The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Gets its First Trailer

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Be prepared for years of young adult epic fantasy action novel adaptations ahead. With the Twilight Saga coming to an end tonight at midnight for the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, numerous other like-minded films are popping up to fill the void.

There's the adaptation of Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer's other book The Host, then there's Beautiful Creatures. Now the latest in the genre to hit the scene is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Check out the trailer below:

Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) stars as Fray, a seemingly normal girl who gets involved with a group of half-human/half-angels called the Shadowhunters in order to find her kidnapped mother. Along the way, Fray learns that she too possess the powers of the Shadowhunters.

Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kevin Durand (Resident Evil: Retribution), Jared Harris, and Jamie Campbell Bower also star.

Harald Zwart directs the film, which is adapted from the first book in the series by Cassandra Clare. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will hit theaters August 23, 2013. Also check out the poster for the film below:

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Poster

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