‘Percy Jackson’ Sequel ‘The Sea of Monsters’ In The Works

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was a moderate success for Fox 2000, making about $226 million worldwide on a $95 million budget (though most of that money came from overseas). The film was always intended to kick off a tentpole franchise for Fox 2000, so it’s not really surprising to hear that the studio is adapting the second book in author Rick Riordan’s five-volume series into a movie.

The LA Times’ 24 Frames has an insider claiming that Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters is going into “active development,” and could even start shooting as soon as this summer.

In the first film, young Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) discovered he was a demigod, spawned from the union of Poseidon and a human woman. When he was framed for stealing Zeus’ thunderbolt, Percy and his friends went on a quest to find the stolen weapon and eventually discovered and defeated the real thief, saving the world from a war between the gods.

In Riordan’s second book, Percy must save “Camp Half-Blood” the safe haven where demigods are protected from evil by magic barriers. Someone has poisoned the barriers, so it’s up to Percy and Co. to venture into “The Sea of Monsters” to find the mythical Golden Fleece to save the camp.

The primary cast is expected to return for this next installment, and that list would presumably include Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Katherine Keener and Kevin McKidd. Writing duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are handling the script; the pair have a diverse resume, including films like 1408, Agent Cody Banks, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Ed Wood and Problem Child 1 & 2. Take that how you will.

Director Chris Columbus (who also did the first two Harry Potter films), is not expected to return to direct Sea of Monsters, but will reportedly produce the pic alongside Breaking Dawn producer, Karen Rosenfelt. Take that how you will.

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Jackson, Lerman and Daddario in 'The Lightning Thief'

The first Percy Jackson was entertaining enough – especially for the young adult crowd. The lead actors in particular (Lerman, Jackson and Daddario) had good chemistry and the story is a fun little twist on Greek Mythology. It’s not as immersive or epic as Harry Potter , but it was certainly more entertaining than the Narnia movies (for me at least). I’m not mad at them for making another one – plus, the whole “Sea of Monsters” thing could be cool on the big screen (in 3D, no doubt).

We’ll update you about Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters when an official announcement is made.

Source: 24 Frames

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  1. I certainly, enjoyed the first film. More than Narnia’s first? -No, but enjoyed enough to be on the opening day for the sequel. I like the idea to bring a new director to helm the new film. Smart move.

  2. Hmmmm…. The first was OK at best, Ill give it a try.

    • LOL. I remember you saying that Percy Jackson sucked Ricky, and you telling me NOT to see it. You seem to flip flop more than Obama here….

      • Things change after a second viewing no? ;)

        • Flip Flopper ;)

          • lol

  3. I had a hard time whit the movie plot (I didn’t read the book), but to me the fact that Zeus god of the god, can’t even get is lightning by himself was pretty lame. Add to that the fact than he can’t event figure out is being play, was for me a big downer. I hope the sequel story make more sense. But I agree that the cast was pretty good on screen.

  4. I loved the first one, I can’t wait for the second. Now if they can just get the other two Golden Compass movies made I’d be happy!

    • They butchered the first “His Dark Materials” film too badly.

      Someone will need to do a more faithful approach as a cable miniseries in order for it to do well and get the full story told. But if they did a more faithful adaptation, you can be sure there will be religious organisations protesting the plot again.

      A “war against god” plot line can sell a few hundred thousand books per title while flying under the general public’s radar. Once it is turned into a major motion picture, suits will become queasy about the content and look to make it more acceptable to general audiences, which then alienate fans and destroy the artistic aims of the source material.

      • I enjoyed both the film and the novels.

      • If you like His Dark Materials, pop by http://www.BridgeToTheStars.net, we’d love to hear your opinion on the film adaptation, and what you think could have been done better.

  5. It looked like they were not going to make another one,so this is a nice surprise.
    and yeah i lked this better then the first two Narnia films.
    I didnt see the third .

  6. I read all the books and really enjoyed them for sure was not meant for my age group but f it i read them anyways lol the first movie was good and like the previous comment i thought the franchise was dead but im really happy to hear were getting Sea of Monsters.

    • ikr i read the whole series in a week it was cool and the 2nd movie is certainly a surprise!! im soo happy

  7. I got the First Chapter on DVD Boy, Its brilliant to watch. First I went to see this movie in theatres. This movie is filled with Greek-Mythical Fastasy

  8. I’ve read the series and it is epic. after the Harry Potter and Inheritance (read Eragon) series Percy Jackson has been the only awesome one.
    Plus the amalgamation of modern Earth with all these Greek elements is superb.

    And yes Zeus was a douchebag who could not get back his lightning bolt or realize he is getting played. But that’s just how Greek Gods were – all too human in nature.

    They did the change the plot but I guess that is to be expected. I’m sure looking forward to the second chapter. Some cool sequences to be seen ahead.

  9. I liked the first movie. It was as stated here a fresh take on the Greek mythology. I’ll be there for the sequel.

  10. I agree the first movie may not have had the scale of the Potter films, but it was funnier and just as good of action IMO. I’d be cool with seeing the sequel.

  11. My daughter will be thrilled. Although, now I’ll have to take some grief from her. I’ve been telling her for a year that they won’t be making another because it didn’t make enough money.

  12. Loved all the books and the first movie was just OK. My kids felt the same but we’ll most likely go see it when it hits theaters.

  13. The trailer of the first one was an insult to anyone’s intelligence. Didn’t bother with that one nor will I be with this one.

  14. Logan Lerman….would be a good Robin if a teen titans movie comes out….the first movie was great.

  15. The first movie sucked ass compared to the book. The girl whp played Annabeth cannot act. They left out a principal character from the book who will be needed for the Sea of Monsters. The music and Brandon Jackson added to the horror. Too bad too. The books seem easy to adapt. Do you really need development for greek gods?

  16. This movie was terrible, I would never see another…okay maybe.

    • That movie was great what r u talking about!!

  17. I’ve read all 5 books… and in comparison… the first movie was terrible. I hated the fact that the cast was older than how they should be, I hated how they changed the script… and how they lifted from the book. I surely hope they recast for this movie… or even re-do the first one… then move on from there. Very unhappy with this news.

    • I know right I loved the books and the movie was nothing like the first book. The movie was ok but the book was so much better. They had very little alike. I saw the first one and thought that they needed to make a new one. I still want to see the new movie even though i didnt like the first movie.

  18. I read the series and really loved it…I am surprised and glad that they are doing the second.

  19. i really liked the books and how they made the characters older in the movie but it could have been alot better. still, i can’t wait for the next one.

  20. They need to atleast fix how Annabeth looks, she seems way hotter in the book.. And she was blone…

    • blonde*

      • IKR. whenever i read the book, i picture annabeth as annasophia robb except she has gray eyes. she would make such an awesome annabeth. and i can never picture logan as percy…. always picture myself as percy lol.

  21. i just hope the second movie is closer to the book. a lot of things were changed in the first movie.

    • Don’t get your hopes up. The first film was clearly marketed (and credited within the film) as an adaptation of the book. Meaning they could change things about the story to be more fitting for the big screen. Personally, I just find it easier to view films and books as completely separate things and enjoy each one for what it is. Life is much easier and more entertaining that way. :)

    • it’s because rick riodan wanted nothing 2 do with the films – he said that the movie was going to be made by proffesionals, so he let them do what they wanted, as long as it was vagely the same… but i agree – percy being dragged, almost to tarturus, would’ve added more entertainment for me…

    • i know me to cuz i was really mad that they changed a lot of things in the first movie

    • I agree it really sucked I left 30 minuets into the movie because it was completely wrong. I think the movie wasnt really good. The guy dosnt even look like a 12 year old and the plot is wrong how in the world are they supposed to make a seqal if I dosent go by the book? Dosent luke die In the first movie? Who would poison the camp if he did?

  22. this needs to go straight to DVD please!

  23. My wife is a librarian I I picked up the books to read one day because they were lying around the house. They are fun little reads. They are a lot shorter and simpler than Harry Potter, but fun. I liked the movie. If I had read the books first I might have had a different opinion but I saw the movie first. The movie was definitely an interpretation of the book because only 50-60% followed the book but I think it captured the essence of the book. I’m interested in seeing the Sea of Monsters and what they do with it. It was actually the worst of the 5 books so I expect they are going to had to change some things to work as a movie.

  24. I loved the movie and the books but you need to stay on trck with the books. I have done some reasearch and it looks like most people would agree that the movie would have been better if you would just stick to the books. Also make a mystery at the end when thailia comes back so people will want to see the next one. you will make more money that way!!!! GOIOD LUCK!

  25. I liked the first one it was fun.i hope chris columbus return to do the second one also

  26. i hated the first movie for these reasons
    1) Percy only went to camp half blood for one day.
    2) Where’s Kronos?
    3) Where’s Ares?
    4) Where’s all those demigod dreams?
    5) Why was Annabeth Annabeth/Clarisse?
    6) Why was Percy (though Logan Lerman is easy on the eyes) significantly older than himself?
    7)at the beginning (this sounds obsessive. it’s not) Posiedon, threatens Zeus by saying ‘If you kill him you will have the fight of your life’ Well..why would he say that? Zeus is immortal?
    8) The joke about high-school-without-the-musical was so lame.
    9) Why is the hydra there?
    10) Where the hell did the Parthenon come from? I mean, i know it’s greek and i know there is a copy of it in Nashville but why was that relevent?
    11) why the hell did they have to find pearls? What?
    12) It was just trying so hard not to be Harry Potter.

    Anyone agree? Feel free to tell me about it in an email to: Fiona4president@Rocketmail.com

    • I didn’t hate the movie but, I do agree with most of what you said.
      1) Should have been the very first scene of the movie. The major part of the book was that Percy didn’t who his father was.
      1-a) They also killed the build up to the war.
      2) Camp Half Blood didn’t look very epic to me.
      2-a) They didn’t show the tree
      2-b)No pit for training.
      3)Wasn’t Luke in the first book?

      !0) The switch from The Arc to the Parthenon made more sense for me because it is molded after the real one.
      11) In the book they were given the pearls. Hint…Hades.

    • 1st of all what the hell are you talking about with the logan lerman is to older then the book this is a kids story if you didnt like it then back off because this is a childrens movie not an adult movie but neccesserley adults prob didnt enjoy it as much as the kids did
      2nd of all
      its ok if they change some part of the movie they want to make it more intresting and they are on a time limit for the movie it has to be a certain time.
      I UNDERSTAND its yur opinion but no need to trry to make them change or an idea for them to change some of the characters of the movie but guess what its too late now they are keeping logan lerman he is a fantastic actor hes cute he fits percy jackson very well so am pretty shure they arent gonna change the characters
      example: twilight series they keep the characters besides victoria bc she wasnt important but they didnt change the main character bc ppl would stop watching it
      thank you
      if u have any questions send to my email redheadxoxo8@aim.com

      • LLF if you talking to me, I never said I had an issues with the cast….Plus, I am an adult that has read all 5 books so far and has enjoyed each one of them. Now that I think about the book would have been served if they either made the movie longer,split into 2 parts, or just made a TV show out of it.

      • i think you misunderstood what they were saying. They were def. not putting down Logan, all they’re saying is that in the first book, Percy is in sixth grade- not high school.

    • Yeah, i too observed those things since i’ve read the book before the film hit the big screen. maybe they made some alterations to what was really inscribed in that book but I’m pretty sure movies like that (to exempt true-to-life stories) should be given consideration because compatibility matters. most of the films do have changes…necessary changes. the director really, at the end, knows what’s best for the film.

    • I am seriously in love with you right now, There is no way they can make a sequel that makes since without twisting the whole plot around again.

      It would have been more interesting and creative if they got scenes like the one with ares and Clarrise.

    • I totally agree with you and I would prefer it if it was nearly like the book

  27. I don’t like the cast particularly, and since when did Annabeth have brown hair ? that’s one of MANY things they should have stuck to, as the story pretty much revolves around the fact there are family resembelances, and Annabeth doesn’t particularly fight, she plots.
    REcast and REdo is definately needed. they missed a lot of important details out, so the next film won’t make much sense.

  28. I would absolutly love the second movie to begin… anyone know any details as to when that will be happening.. its been just about a year now since the first movie was produced…

    • it’s set for 2012 and could begin filming as so as this summer

  29. I’m so excited for this movie. i love love love!!!!!!! the books. and for me, it doesnt really matter if they stay true to the books because it’s how the director and people portray something that i love. it will be interesting to see the finished product. :)

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