Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has picked out Dec. 3 as the home entertainment release date for director Harald Zwart’s film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s first book in the “The Mortal Instruments” series (five thus far with a sixth announced for next year), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Planned are DVD and Blu-ray SKUs (both with UltraViolet).
With a box office haul of $31.7 million (the ARR is 102 days), it is unlikely that the studio will be able to launch a franchise series built around Clare’s teen-angst fantasy novels. No word on bonus goodies at this time, which has been the case with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announcements for their theatrical-to-home entertainment of late.
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Update: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that bonus features include the Ariana Grande music video "Almost is Never Enough," a pair of featurettes — "Bringing Them to Life" and "Descendants of the Cup" — and deleted scenes.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray SKU is the interactive feature "Interactive Lineage Tracker" and three additional production featurettes — "Deadly Attraction," "Entering the Shadow World" and "Into the Shadows: From Book to Screen."