Priest, Legion Director on Mortal Instruments

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Leading lady cast as demon hunter descendant

Back in October, we told you Screen Gems had picked up the book rights to Cassandra Clare “Mortal Instruments” series.

Deadline is now reporting Scott Stewart, who gave us this year’s Legion and has Priest on the way, will direct and Lily Collins is set to star in the film, which is based on the Mortal entry “City of Bones.”

In “City of Bones,” set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. When Clary’s mother disappears, she must join a daring group of young Shadowhunters on an adventure, which leads her through a city filled with mischievous fairies, eccentric warlocks, werewolf gangs and other strange creatures.

So, this is the third film Stewart has been attached to at Screen Gems that has “franchise potential.” Legion didn’t exactly take off. The jury is still out on Priest. Perhaps Stewart will have a series on his hands with “City of Bones.”

Source: Deadline