One of my & my son’s favourite kids’ movies of recent years was Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. It terrified and exhilarated my son and we had hours of great banter afterwards talking about Hades, the Medussa and Greek mythology.. the kind of stuff I love getting into with a mind as young as his.
So we’re both pretty excited by the news that the sequel in which Percy looks for the Golden Fleece, “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Sea of Monsters”, is not only coming but is well fleshed out already.
Three big characters in the story, the three sisters called the Fates who control man’s destiny, have been cast as Mary Birdsong (“Reno 911″), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) and Missi Pyle (“The Artist”) according to The Hollywood Reporter.
‘Dairy Of A Wimpy Kid’ director Thor Freudenthal will direct this one and the first movie’s leads Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson will all reprise their roles.