'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones': an action-packed trailer (+ video)

'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' is based on the first novel in writer Cassandra Clare's series.

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    A sixth book in the 'Mortal Instruments' series is due in March.
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The first trailer for the film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s book “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” shows many of the major characters from the book and the dangerous world they live in.

“Bones” follows Clary Fray, a teenage girl living in New York City who goes to a club called the Pandemonium one evening and glimpses a group of people killing someone in the middle of the crowded room. Only Clary is able to see the murderers, which include a boy named Jace, and she soon discovers that the group are all Shadowhunters, people who work to defeat evil supernatural creatures that normal people can’t see.

The series currently consists of five books, with a sixth due next March, and the movie adaptation of the first novel stars “Mirror Mirror” actress Lily Collins as Clary and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” actor Jamie Campbell-Bower as Jace.

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The trailer begins with Hodge Starkweather (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows” actor Jared Harris), Jace and the other Shadowhunters’ teacher, telling Clary about the supernatural world.

“Everything you’ve heard about monsters, about nightmares, legends whispered around campfires, all the stories are true,” Harris says.

The next scene shows Clary screaming as she sees Jace and others attacking someone in the Pandemonium Club. Her best friend, Simon (Robert Sheehan), asks her what’s going on, having seen nothing.

Jace tells Clary that she can see him because she’s not a “mundane,” someone from the human world with no powers.

“If I’m not human, then what am I?” she demands.

Quick glimpses show Jace fighting demons and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Valentine Morgenstern, a Shadowhunter who is also the series’ villain.

“She’s going to get us all killed,” Alec Lightwood (“Gossip Girl” actor Kevin Zegers) tells Jace of (presumably) Clary.

Other actors on board for the movie includes Lena Headey of “Game of Thrones” as Clary’s mother, Jocelyn, and actress Jemima West as Alec’s sister and fellow Shadowhunter Isabelle Lightwood.

Check out the full trailer for more.

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