Zwart Set To Helm “Mortal Instruments”

Constantin Film and Unique Features are still moving forward with their film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling book series “The Mortal Instruments” despite Sony Pictures and director Scott Stewart (“Legion”) departing the project last month.

Now they’ve set Harald Zwart (“The Karate Kid”) to direct and confirmed actress Lily Collins (“Mirror Mirror”) is still attached to star in the project which will be based on the first book “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”.

Set in contemporary New York City, the story follows a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons.

She soon join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.

Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King adapted the script while Robert Kulzer, Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne are producing. Shooting aims to begin August 15th in Toronto.