The Percy Jackson franchise continues to roll along, always striving for that elusive, Harry Potter-esque, box office glory. Personally, I thought the first flick, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief was pretty good. I’m not saying it was spectacular, but it was entertaining. This trailer for its sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – glad they dropped The Olympians bit – looks to be much of the same, a good popcorn flick for those who like teenage heroes and Greek gods.
The CGI effects look good, especially that pretty sea horse thingy, and hey, what do you know, Nathan Fillion is in this movie for some reason. That adds some bonus points right there!
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters releases this August 16th, interested?
Source: Coming Soon
There’s new production stills from director Thor Freudenthal‘s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on the Internet. There’s not been a lot of news about the sequel lately, eight out of ten people would most likely be surprised that a sequel was even being made. The trilogy was already planned though before the first movie even started production.
We should see the first trailer some time next week, it’s scheduled to run before screenings of The Host. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the continuing story stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Sean Bean, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Robert Maillet and Zoe Aggeliki.
This time around we find Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continuing his “epic journey to fulfill his destiny,” and simply stay alive, as he teams up with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, the only thing that has the power to save the heroes home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood.
I’ll be checking it out if only to see Sean Bean (Zeus) in a role in which he cannot die at the end and Nathan Fillion as Hermes.
You can check out some of the action in the production stills below:
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters hits theater screens on August 16th.
Now I can say that Nathan Fillion is a greek god without the embarrassing silence that usually follows. The star of ABC’s Castle has accepted the role of Greek deity Hermes in Fox 2000’s sequel Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, based on the second book in Rick Riordan‘s best-selling young-adult book series.
In the Percy Jackson series, Hermes is the father of Percy’s arch enemy Luke, who is played in the films by Jake Abel.
Thor Freudenthal is directing The Olympians, with a release date of 2013 in theaters. Logan Lerman is returning in the starring role of demigod Percy, while Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson also are returning to reprise their roles. The first title in the franchise, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, grossed $226.5 million at the worldwide box office in 2010. Dylan Neal played the role of Hermes in Lightning Thief.
What do you NerdBastards think about this casting decision?