With the August 21 release date of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" looming large, this week has been positively bursting with Shadowhunter-related releases, including the film's soundtrack listing (Demi Lovato! Jessie J! Zedd!) and an admission from star Jamie Campbell Bower that sequel "City of Ashes" will begin filming in September. Add to the list a new trailer from Yahoo!, and we couldn't ask for much more. (Except an early screening, of course. Get at us, Sony!)
Now, we've reached the point in the promotion cycle where there's not much fresh footage left to reveal without giving away, you know, the entire movie. That being said, this trailer does serve up a few tasty morsels worth chewing on.
For one, we've loving this close-up (above) of Clary (Lily Collins) sketching a shirtless Jace—runes included. Our heroine may not be a physical match for the Shadowhunters just yet, but if you've read the Cassandra Clare novel upon which the film is based, you know she has other skills that will serve the demon destroyers well.
There's also a neat sepia-toned photo of Clary's mom, Jocelyn (Lena Headey)—a former Shadowhunter—alongside the two most integral men in her life: husband Valentine (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and best friend Luke (Aidan Turner). Clary knows nothing of her mom's ties with the ancient race, as Jocelyn hid her past to protect her young daughter. But secrets have a way of coming out, don't they?
And, because we're such enthusiastic Simon (Robert Sheehan) supporters, we have to point out the moment at the :20 second mark where the boy next door brings Clary a cup of coffee. Because, awwwwwwww.
Check out the full trailer below!
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