Director Harald Zwart Talks THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs, the Sequel, and More

     August 19, 2013

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Harald Zwart has been working steadily in Hollywood for more than a decade, but when he enjoyed enormous commercial success in 2010 with his remake of The Karate Kid, he put that box office muscle behind a passion project. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is the first film in a proposed series of adaptations of Cassandra Clare’s novels, and he undertook the project in order to give his daughter a big-screen heroine she could look up to – in the process doing the same for millions of other young women around the world.

At the recent Los Angeles press day for City of Bones, Zwart talked with Collider about the inspiration for undertaking the series, working on releasing one film while already being in the process of preparing its sequel, and about a few of the surprises and easter eggs fans might get to see when it hits home video.

Harald Zwart:

  • Talks about making a film when everyone expects future installments
  • What does he think are the deeper themes being explored in the film
  • Talks about the Easter Eggs and what people can see on the Blu-ray?  Says they shot a lot of people’s back-story but it will now go into the second movie
  • Talks about some of the in camera effects in the film

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