mortal-instrumentsAtli Örvarsson has taken over scoring duties on the fantasy adventure The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The film is directed by Harald Zwart and stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aidan Turner, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Durand and Jared Harris. The movie is based on the first book of the bestselling Young Adult book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and follows a teen who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. Jessica Postigo has adapted the material for the screen. Don Carmody (Silent Hill, Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Robert Kulzer (The Three Musketeers) are producing the Constantin Film and Unique Features production. Örvarsson previously scored Zwart’s The Karate Kid before James Horner was hired to compose a new score. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is set to be released on August 23, 2013 by Sony’s Screen Gems. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website. (via

Örvarsson has also recently recorded his score for the Czech film Colette directed by Milan Cieslar. The romantic war movie is based on the book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize nominated Czech writer Arnost Lustig who also co-wrote the script and was shot in English in anticipation of an international release. As previously reported, the composer whose previous credits include Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Vantage Point and The Eagle has also scored the thriller A Single Shot starring Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo and William H. Macy. The movie is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month. Örvarsson is also currently scoring the final episodes of the first season of NBC’s Chicago Fire.

  1. Johosephat says:

    Who’d he take it over from?

    • David says:

      Gabriel Yared. Anyway, no big loss. He’s better than this.