Kevin Durand & More Join Adaptation of 'Mortal Instruments' Books
After snagging a supporting role in Devil's Knot, "Lost" and Real Steel actor Kevin Durand is already lining up his next project. According to Variety, Durand and the hulking Robert Maillet (who played the Minotaur in Immortals and the giant in 300) have joined the cast of Mortal Instruments, a supernatural thriller directed by the Karate Kid remake helmer Harold Zwart. In the movie, based on the first book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, they'll play the awesomely-named Pangborn and Blackwell, a duo of villains who give star Lily Collins (Snow White from Mirror Mirror) trouble during her adventures.
Collins plays New York City teenager Clary Fray, who discovers she's a descendant of half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters. When her mother disappears, she's taken down into a bizarre alternate New York called Downworld where she has to battle demons, werewolves, warlocks, vampires, and more alongside her new family of soldiers. After a disappointing Mirror Mirror earlier this year, we're hoping for better things for Collins, and this certainly sounds like a project that will get her some love from the Twilight demographic. Perhaps that will bolster her career into bigger and better places, and working opposite a keen actor like Durand should only improve her abilities as she moves forward in Hollywood. Thoughts?