Thursday, January 21, 2010

Percy Jackson and The Olympians Books Series Turned Into a Movie Series

Series fantasy novels with teen/tween as lead characters turned into a movie series are seem to be trend in the movie industry since the release of the first Harry Potter and The Lord of The Rings series way back in 2001. And the other notable book series that becomes a blockbuster hit movie is the Twilight Saga, in which the third installation Twilight Saga: Eclipse is scheduled to be released on June 30 this year.

Joining the bandwagon of book series that turned into a movie series is the Percy Jackson & The Olympians book series which is written by a novelist Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson & The Olympians is composed of five books. The first books the Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief was first released in 2005, it was followed by the The Sea of Monster in 2006, then by The Titan’s Curse in 2007, the fourth installation The Battle of the Labyrinth was released in 2008 and the fifth and final series is The Last Olympian which was released May last year.

The Percy Jackson and The Olympians movie series will kick-off with the Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief which is schedule for wide released on February 12, 2010 (the movie called Feb. 12 as the President’s Day). It is directed by no-other than Chris Columbus, the same guy who directed blockbuster hit like Harry Potter 1 and 2, the Fantastic Four 1 and 2, Home Alone series and many others.

The film adaptation of Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and the rest of the series were acquired by the 20th Century Fox. Stars in the movie includes Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson, Brandon T. Jackson as Grover Underwood, Percy's best friend, Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase, Pierce Brosnan as Chiron, Uma Thurman as Medusa, Jake Abel as Luke Castellan, the film's antagonist and many others.

The theme of book series focus on Percy Jackson, a boy diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD who is also a son of a Greek god Poseidon. It is set in the United States but prominently based on Greek mythology. For those who have a hard time grasping the Greek mythology in school should watch Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and you might learn something useful that might turn-up into your Greek mythology pop quiz.