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Fox Diving Into Percy Jackson Sequel With Sea Of Monsters

Fox has begun development on a sequel to Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, the 2010 fantasy-adventure that grossed more than $226 million worldwide.

According to 24 Frames, the follow-up will be based on The Sea of Monsters, the second book in Rick Riordan’s bestselling series of young-adult novels. Although Chris Columbus, who directed the first film, isn’t expected to return but he will produce along with Karen Rosenfelt. Most of lead actors, led by star Logan Lerman, are expected to reprise their roles. (Lerman signed a three-picture deal, but has said he’d like to make the entire series.)

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who penned Ed Wood and Agent Cody Banks, are writing the screenplay, which follows the demigod Percy — he’s a son of the Greek god Poseidon — and his friends as they rescue the satyr Grover and retrieve the Golden Fleece. Shooting could begin as early as this summer.


  • Summer

    Probably the only one who feels this way – – but whee!

  • Travis

    No way. After seeing Hall Pass I am so excited for the chick who was the female lead in the Percy Jackson movie to make her way back to that leather outfit she wore.

  • Ittousagi

    A bit disappointed to see this. The first PJ film threw out so many critical parts of the the PJ franchise (including the at-16-years-old prophecy and the ACTUAL series antagonist) that making the rest of the series into films with any loyalty to the books is unworkable. It’d be like making a season of 24 that covers a week — the fundamental concepts can’t mesh. Chris Colombus really botched that adaptation.