Lily Collins stars as Clary Fray in the highly anticipated 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' film adaptation, set to come out on August 23rd of this year. During a recent set visit from MTV, Collins revealed that she absolutely loved working on the film, saying, "I love the stories. I love Clary because she's this heroine who's this normal girl, who finds out she has these powers. The emotion is there. It's not just a CGI world. It's not just a translation of a book. It's more emotionally, character-based than just aesthetically beautiful."
She also sounds enthused about the possibility of doing the sequels, saying, "I love Clary. I love this series. I'm so ready. I'm so ready to be a Shadowhunter a little more since I've only gotten a taste of it in this film."
Collins got high praise from her cast members, Robert Sheehan and Jamie Campbell Bower. Sheehan called her an 'absolute star' and a 'consummate professional', whereas Bower says that he sometimes forgot his lines because she was so powerful.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is one of many books-to-film adaptations that's trying to replicate the success of Twilight and the Hunger Games. Beautiful Creatures failed in trying to capture the hype, and the Host looks to be a marginal success, but no one has managed to yet re-create the craze surrounding those films. This franchise hopes to become the first, and if it succeeds, there likely will be several sequels. The book series currently contains 6 novels, 5 of which are currently published. Usually, actors sign on to a trilogy, but we don't really know the details of the actors' deals at this point. We'll find out more details closer to the release date, so stay tuned for continuing updates on the film.