'Percy Jackson' Sequel Is Planned and Could Be Filmed in Summer


Logan Lerman


Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are tapped to pen the script for 'The Sea of Monsters', but no director is on board for the project since it 'is still pretty much at the development phase.'

Fox 2000 Pictures is planning to make another "Percy Jackson" movie. Despite the lukewarm response gotten by the first installment "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief", the studio is reported putting the sequel in active development with plan to shoot it as early as summer.

A person who has been briefed on the project's status reveals that the next movie will be subtitled "The Sea of Monsters" which is derived from the second book in Rick Riordan's five-book series. Lead cast members, including Logan Lerman who takes the titular character, are expected to reprise their roles.

Moreover, the source tells Los Angeles Times' 24 Frames that Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who wrote "Ed Wood" and "Agent Cody Banks", have been hired and are currently writing the script for "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters". The source further notes that the project "is still pretty much at the development phase."

The follow-up to the 2010 fantasy movie has not gotten a director attached to it yet and Chris Columbus, who helmed the first film, is not expected to return. He, however, will be involved as a producer along with "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" producer Karen Rosenfelt, who also produced "Lightning Thief".

"Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" was debuted in the U.S. in February last year and pulled more than $220 million worldwide. It follows a high school student who finds out that he is the demigod son of the Greek god, Poseidon, and has to return Zeus' stolen lightning bolt to save his mother and prevent a war between the gods.

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  •  
    Theblackarrow
    May 29, 2011

    i agree with tracey and add this....they should remake eragon and follow the book this time,keep the actors/actresses,they did good

  •  
    Tracey
    Apr 23, 2011

    YES TO SEQUELS TO BOTH LIGHTENING THIEF AND MOST DEFINETELY I AM NUMBER FOUR!!!!! PLEASE!!!

  •  
    zpm1996
    Mar 02, 2011

    The first movie was decent but, i think you should still continue the movie series.

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