'Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters' Gets A Director!

'Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters' Gets A Director!

As you could tell, Percy Jackson is a fave of JustJaredJr.com so we could not be more excited to hear this news — The Sea of Monsters just booked a director!

The L.A. Times reports that Thor Freudenthal, who directed Diary of a Wimpy Kid, will be the director for the second film in the franchise. Chris Columbus, who helmed the first film, will only be producing this time around.

And bonus, Logan Lerman is definitely, absolutely coming back as the title character.

“Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters” by Rick Riordan follows Percy as he and Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) head to the titular sea to find the mythical Golden Fleece, as well as to free Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) who has been captured there.

The film could be in theaters sometime in 2012. Anyone else as excited as we are?

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#1
Michelle @ 1:33 pm on 06/17/2011

Very excited!

#2
nic @ 1:34 pm on 06/17/2011

@Michelle: Me too!

#3
Wes @ 2:27 pm on 06/17/2011

Seriously can’t wait!! The first one was awesome and I hate that they took so long to start producing the second one.

#4
mafer @ 3:12 pm on 06/17/2011

OMG I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN EXCITED! Logan <3

#5
Louise @ 3:37 pm on 06/17/2011

Great News!..I was really hoping it would be done a little sooner but as long as the original principal cast returns,this will give me something to look forward to when Harry Potter finishe’s in July.

#6
Samantha @ 4:53 pm on 06/17/2011

I THOUGHT THEY’D NEVER MAKE THIS MOVIE AHHHHH I’M SO PSYCHED!

#7
Lyndz @ 5:39 pm on 06/17/2011

I am so psyched that they are making Sea of Monsters! I loved the first movie and am a huge fan of the novels! Plus, Logan Lerman rocked as Percy :) Love him!

#8
karla @ 8:35 pm on 06/17/2011

I’m so excited to see it!
I read the book already and it is great (:

#9
V @ 9:21 pm on 06/17/2011

I hope it stays similar to the book this time cause the last movie was completely different.

#10
Danni @ 11:17 pm on 06/17/2011

OMG I LOVE LOGAN. :)

#11
Stacey @ 11:45 pm on 06/17/2011

Beyond excited! :D Percy Jackson &
the Olympians is one of my most favorite
book series, the first movie was amazing,
I can’t wait to have another dose of Logan
Lerman in my life. It’s been too long.

#12
genevar @ 11:49 pm on 06/17/2011

They’d better make this on better than the lightning thief :))))))
They could stick to the book more !!!!

#13
namehere @ 1:28 am on 06/18/2011

Hopefully they’ll start filming soon for a 2012 release so we wouldn’t have to wait till 2013.

#14
jane @ 2:13 am on 06/18/2011

finally hope it gets the greenlight soon and best thing about this is Logan Lerman is back as Percy

#15
jane @ 2:13 am on 06/18/2011

finally and best thing about this is Logan Lerman is back as Percy !

#16
Allie @ 2:51 am on 06/18/2011

I am not excited! They did a horrible job on the first movie. They added unnecessary scenes and they left out a ton of things! So I doubt this movie will be any better. sorry for all you out there who enjoyed the first movie but I did not!

#17
lyn @ 2:52 am on 06/18/2011

I’am so excited to find out who will be Tyson! if Tyson will be around.. if not its a huge disappointment.. I can’t wait!

#18
burned man @ 3:49 am on 06/18/2011

i hope something spicy happens between the 2 in this movie in the previous 1 they didn’t even KISS

#19
mish @ 11:41 am on 06/18/2011

yes!!!!! finally!!!

#20
hey @ 2:39 pm on 06/18/2011

YESSS!!!!!

OMG I AM SOOO EXCITEDD!!!! THEY NEED TO MAKE THEM ALL!!

#21
jazlyn @ 3:54 pm on 06/18/2011

OMG!!!!!!! i love the percy jackson series and im soooo psyched i can’t wait!!!! LOGAN IS AN AWESOME PERCY I LOVE HIM!!!!!! they should make all of them. WOOO GOO PERCY JACKSON!!!!

#22
ploi @ 9:51 pm on 06/18/2011

phew, it was about time! i kinda liked the first one, but i really hope it sticks true to the book. the way the first book sets up the story, theres no room for sequels. luke is presumed dead, kronos doesn’t exist, neither does clarisse and no gods has any speaking roles. still excited to see it though.

#23
Anisha @ 12:46 am on 06/19/2011

YESSSSSSSS<333333 I LOVE LOGAN LERMAN AND THIS MOVIE IS GONNA BE AMAZING!!!!!!!!! :)

#24
kaye @ 1:39 am on 06/19/2011

I’m excited! But I wish they’d stick to the book this time because the first movie was really far from the book.

#25
Thechosenone @ 2:34 am on 06/19/2011

OMG!! been waiting for this ever since the lightning thief came out!! I’ve read all the books and it was so AWESOME!!! GO LOGAN!!! I LOVE YOU!! XD

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