|Percy's got a sequel!|
With Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters distributor 20th Century Fox is hoping to keep the franchise going.
In this sequel to The Lightning Thief, "Percy Jackson [a boy who is the half-human son of the Greek God of the Sea, Posiedon] journeys to The Sea of Monsters to free captured friend and find the Golden Fleece" (Movie Insider).
Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Hotel for Dogs) replaces Chris Columbus as the director, while Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, and Brandon T. Jackson reprise their roles as Percy, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood. Jake Abel joins the cast as Luke, and Mary Birdsong and Yvette Nicole will be two of the three Fates. As far as I am aware, Sean Bean will not be reprising his role as Zeus.
Sea of Monsters is currently in the Pre-Production stage (casting actors, finalizing budgets and crew, location scouting, etc.) since June 10, 2011. The film will be shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, but I do not know when filming will begin. Currently there are no plans to shoot or convert the film to 3D, but that could change at any time.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters will be in theaters nationwide on March 15, 2013. No worldwide date has been set yet.
Do you think that Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters will be Good, Bad, or Ugly? Do you think that 20th Century Fox will be able to revive this fantasy franchise, or do you think they're just wasting their money?
- Edessa, signing off