Logan Lerman and Thor Freudenthal locked in for PERCY JACKSON sequel


Fox 2000 has locked in Logan Lerman to reprise his role as Percy Jackson in a sequel to 2010's Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The studio has also found a director fo the sequel in Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid). Chris Columbus directed the first film based on Rick Riordan's bestselling series. It made $89 million domestically and another $137 million internationally.

Earlier we reported that the sequel was moving forward, and that Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski had been hired to pen the script. They also wrote Tim Burton's Ed Wood and Agent Cody Banks. The plan is to use Riordan's second book, "The Sea of Monsters."  The story will follow "Percy and his group of friends as they head to the titular sea to find the mythical Golden Fleece, as well as to free a friend who has been captured there." The sequel may also pull from other books in the Jackson series.

The only issue is the age difference between Percy and Lerman, who is currently 19. He still looks young enough to pass for someone around 17. This is perfect timing for audiences that will be looking for something to fill the void left by no more Harry Potter films.

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