We let you know about a director earlier this year — and now we have a release date for Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters!
According to THR, the sequel to the 2010 film will open on March 26, 2013, the Wednesday before Easter Sunday.
â€œPercy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monstersâ€ by Rick Riordan follows Percy (Logan Lerman) 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 JJJ Book Club knows there are a ton of fans of the “Percy Jackson an the Olympians” book series — which is why we’re teasing you with a possible return in book number two of “The Heroes of Olympus” — “The Son of Neptune.”
In the first book, “The Lost Hero,” we met three new demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo who made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a blood-chilling quest:
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
Who are the other four mentioned in the prophecy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea. . .
Check out the teaser video where author Rick Riordan teases of our favorite hero’s return:
Tiffany Espensen has way more energy than we ever could have expected — especially when it comes to talking about her favorite books.
Check out what the 12-year-old Bucket & Skinner’s starlet loves to read:
What is your favorite book and why?
My favorite book would have to be “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.” I read it because when I went and saw the movie I loved it! I then started becoming interested in Greek Mythology! Now I read all of the books written by Rick Riordan. When I’m waiting for a new book to come out, I will read my friends favorite books and they read mine.
Why should everyone read it?
Everyone should read this series because Percy Jackson is about Greek Mythology. Greek Mythology is referred to in history many times and it can be fascinating to learn about these interesting myths people once believed in! It’s full of action and the characters are very interesting.
What’s the first book you remember reading?
The first book I remember reading is “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved that book when I was 8 and read a lot of her kid books!
Do you judge the book by its cover?
I really don’t like reading scary books so if the cover has a scary image I probably won’t read it! But usually I never judge a book by its cover! I will at least read the first chapter to see if I’m interested or not.
How do you feel about all the books being made into movies?
I love it when I see a movie that is made from a book. If you really like the book it’s great to see it come to life on the big screen. If you haven’t read the book yet it’s great because the book always give you more to the story! For me the book is always better than the movie ;)
Stay tuned to find out what’s next for Percy Jackson…the JJJ Book Club has insider info!
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?
Logan Lerman has a ton of upcoming projects that JJJ is excited to see — The Three Musketeers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower — but what about Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters?
Looks like the 19-year-old actor is curious about that himself. Logan shared with Collider at WonderCon 2011, “I’ve been hearing about that all around today. I haven’t heard anything about it from the studio or from anyone who’s involved in it creatively. It’s all news to me, but I’m curious. I’m really curious.”
Logan also got a chance to chat with MTV about meeting Emma Watson for Perks. “It’s a book that we’ve all known, Emma and I, some other people, it’s really affected us since it came out. I read it years ago. It’s an honor to be in that film and to be able to portray Charlie.”
Get excited Percy Jackson fans — The Sea of Monsters is coming!
The L.A. Times (via MTV) is reporting that Fox 2000 is in the early development stages for the follow-up flick to Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
In the second book, Percy (Logan Lerman) and his group of friends as they head to the titular sea to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to free Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) who has been captured on the island of Polyphemus.
Stars Logan, Brandon, Alexandra Daddario and Jake Abel are signed on for three movies in the series. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are penning the second script with Chris Columbus and Karen Rosenfelt producing.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is finally out on DVD and Blu-ray!!!
JJJ had the pleasure of chatting with star Alexandra Daddario last week and we got to chatting about the thrill of playing Annabeth Chase.
The 23-year-old actress shared with JJJ, “There really isn’t a lot of opportunity to play a tough, kick-butt character. These huge, amazing fantasy films like Percy Jackson…it’s just an incredible, rare opportunity. I’m very lucky to have been a part of it. I got to have four to five sword fights where I beat up a bunch of boys…that’s a very cool thing to do. I think that’s a sign of her strength and she’s very tough.”
Alexandra continued, “That was one of the main things I loved about her. Combining that strength with intelligence and not letting any kind of social stigma hold her back. She was who she was and it was great. It was empowering. I was even shocked with myself when I pulled it off.”