'Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' New Trailer: Lily Collins Learns About 'Shadowhunters' In Latest Movie Teaser (VIDEO)

Though we remain skeptical of anyone saying that Lily Collins is about to become "the next Jennifer Lawrence," we will say this: The new trailer for "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" is actually pretty awesome.

Lily Collins carries the movie as Clary Fray, a teen who discovers she is half-angel and can see between two worlds. This makes her part of a special group of warriors called "Shadowhunters," who protect the human world from demons. The new trailer, above, shows a darker side to the film than the first trailer, as well as the faces of a few new characters (oh hey, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers).

If the teasers are any indication, the film does seem like it will fall closer to "Hunger Games" than "Twilight" on the YA book-to-movie-adaptation scale (Collins even wields a crossbow at one point). And if you need another reason to get behind it, the author of the book series also has some pretty cool things to say about the importance of diversity when casting the film.

That said, let's take a moment to remember "Beautiful Creatures," a similarly popular YA adaptation that came out in February. To the surprise of many, particularly considering its "Twilight"-esque themes and supposedly rabid teenage fan-base, it failed to impress at the box office.

Will "Mortal Instruments" do better? Sound off in the comments or tweet your thoughts @HuffPostTeen!

The film drops on August 21.



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