Maybe I am late to the game with this, but I didn't see this coming. Chris Columbus is directing a fantasy adventure film by the named of 'Percy Jackson' for FOX 2000, and the cast of the Classic Greek Gods has been set.
Columbus and Craig Titley have adapted the screenplay from Rick Riordan's best-selling children's novel 'The Lightning Thief.' Which is the first of five novels about Percy Jackson and the Olympians -- the fifth, "The Last Olympian," is due in stores in May. The studio hopes this will all work out to be come the next big franchise.
Pierce Brosnan has been cast as Chiron
Uma Thurman cast as Medusa
Sean Bean will play Zeus
Kevin McKidd will take on Poseidon
Melina Kanakaredes will be Athena
The cast is great so far! Kevin Mckidd wont get to play Thor but it looks like he got his chance to play a god anyway. Very cool. Aries, hades, and Persephone have yet to be cast. Also cast as the lead teenagers in the story are Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson.
'The Lightning Thief' is the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, it is the story of twelve year old Percy Jackson, a boy with ADHD and Dyslexia. Percy has been going to many different schools, many of them boarding schools, due to the fact that he keeps getting kicked out. His entire life he has had no idea where his father is. But one day during a school field trip, Percy is approached by a mystical creature and defeats it with a sword named Riptide(disguised as a pen) given to him by a teacher. Later that day, Percy and his mom go on a trip to a beach when attacked by a storm. Percy's friend Grover from school suddenly appears saving Percy, but ultimately failing to save his mom. Grover exposes himself as a Satyr and that Percy has been taken to Camp Half Blood. Percy discovers that he is a demigod and during a Capture the Flag game that his father is Poseidon, the god of the sea. A while later, Chiron, his old teacher and the camp director tells him that his father and uncle Zeus are warring over Zeus's lost Master Bolt. Now, Percy must journey to find the Zeus' missing bolt to restore peace in Olympus with Annabeth Chase and Grover the Satyr.
This sounds great! I'll be looking forward to this one.