Watch the Trailer for ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’

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We told you via social media that we went to the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones last month (P.S. OMG!). But until the day comes where we can reveal all the juicy details, there's plenty to hold you over… Not too long ago, MTV gave a behind-the-scenes look at the set of the first film in the franchise. Now, MTV is debuting the first-ever — wait for it — trailer! Catch a glimpse of Lily CollinsJamie Campbell Bower, Robert SheehanKevin Zegers and more in all their Shadowhunter (half-angel/half-human) and/or Mundane (like Harry Potter Muggles) glory.

Then, feast your eyes on the poster. Does it give away much? Not really. But give 'em a break — they just wrapped filming last week! And, at any rate, it tells you that it takes place in New York City (like every other flick) and will hit theaters on August 21, 2013. So. Far. Away.

And if all of that wasn't enough, Entertainment Weekly just revealed the first still from the film. Author Cassandra Clare explains,“Clary has the ability to both create new symbols and make runes that are stronger than other people’s. In this scene, she is fending off an enemy with the first rune that she’s ever drawn on herself at the amazement of the other Shadowhunters. It was very reassuring to come on set and see everything covered in runes and replicated down to the last detail. The movie was definitely made by people who love the books and wanted to do right by them.” For more of the writer's commentary, visit

First Look! BTS of The Mortal Instruments