Thursday, April 19, 2007

Movie: The Lightning Thief

Fuse #8 has a link to the news in Variety about The Lightning Thief movie. Looks like Chris Columbus will direct. Let's pray for a great screenplay!

RRR mentioned the screenplay was being worked on during his local school visit a few weeks ago.

75 comments:

Sarah C said...

I cant belive you are writing a movie, i just bought the 3rd book today, May 4, 2007. I love these books and cant wait to see the movie, GOOD LUCK!

Anonymous said...

i love your books i read all of them, you came to my school parkwood hill intermediate school and i got one of the camp half blood shirts.Could i act in the movie as percy please my name is austin leon please put on this blog.Good luck on the move hope its as good as harry potter!!!!!

Jason Homrighaus said...

Harry Potter will be trash when this movie comes out. No offense to Percy, but,I like Athena a little better. The story is awsome though I've been waiting since I was a kid for a story with Greek Mytholigy in it. I was pleased with the book and can't wait for the movie. Jason Homrighaus Good Luck

Anonymous said...

Harry Potter will be trash when this movie comes out. No offense to Percy, but,I like Athena a little better. The story is awsome though I've been waiting since I was a kid for a story with Greek Mytholigy in it. I was pleased with the book and can't wait for the movie. Jason Homrighaus Good Luck

Emily said...

When are you going to have auiditions for the movie?? Whenever you are, PLEASE MAKE THEM AT LEAST COME TO MISSOURI FOR AUDITIONS! There are a lot of other awesome actors in the world other than in California and New York!

Anonymous said...

everyone rick riordan has not a clue about the movie. and he can't decide who gets parts. also to emily ya its tough auditioning when there r no auditions in ur state but i live in canada even harder for me. americans r so lucky don't need passports to get into any state. an u guys get all the auditions

Anonymous said...

another thing remember he sold the rights to maverick films and fox. he is now just the writer in the movie. the director and other head people don't have to let him participate in it unless it was part of the contract. so rick will not get very much infromation because the director does not need him to know. even go to his blog it pretty much says on the blog wat i just said

Anonymous said...

I am in love with this series!
When I found out there was going to be a movie I totally freaked out! I try to get my friends to read the series but they're all too busy(boo hoo for them. They're missing out on a great series!)
I have read "The Lightning Thief" like a 100 times. No other book will catch my eye except that one!
(And I mean forever!!!!)

Bryce Jackson said...

I Am So Excited. I want to be in the movie My Name is Bryce Jackson [ yes i know very cool [ the jackson part ] ] and I want to be Percy or Grover. Please come to albuquerque,New Mexico!! - really hopes i get a part - My mom will even elt me try otu

Katie said...

I really want to be in the movie, they need to have auditions in Seattle or Tacoma Washington! I would love to be the part of Annabeth! It is my dream to act! Please!

Katie said...

omg, they never have auditions in Washington and they need to, i know lots of good actors, or actresses in washington (including me says everyone) and it just is not fair, they should have auditions in every state and in canada

Devast said...

when theres tryouts for the movie, bring them in every state for a week and see whos the best for the part they tryd out for

Anonymous said...

I know, I live in Oregon and I really want to be Annabeth;so they had better have the auditions close by where I live! By the way if anybody has any info on the auditions please tell me.

Anonymous said...

hi im austin bieberly and I would like to be in the movie. I've read the books and they were really good. In the movie ,if you would lit me be in it, I would like to be percy. I think I resemble him and I have had a lot of play experients.

Anonymous said...

Oh and if you are holding additions please tell me when they are.from austin bieberly

Anonymous said...

oh and i ,austin bieberly, am twelve years old with black hair and i love the water and i really love your books.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!! I really really really want to play the part of Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena! Ricks books rock, I love them. and I wuold love to play the part of Annabeth! And guess what I have blonde hair and my eyes almost look gray! So please tell me how and when do I audition for the movie: The lightning Thief!

T.T.Y.L!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm real interested in every one of the Percy Jackson novels and honestly even if making a part in the movie is a long shot I'd like to give it a shot. So make sure you don't skip over Washington D.C. cause i mean i feel I'm kind of a natural actor. To add one more thing, weather it be me or not, I'd like to see some fresh faces in this movie, not those same old child stars you see everywhere. Just mix it up and lets all hope for a great movie..

Tommy O.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I really really want to play the part of Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena, in the new Movie The Lightning Thief! I love Ricks books they beat Harry Potter by a 1,000! And guess what I have blonde Hair and my eyes pretty much look gray! Go figure! So I really really want to be in the movie, Send me a message, by the way I live in Northville Michigan.

T.T.Y.L!!! PS.When are the auditions!!!

ryan said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to be in that movie! Please, please hold auditions in Charlotte, NC. I really want to be Grover. It would be cool to have hooves!

- Ryan miller

Anonymous said...

No Way!!! They simply must have auditions in Orlando, Florida. Im a wonderful actress desperetly wanting to be Annabeth! She's AWSOME!!!

kelly said...

they just have to have additions in pennsylvania it just wouldnt be cool this is kelly and i want to be annabeth so bad like i mean really really bad! thanks o and if anyone knows about additions please please tell me!!

Anonymous said...

Please hold auditions in Texas! Brilliant actors don't always come from the big cities. Please come to Texas, I think i would really fit Grover's description and personality. PLEASE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Please hold auditions in Texas! Brilliant actors don't always come from the big cities. Please come to Texas, I think i would really fit Grover's description and personality. PLEASE!!!!

Bailey said...

Guys I hate to break it to you, but there are no auditions! They already decided who is the cast. When I found that out I cried it was my biggest dream to play Annabeth! But Danielle Chuchran is playing her! Josh Hutcherson is playing Percy. I don't remember who is playing Grover at this moment, but I will find out again and tell you all! I am so sorry for everyone who's dreams were crushed like mine. I know how much it hurts to want something so bad and not get it! Plus it would've been awesome to kiss Josh in the fourth movie! -Bailey-

Bailey said...

p.s. I am a wonderful actress whos dreams got crushed!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If anyone has any info on how to audition for the Lightning Thief movie, please, please tell me!!! I really really wanna play Annabeth!!! She is so awesome and I totally L-O-V-E her personallity!! ~Hannah~

Anonymous said...

Hey,Emily there r just good actors and actresses in new york and california as there is in any other state.Any way i wan to be Annabeth,because we have alot in common.They better have an auditon in patchouge.Or atleast in long island.

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Alex and I want to be Percy soooo badly! I have done some commercials and im in a lot of plays! I look a lot like him, but without black hair, but that can always be fixed. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HOLD AUDITIONS IN TORONTO!!!

Hannah said...

I love the Lightning Theif books so much! But when my friend Kyle told me that they were making a movie THAT got me fired up! I really,really,really want to be Annabeth Chase. I think I would be perfect for her! I have blonde hair and my eyes are pretty much grey.Then my friend said she wants to be Thaila when I told her. I know it will be hard to get the part but I'm determended to walk out of the audition room with the judges saying I did a good job. Please come to Missouri or at least close!

Anonymous said...

Have a tryout in Nyc!!!! i really want to be the part Percy. i love to act and i've had a lot of expierience.

Anonymous said...

I love the serious of Percy Jackson!I would like to play Annabeth in the movie but i don't look like her and i have no expirence in acting!But i'm in love with percy!

Sierra said...

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians books are amazing. The are by far the best series I have ever read. I would love to be in the movie as Annabeth. I doubt that the casting director with have an unknown actor or actress play a part in the movie, let alone a main character. But, I think it would be really cool and a great way to get some new child actors/ actresses on the main stage. I have been acting for about 5 years, but unfortunately I have not yet had a chance to hit the big stage and follow my dream. I am so much like Annabeth you wouldn't believe it. I have blonde hair and blue/ gray eyes, and everybody says I have that stereotypical California look that Rick Riordan described Annabeth to have in the book. I am 13, and live in Jacksonville, Florida, and I think it would be really great if you could have auditions here, or at least open auditions to the public. I would be willing to do anything to get in this movie. Thanks so much, and I hope you help me to achieve my goal!

kinga said...

I love the book and i was so happy that theres a upcoming movie i just got finished with the fourth book so i cant wait for the movie

Anonymous said...

I wana be in the movie T_T as anyone come to IL plz!

Anonymous said...

I NEED to be percy ALL of my friends are hopin for me to get the part to. my name is shawn and i resemble percy exept for my hair but im not afraid of hair die! So please come to Las Vegas, Nevada
so i can try out i need to be PERCY!! percy rocks more then everyone! the series is awsome!

bella said...

I would do ANYTHING to be Thalia! I think I acually do fit her personality except for the goth part but thats why its called acting right?

I tried to find the cast but nothing official appeared............Well, I guess I'll keep searching......But if there is tryouts, SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME

Sierra Carter said...

Hey, I really would love to try out for the part of Annabeth. I think I could really fit her personality and apperance. My name is Sierra Carter and I live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. If there are tryouts, can someone please let me know, I do not mind traveling! Thanks guys! and everyone good luck who wants to try out....if you want it..go for it!

Sierra Carter said...

Hey, this is Sierra Carter again. I forgot to say in my last comment that I have been acting practically all my life in musicals and in plays and I took drama in school. I love to act but have not been able to find my big break. I love these books and it would be a dream come true to be Annabeth in the movie. I really do look like her and really actually act like her. I have blonde hair and blue-gray eyes and I have that california charm to me explained in Rick Riordan's book. I would love to just be given a chance to try-out just to try. This would be a dream come true and I would love to just give it a shot. I understand that giving a new actress a chance like this with a main character would be very risky but I think it would be worth it. Please help me reach my greatest wish of all! Thank you!

Sierra said...

Oh, save it Sierra Carter, this is Sierra Arnold, the first sierra to write on this wall and you basically copied exactly what i said. so save it, and next time, dont copy anyone.

Anonymous said...

i don't really look like one of the characters in the movie, but i could be athena!! that would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I have 2 be in the movie! Cause I have Blonde hair & grey eyes so I should play Annabeth Chase daughter of Athena. & please let there be auditions in: Northville, or Detroit Michigan, & everyone says i'm a great actress! & my name is Lauren Idema, so PLEASE let there be auditions in MI!!! These books R awsome!!!!!! I read each of them several times!!!!!!!!! so I pretty much know all of the lines! Let me in the movie! TTYL
-Lauren

Anonymous said...

Please, Please, Please have the auditions in Texas!!!! I really think that i have thalias personality!!!(except for the goth part)I am strong, i am intellegent, and i act exactly like her in many ways. I have read all 4 of the amazingly well written books by rick riodan!! And all i can say is that i fit the part perfectly!!!

Andrea Rodriguez said...

I would love to be in the Lightning thief movie!It would be awesome!i wanna be annabeth so badly. i may not have blonde hair and gray eyes,but i'm 12, i'm deathly afraid of spiders, i'm very smart(not bragging, but i got a 4.0 GPA),and my friends say i even act like annabeth. since my teacher read the class the lighning thief and the sea of monsters, i fell in love with the books. i got the titan's curse for free in my school, and the day the battle of the labyrinth came out, i went to buy it. i've read these books over and over again. i never stop. iread each one in two days. i may not have blonde hair or gray eyes, but i'm getting contact lenses soon, and who said i can't dye my hair blonde?

Anonymous said...

I love this book and i would die to play a role, but i know that probably won't happen but here me out. I want unkown actors to play the roles i think they would be better, a lot better.
AND i don't want some artifical bleach blond to play the roll of annabeth it should be someone with a heart, I would be soo dissapointed if the acting looks fake! IF ANYONE AGREES WITH WHAT I SAID THROUGH MY WHOLE MESSAGE LEAVE A COMMENT!!!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE.....i would love to audition for the movie!!the books are amazing!and i do agree i think it would be alot better if unknown actors played the roles and i would LOVE TO HAVE THE ROLE OF ANNABETH! and i hope that even if i didnt get a role that there are good actors(i dont want this movie to be ruined by someone who cant act)i hope u can come to my city(leominster) or if not i can go to where ever u have auditionings!!

Hannah said...

Hey I really really want to be a nereid or even just a camper in this awesome soon-to-be movie!! Where are the auditions for Sacramento? Oh this would be awesome if I got a really cool part!!! Please oh please oh please!

Hannah said...

Hey this is Hannah again... and I wanted to say that I want to be Artemis!!! I am 12 and I am very outrageous and I love animals!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, you're all complaining because you live in Washington or Canada or whatever. I accept that's it's difficult for you but I live in England! And before you say anything about it having to be American, I can do an American accent and I belong to an agency, although it is based in England. And, yes, we have the Harry Potter movies but you have to be over 16 for a lead role.
Good luck to whoever gets the roles in the end.
Olivia

Anonymous said...

All of you girls, I hate to break it to you but blonde hair and grey/blue eyes is probably one of the most common American combinations there is. I agree that I don't think a famous child actor shouldn't play the lead roles. Maybe a god or goddess. Also, I can bet that the casting directors will only look at American applicants. I belong to an acting agency in England and several of the actors I know would be perfect for some of the roles and they can do American accents. So can't you people from Texas or wherever just travel to wherever the auditions are being held? It's a lot more difficult for us because we have to fly over the Atlantic. And, also, there is no way any of us could play a lead in Harry Potter (although we have been extras) because you now have to be over 16 to fit with the age bands and legal reasons.
I'm being slightly petty here but is there any way you could mature enough not to have to say OMG and SPEAK IN CAPITALS ALL THE TIME because it is actually very rude. It's like shouting at the top of your voice to someone next to you. Just thought I point that out.
Sorry to the few of you who haven't been doing it.
Olivia Smith.

Anonymous said...

hey, i would really appreciate some info on auditions for the movie!! i love the books alot and i;m tring really hard to get something to help me find auditions but i'm completley lost!! PLEASE!!! thanx!

p.s. i think rick riordan is an amazing author, the percy jackson books are amazing!!

Anonymous said...

hello, i am kenzie s. and I would love to be a part of this movie. I always fantasized about being Annabeth. The only problem is, I don't have blonde hair. :( But then I heard the name Tabetha, and I knew that the part was perfect for me. I have dark brown hair, blue eyes, and I could pass for 15 (maybe even 16). Unlike Tabetha, I am not afraid of heights, but I could definately act like it. Let me know when auditions are.
Thank you for your time,
Kenzie S.
P.S. I can sing and dance for whatever that's worth.

Anonymous said...

this is kenzie s. again. I wanted to ask when and where auditions will be. Let me know. Also, please bring the auditions to Texas if possible. I've been dreaming of being in this movie. I would feel horrible about not being given the chance.

helen said...

wow! i hope the movie is good. please bring the auditions to albuquerque. i live 2 hours from there, but i will do ANYTHING to be annabeth chase. i'm really good at acting, and love to sing. ;)

Anonymous said...

You have no clue how much i love the "Percy Jackson and the Olympions" series i'v been reading the series for 5 days now and i'm already on "The Titan's Curse".I never ever read but ever since i picked up "The Lightning Thief" i'v been reading like the world was comming to an end.When the movie comes out i'll be sitting at the doors of the movie theater before the doors even open. I can't WAIT!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

omg i read all the books i can't think who im most alike but its a mix of percy and annabeth. I hope you do make it into a movie come visit my school its dundee middle in il. omg i hope your doing auditions i could totally be in it!! please talk to my school. i cant wait for the 5th book. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!bye:)

Anonymous said...

I realise this is pretty much exactly what everyone else has been saying, but i would love a role in the lightning theif. As mostly all the other girls want, i do not need annabath, but i would love to just plain be a part of the film. I love acting and i always have. I have read all the books at least 4 times and i can't wait for the fifth, the last olympian. Please contact me if possible, and if not, then I ACN"T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!

Anonymous said...

I love the books and I'm counting down until May 5th(5th book comes out then)!!!!! I really want to be Zoe or Rachel!!!!! Please come to Phoenix, Arizona or anywhere in California. Please, I have been acting since I was a toddler, and can sing and dance like the world has no end! PLEASE! And if anyone needs info on the fifth book go on: bluetrident.org/book5.htm. Thanks, XOXO!

Anonymous said...

GUESS WHAT!
Danielle Chuchran is 15! And Josh Hutcherson is 16!

I want to be Rachel, Zoe, or even just a naiad in the movies! XOXO!

P.S. I live in Arizona so bring it here or in California.
THANKS! BYE!

Anonymous said...

It is me again(the one from arizona). I am soo talented in acting(from toddlerhood),dancing when I learned how to walk, and I can sing like the world has no end! If you want to see my talents go to Desert Stages Theatre in the summer (because I do camp).XOXO!

Anonymous said...

I know I probably wont get it but, I'm 11 years old(look 12 maybe look 13).I have blondish brownish,but you can dye it if you want. I live in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I have brownish eyes but I wear contacts if you need to change temporally.I have long hair.
Thank You
P.S I want to be Percy Jackson

Anonymous said...

Hey...why not just hold the auditions EVERYWHERE?!? (Because I want to be in it...)

Anonymous said...

I wish I could help but I don't know either.


I want to be Grover. I look exactly like him.

I live in Omaha, I have brown curly hair with blue eyes. I'm 12 and am a really big fan of the books. Plus I love acting.

Anonymous said...

everybody most of the characters were picked and the person playing annabeth is a 23 year old named alexandra daddarria percy is logan lerman who is 18 the characters in the lightning thief are suppossed to be 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D said...

I wanna be Annabeth so bad! I am 12 years old and i live in wisconsin. I have a natual talent for acting! i Think you should have kids the right age! PLZ try and get the additions in wisconsin. I get that you already have people, but keep looking!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I CANNOT BELEIVE YOU GUYS ARE MAKEING A LIGHNTING THEIF MOVIE. I WOULD A BSOLUTLY LOVE TO PLAY THE PART OF ANNABETH! I LOOK JUST LIKE HER. EVEN WITH THE GREY EYES, ITS FREAKY BUT TRUE! PLEASE COME TO EVERY STATE TO HAVE AUDITIONS! ESPECIALLY NY! LOVE THE BOOKS!(>-)
<3 (:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am just soooo happy that their finally making a movie on Rick's books. My sisters and I really wanna be in it. Unlike most girls we don't want to be Annabeth or Clarrise. We think either the part of Thalia or at least someone from the Aphrodite group would fit any of us. If we could even be a nymph or a dryad that would just be amazing. We really really really really really hope that there will be auditions in California. Or at least Nevada. =] The books are the best!!!!!!! I've read all the books at least 5 times each and my little sis has read them all at least 2 times. Please hold auditions in California =] Thanks! XOXOXOXO The DeGuzman Sisters

Sara said...

I'm sorry guys, but Aleandra Daddario, who's like 23 years old!!!, is playing Annabeth, Logan Lerman is Percy, and some guy named someone T. Jackson is Grover. Seriously, look this up on IMdB. Now if anyone knows where auditions for Sea of Monsters is at, please let me know... at sara_michelle@live.com

Gabby said...

Hey! I'm Shay and I'd like to surscribe in being Thalia Grace in the movie! I have medium hair which is Bosch with different shades of natural brown and red highlights. I'm almost 10 but I look way older. I'm 57 inches. I'm Asian but hardly look it! I've been in many plays and theatres, in fact I've signed up for the Warner Theatre! Please reply back soon! Thanks Mr. Rick Riordan! Then please email my friend at: grnaparstek@gmail.com, thanks!

--
Shay!

jayali said...

it makes me so mad that alexandra daddario is playing annabeth .....i want to play thalia my names jayali i have medium length jet black hair and i am 5feet 8 inches tall oh....... and i am 14 so i think i could pull it off only problem is i am from india which clearly means i have dark skin but it is definetly a long shot i read all the books before the movie was even advertised and thalia is definetly my absolute favorite and i really want to be in one of the movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kaelee said...

OMG I luv the series i luv to act and i wanna be Thaila sssoooo much, im in ating classes right now and plz come to Texas or some where close! ppplllzzzz. I think i would make a great hunter!

12soccergirl said...

First off, the pick for Annabeth (i believe) is wrong. She is 23 years old. Yes she does have the strong looking body that Rick talks about in Lightning Theif, and even the blond hair can be easily fixed. But she looks nothing like a 12 year old. Mabye even a thirteen or fourteen year old would have been fine. And if they want to keep the same cast for all of the movies by the time the fifth movie comes out, she will be 30 and i bet she will look it. However Rick, i love your books!

Johnny C said...

Hey my name is johnny from California i would love to play a character in any of the upcoming movies. I look most like Nico from The Titans curse. I would love to know when any auditions would be for the movie series. Whether it is an extra or a main. I would love to be part of the cast!

Anonymous said...

i believe they should post more information on the movie auditions

Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Isabella. I would be very happy to play one of the Hunters, Zoe, or Bianca from The Titans Curse. I have tan skin dark eyes and Dark hair. I don't care if i don't get a named character or not I would be happy with being a Hunter. I would love to be in the cast. I am in love with this seires so much it would be an honor to be apart of it!!!