Now that The Twilight Saga has run its course, there are a handful of new movie franchises battling it out to try and capture the same young adult audience. The Hunger Games has already thrown down the gauntlet with a pretty massive debut earlier this year, but there is also Stephenie Meyer’s The Host, Divergent starring Shailene Woodley, and now this movie: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. This particular movie stars Lily Collins as Clary Fray, a teenage girl who finds out that her mother was actually a demon hunter and that she was being sheltered from this secret world. She must learn to embrace her newfound powers and save her mother from the forces of evil.
Yeah, the premise sounds more than a little familiar, but I’m guessing that’s part of the draw. Jared Harris (Mad Men) also co-stars along with Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Kevin Durand, and it is directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid, Agent Cody Banks). What do you think, does this have what it takes to be the next Twilight or Harry Potter? The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits theatres on Aug. 23rd; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.