Screenwriter Marc Guggenheim talks with Spinoff Online about Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, saying the second film in the series works to tell a standalone adventure that defies Harry Potter comparisons.
Despite a few terrific scenes and characters, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters may grate on adults in the audience while thrilling kids with well-worn tropes they may be encountering for the first time.
Nathan Fillion will join Logan Lerman in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, slipping into the winged sandals of the Greek god Hermes in the sequel to 2010’s Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
Bruce Willis will return as John McClane on Valentine’s Day 2013 in A Good Day to Die Hard, while Logan Lerman will go in search of the Golden Fleece the next month in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid director Thor Freudenthal will direct Fox’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, with star Logan Lerman (naturally) returning in the lead role.
The studio has begun development on a follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, with star Logan Lerman and most of the lead actors reprising their roles. Shooting could begin as early as this summer.
The controversial copyright attorney representing the heirs of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in their fight with Warner Bros. has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two authors who claim the Percy Jackson novels and movie rip off two of their books.