour postcards featuring quotes from the script of this summer’s blockbuster movie, alongside glossy photos of the cast. Send them to friends – or keep them for yourself! The movie is based on Cassandra Clare’s international bestselling six-book series. There are over 16 million copies in print worldwide and the series has been translated into more than 35 languages.

 

Journal

October 3

£9.30

Pre-Order:Amazon.uk.co

 

Start saving now shadowhunters! What are you getting? Let us know right here in the comments!

 

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

New UK Poster for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Unveiled by MSN

PicMonkey Collageposter ukThanks to our friends from MSN Movies UK shadowhunters from the UK got the chance to get an exclusive poster for Cassandra Clare’s upcoming film adaptation for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is set to hit theaters on August 23,2013. We are loving this beautiful campaign ‘Read The First 100 Pages’, it’s amaizng how Sony Pictures is encouraging fans all over the globe to read the book before watching the movie.

What you think of this new poster? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes’ to Be Offered to Buyers at Cannes Film Festival Next Week

PicMonkey CollageashesJust after ejecutive producer Martin Moszkowicz announced that The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, the sequel to the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones had the green light to go into production this fall, now according to Variety, Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, we can now confirm that The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, will be will be aiming to hunt down deals this next week for International buyers, at the Cannes Film Festival.

Variety:

“Mister Smith Entertainment is to introduce “The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes,” the sequel to the upcoming “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” to international buyers at Cannes next week.

“City of Bones,” which is the first pic in the fantasy franchise, is due for release worldwide this summer. Screen Gems will release it in the U.S. on Aug. 23.

Harald Zwart (“The Karate Kid”) returns to helm the sequel. Returning thesps are Lily Collins (“Mirror Mirror,” “The Blind Side”) and Jamie Campbell Bower (“Anonymous,” “Camelot”).

Lensing on the sequel, penned by Jessica Postigo Paquette, who also wrote the screenplay for “City of Bones,” begins in the fall.

Robert Kulzer is producing for Constantin Film, alongside Don Carmody. Their credits include the “Resident Evil” franchise. Exec producers are Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, who teamed on “The Lord of the Rings,” for Unique Features, and Martin Moszkowicz for Constantin.”

Mr. Martin Moszkowicz told The Hollywood Reporter:

“We are outstandingly proud of what has been achieved on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – and what better proof would there be than putting the next installment of Cassandra Clare’s phenomenal vision – City of Ashes – into production now.”

This are great news shadowhunters! Are you excited? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Founder)