In the era of remakes, new adaptations, sequels or new installments that arrive decades later and even live action of animated content, a news like the premiere of a series about Percy Jackson, a character in the saga of contemporary novels, does not go unnoticed but quite the opposite. And even more so if the person in charge of communicating the preparations is Rick Riordan, author of the original book collection. Thus, unlike his first film adaptations (2010 and 2013), both the writer and his wife, Becky, with whom he works, will be behind the project that will arrive in the form of a series to Disney+, and about which in the last hours we had news.
In this context, the author has in his hands one of the most anticipated productions. And since a “great power comes with a great responsibility” – Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben would say – Riordan published the progress of the project on his official website, which he uses to keep his followers informed.
Rick and Becky Riordan prepare “Percy Jackson and the Gods of Olympus”
The series we know will be called “Percy Jackson and the Gods of Olympus”, and will consist of 8 episodes, as revealed. “It’s going to be great,” anticipated the writer who confirmed: “We have the scripts for the first four chapters practically finished and we are working on the remaining four chapters.” In addition to indicating that we will soon meet the original cast. It is estimated that if there were no setbacks, the series would begin filming in the summer in Canada, the country in which the locations will take place.
“Percy Jackson” Book Series
Percy Jackson first hit theaters in 2010, with the film bearing the same name as the first novel: “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.” It starred Logan Lerman (“The Perks of Being Invisible,” “Hearts of Iron”), and directed by Chris Columbus (“My Poor Little Angel,” “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”). The film was produced by 20th Century Fox and grossed $226.4 million. Three years later but this time under the direction of Thor Freudenthal (“Hotel for Dogs”), the second film, “Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters”, was made, which grossed 200.9 million dollars.
“Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief”, 2010
In the face of negative reviews for its adaptation of the novel and losses of revenue, the project did not continue. Until now, when Disney acquired the rights to Fox, it sets its machine in motion, to offer fans an amazing adaptation of the story of the contemporary demigod, hero of one of the most successful sagas in youth literature.
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