Chris Columbus Catches the "Thief"

"Home Alone" director Chris Columbus has come onboard to helm Fox 2000's adaptation of Rick Riordan's fantasy book "The Lightning Thief."

Ending his hiatus in film directing, Chris Columbus has signed on to helm fantasy feature "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" for Fox 2000 while also going to serve as the movie's producer through his 1492 Pictures.

An adaptation of Rick Riordan's 2005 children book "The Lightning Thief", which is the first in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series, the picture revolves around a boy named Perseus "Percy" Jackson who finds out that he is the descendant of a Greek god then embarks on a quest to quell a battle between mythological deities.

Names to star have not yet been revealed, but it is learned that Greg Mooradian will produce alongside Karen Rosenfelt, who recently executive produced box-office hit "The Devil Wears Prada" which has grossed over $325 million worldwide.



    May 13, 2009

    every 1 of ur books rock for rick: you rock 0nn0

    Percy Jackson addict
    Jan 18, 2009

    I am addicted to this series! I can't wait! if Rick Reads this, you rock man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jan 02, 2009

    i need to be in that movie even though I'm not famous!I need to play as percy

    Oct 16, 2008

    ya i want to be in the movie too

    some1 :)
    Jul 02, 2008

    will they have auditions 4 people like percy & annabeth or will they just pick famous people?

    Jul 20, 2007

    i love the book

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