Cassandra Clare

How was City of Bones made into a movie?

The film rights to The Mortal Instruments were optioned by Unique Features back in 2009. They then teamed with Constantin Films to produce and film the actual movie, with Sony Screen Gems distributing and Harald Zwart directing. The film was based on the first book of the Mortal Instruments and called The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

The movie started filming August 20, 2012, in Toronto and was released August 21, 2013. Up to date info can be found at