Remember Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief? It was the movie about the kid who turns out to be a demigod, and has to do some Hero’s Journey stuff. No? Me neither. However, in spite of that cognitive gap, the powers that be have dictated that a sequel shall be made, thus cementing this franchise as the most ardent pretender to the youth-oriented-fantasy throne, recently abdicated by Harry Potter.
Casting should be just about done here, but there’s still a little more. Thus, we have news coming out of Variety that tells us that Leven Rambin has been cast along side Logan Lerman to lead the cast of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters. Lerman (3:10 to Yuma, The Three Musketeers) is returning to the lead role of Percy Jackson. Rambin, meanwhile, fresh off of her turn as the tribute Glimmer in The Hunger Games, is playing Clarisse, the daughter of god of war Ares. Clarisse is described as “skilled at battle and a perfectionist” which should prove a nice dramatic foil.
This newest installment will be directed by Thor Freudenthal, previously of Diary of a Whimpy Kid. At current Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters is in pre-production, and is slated for release March 26th, 2013.
So are you excited to return to the world of The Olympians or are you planning on giving this one a pass?
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Genre film fans are likely familiar with writer Alex Garland‘s output over the last decade and a half. He made his name with a splash when his novel was adapted into the backpacking adventure thriller The Beach in 2000 and struck again with screenplay for 28 Days Later which some credit as the fire that helped reignite […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support […]
Latest posts from The Film Stage