Harald Zwart sat down with Østfold from NRK.no to talk about The Mortal Instruments. (Translated by google)
Harald Zwart starts off with talking about why he wanted to film The Mortal Instruments:We [Harald Zwart and his wife] decided to make a film in this genre because we believe it is important that young girls have good role models. We even have a daughter - and when we see the role models girls are presented, we thought it was appropriate to contribute a lead character who is strong and smart, and who finds her own power; it was the desire for our movie.
Harald Zwart then talks about the amazing cast, especially Lily Collins (who will be playing Clary Fray):She has the ability to look completely normal - well, almost geeky - if we wanted it. She shows tremendous charisma.She is a very talented actor. She has really gone in depth [in the movie], which is very inspiring.
About The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes:
The sequel, City of Ashes, will film in Toronto. [The movie is casted] with three-time Oscar nominee, Sigourney Weaver.It will be exciting to work with such an amazing actor, who is associated with the genre. Alien is in the Top 5 list, reveals Zwart, characterizing Shadowhunters like a cross between Harry Potter and The Exorcist.
We won't do anything too different. We create even more complex psychological drama, where we play even more with people's perceptions. The funny thing about science fiction is that it allows for strong measures.