Development on The Mortal Instruments is underway and the production has now cast one of its principle talents. Deadline reports that Jamie Campbell Bower, best known for his role as King Arthur on the Starz series “Camelot,” will play Jace Wayland opposite the already-announced Lily Collins.
Based on “City of Bones,” the first book in the bestselling series by Cassandra Clare, the film is set in contemporary New York City where 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.
The role of Jace, previously part of an open casting call is officially described by the production as follows:
Fighting, hunting, and killing demons are the things Jace is good at. Though the jagged scars and black runic Marks on his body are a badge of honor as far as he’s concerned, he keeps a lot to himself – until he meets Clary, a mundane girl who can see him, maybe better than he can see himself. The connection that binds them will force Jace to confront the black secrets of a past he never wanted to remember…
The film is set to arrive with a script from Jessica Postigo. Constantin Film’s head of Film & TV Martin Moszkowicz will executive produce and Robert Kulzer will produce the project via the Constantin Film banner along with producing partners Michael Lynne, Robert Shaye, and executive producer Dylan Sellers via their Unique Features banner.
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