Check out this video that shows the making of the Lydian Drakon for the film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. He actually never made it in the film, but according to what is stated below, that was probably a good thing for purists of the book.
Here’s look at the development of the Lydian Drakon character for the film PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS. The concept started as a scary 6’5″ frilled lizard man and became a 4’6″ comedic sidekick. The character continued to shrink until it wasn’t in the movie at all. That doesn’t negate the precise sculpture ADI’s Aki Ikeda, the paint scheme of Mike Larrabee and the application by Bill Terazakis’ talented Canadian makeup crew featuring Maiko Gomyo, who herself is no bigger than your thumb.
Thanks to Hypable for the tip!
While PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS didn’t get as much love and support as we’d all hoped, the Percy Jackson fandom is not giving up quite yet!
Percy Jackson fansites have started a new social networking campaign using the the hashtag #WeNeedTitansCurse!
If you want to see more movies, use the hashtag and sign the petition!
While you’re at it, check out this fan video explaining why you should support more Percy Jackson movies:
What do you think? Does the Percy Jackson film series deserve another go? Or is it time to focus on the books?
The second film in the Percy Jackson series is soon to hit DVD!
On DVD Releases reports that PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 17 in US.The movie will be available in digital format on iTunes and Amazon two weeks earlier on December 3!
The Blu-ray edition will contain several special features, including a Tyson Motion Comic, Collectible Character Cards, Back To Camp-Half-Blood, It’s All In The Eye, and Deconstructing a Demigod.
You can pre-order the PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS DVD on Amazon!
Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and the director, Thor Freudenthal talk about the new Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters film. The interview see’s into their opinions, what they experienced, and whether they would choose between being a God or a Demigod.
Alexandra Daddario talked to MTV about the changes in her character, Annabeth Chase, between the first and second films.
“I think in the first movie she’s tougher and she has more of a guard up. And I think as far as her relationship with Percy is concerned, she wants him to prove himself to her more,” Daddario said. “In this one, I think she’s a better friend. I think she’s let him in. She’s more vulnerable, and I think it’s sort of a sign of her growing up that she’s able to sort of show her weaknesses a little more. And I liked playing that.”
“You see more of what makes her tick, and when you find out Percy has a half-brother, she really doesn’t like him because he’s a Cyclops,” Daddario explained. “Not to give too much away, but I’m sure everyone’s read the books. And you sort of find out why that is, and you sort of find out where she comes from and who she was, and I think she learns a lot from her dislike of this person. She sort of finds out that everyone’s not so bad. It was interesting to play this more vulnerable, sweet side of her and see what makes her who she is.”
If you’ve seen Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, you probably got a kick out of Nathan Fillion as Hermes, especially when he made a reference to his very popular but very short-lived television show, Firefly.
Director Thor Freudenthal recently talked to Hypable about how that role came to be and why Nathan Fillion was the perfect Hermes:
“I worked with a great writer on this film, and I told him that we would cast Nathan. And he instantly went back to the computer and revised lines. He actually wrote a very direct Firefly reference into it that had Hermes say, ‘Hey, the best show ever is Firefly.’ And that really takes you out of the movie. So while it was a great sort of general direction to go in, Nathan came up with ‘Greatest television show ever so of course, canceled.’”
The director said that Fillion, who plays Hermes, brought a lot of what fans already love about the actor to Sea of Monsters. “He’s got razor sharp comedic timing. He does a lot of his own tweaking of dialogue and writing. Literally you can tell him ‘Okay you have to cross from here to there, but we don’t have enough words to fill that.’ So he’s like, ‘Okay I’ve got something’ and then it’s the funniest line in the scene.”
Alfonso De La Torre and Joshua Min, concept artists for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, have released some concept art from the film including Polyphemus, a hippocampus, Tyson, Kronos, and the Colchis Bull.