Adaptation #51: Percy Jackson and the Bermuda Triangle of Monsters

header051In anticipation of the new Percy Jackson film, the hosts talk about the second book in the series, what they thought of the first film and how its shortcomings could effect Sea of Monsters.

Edit: Check out our episode on the film, out now!

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For more young adult adaptation discussions check out our episodes on:

The Hunger Games, novel and film

Beautiful Creatures, novel and film

The Host, novel and film

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, novel and film

Life of Pi, novel and film

SHOW NOTES:

Music: Tales of Brave Ulysses by Cream

Upcoming Films

R.I.P.D.

-July 19 (US), September 20 (UK)

-Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Mary Louise Parker

-Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov

The Wolverine

-July 26 (US and UK)

-Starring Hugh Jackson, Famke Janssen and Will Yun Lee

-Based on the Marvel comics

Main Discussion

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters

-By Rick Riordan

-Published in 2006

-Sequel to The Lightening Thief published in 2005

Notes:

-Cyclopes being shunned as second class citizens

-‘Daddy issues’

-Western civilization having issues but not deserving destruction

-Annabeth’s hubris: thinking she could rebuild things better

-Circe using self-dissatisfaction as a weapon

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief (2010)

-Screenwriter: Craig Titley

-Director: Chris Columbus

-Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel and Sean Bean

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters (2013)

-Screenwriter: Marc Guggenheim

-Director: Thor Freudenthal

-Cast differences/additions: Nathan Fillion as Hermes, Stanley Tucci as Dionysus, Anthony Head as Chiron, Leven Rambin as Clarisse,

-Definitely a flashback as there is casting for young Luke, Annabeth Grover and Thalia and a Cyclops (separate from Polyphemus and Tyson

-Other cast: the gray sisters, manticore, Laistrygonian, Lydian Drakon

Next episode: #52 Much Ado About Whedon on Joss’s film
Previous episode: #50 World War Zombie Apocalypse on Marc Forster’s film
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