'Mortal Instruments' Set Visit: Our First Look At The Film

"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" might not be hitting theaters until August 23, 2013, but we've got something to whet your appetite right now.

MTV News had the chance to visit the set of the upcoming Cassandra Clare adaptation in Toronto recently and can now exclusively bring you the first look at the new project. In the above video, you can get catch our interviews with stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West and Robert Sheehan which will give you a good idea of what to expect of their characters in the movie. Even more importantly, the set visit offers you the first sneak peek at Magnus Bane's party. It's worth checking out.

"City of Bones" tells the story of 15-year-old Clary Fray (Collins), a Brooklyn teenager who gets thrust into the world of the supernatural after she discovers she's half-human, half-angel. She's finds herself in the world of the Shadowhunters, a group of people like herself who protect the world from ghoulish creatures like vampires and werewolves, and becomes increasingly attracted to fellow Shadowhunter Jace Wayland (Bower).

"It's really a story that's based in reality as much as it is in this fantasy world. They're coexisting," Collins told MTV News. "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."

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