Percy Jackson Readying Sequel The Sea of Monsters

You can’t keep a lightning thief down. Despite a rather long-winded title (“Percy Jackson & The Olympians:
The Lightning Thief”), ol Percy and his mythical buddies may be back for a sequel — and as early as this Summer, too.

The LATimes reports that a sequel to the Fox movie is already in the works, with the second film adapting “The Sea of Monster”, the second installment in author Rick Riordan’s five-book “Percy Jackson” young adult series. Screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have already been hired to crank out an adaptation.

Logan Lerman is expected back as hero Percy Jackson, a mortal boy who discovers that he is in fact the son of the Greek God Poseidon, and that Greek God hijinks are still going on in the world today. Not coming back is director Chris Columbus, who will only produce this time around. In the sequel, Percy Jackson and his friends head to the titular sea to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to free a captured Grover.

Made for around $95 million, the first movie earned $88 million in the States, but made most of its profits from overseas markets. The film totaled $226 million worldwide, including $35 million in DVD sales.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Dammit man I just sent this to you! LOL. But seriously I’m happy to hear this as I enjoyed the first movie. It was much like Harry potter, but with greek mythology and a contemporary real world setting. The Potter film mostly take place at Hogwarts and the surrounding areas until the last films. I really liked Brandon T. Jackson as Grover, he actually made the movie for me.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    And after seeing Andrew Garfield in “Social Network,” I just don’t see him as Peter Parker, but I still see Logan Lerman in the part better.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    first one sucked but hey what else is there to do but watch movies

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    first one sucked but hey what else is there to do but watch movies