"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" movie quotes bring the first book in "The Mortal Instruments" series by Cassandra Clare to the big screen in a fantasy-adventure film. Using a screenplay adapted by Jessica Postigo Paquette, "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" was directed by Harald Zwart and released in the United States on August 21, 2013.
In "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," Clary Fray (Lily Collins) is a seemingly ordinary teenage girl living in New York. Clary begins to question her surroundings and herself when she realizes that she can see things, people especially, that no one else can. Eventually, Clary confronts one of these people, Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower), to try to get more insight on what is going on only to learn way more than she imagined.
Jace and others, including Madame Dorothea (C. C. H. Pounder) and Hodge Starkweather (Jared Harris), explain to her that she and her mother, Jocelyn (Lena Headey), are not human, but rather shadowhunters, angel-human hybrids part of a secret world complete with mystical monsters and creatures. With little time to process this news, Clary is forced to embrace her true form quickly to help rescue her mother and the Mortal Cup, both of which were taken by enemy Valentine Morgenstern (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) before both are taken over by evil."The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" hits theaters just in time to join other summer 2013 hits like "Paranoia," "Kick-Ass 2," "We're the Millers, "Elysium," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," "2 Guns," "Blue Jasmine," "The Wolverine," "The To Do List," "Only God Forgives," "Girl Most Likely," "Red 2," "R.I.P.D.," "Pacific Rim," "Grown Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger," "Despicable Me 2," "The Heat," "White House Down," "World War Z," "Man of Steel," "This Is the End," and "Olympus Has Fallen."