Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trailer lacks teen angst
I must admit I started watching the trailer for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones expecting some more Twilight based teen-angst but there seems to be a lack of that in this trailer, and hopefully the film itself, this looks tougher and darker and not concentrating on a story of love between two people that shouldn't be explored.
Oh...actually it does look like it is come to mention it, but to be fair there's not a lot of it and it does look rather thrilling.
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jared Harris, Kevin Durand and Kevin Zegers, names that don't suggest the same scale as some of the other teenage fantasy that is making its way to film just now but does show good quality none the less.
Then there's the trailer which comes through Deadline and looks pretty strong, preferring not to concentrate on the love story side and more on the actual plot. Less angst, more film. Here's one of the blurbs of the story to give you more of an idea:
Beyond the facade of New York City native artist Clary Fray stumbles upon the Nephilim, an ancient race and descendants of the Angel Raziel who hunt demons and play supernatural police to maintain an uneasy peace with the Downworlders. Clary's encounter with the aloof Jace Wayland and his adopted family triggers events that will lead her deep into a world that she knows nothing about, where the truth of her seemingly simple life will unravel into a tale of deception, love and murder that threatens to overwhelm everything and everyone she holds dear.
Now here's the trailer for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the first in a series of films should this first one do well:
Will it do well?