Second trailer for CITY OF BONES

Both Beautiful Creatures and The Host were declared DOA in theaters, so Hollywood is looking to the summer movies for a YA blockbuster to rival Hunger Games. The release this week of the second trailer, below, for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones gives little hope to one observer.

Arriving in theaters on August 23, it is based on the first in a six-book series by Cassandra Clare.

Star Lily Collins assures fans in Entertainment Weekly that she cares as much about the books as they do. Simon and Schuster is releasing tie-ins in hardcover, trade paperback and audio on July 9.

Meanwhile, another YA dystopian novel, Divergent, based on the critical hit and best seller by Veronica Roth, is scheduled to begin production in Chicago this week, with a planned released date of March next year.

E! Online, presents a “Meet the Cast” slideshow, with breathless commentary; it seems they consider everyone a perfect fit.

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