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.


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