Uma Thurman is Medusa

Speaking of the movie of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, new cast members were announced last week.  Uma Thurman will play Medusa and Pierce Brosnan will play the god Chiron. They join Sean Bean as Zeus, Kevin Kidd as Poseidon and Melina Kanakerides (CSI: NY) as Athena. Percy will be played by 17-year-old Logan Lerman. It is scheduled for release on Feb. 12 next year.

Chris Columbus, the director, plans to begin filming later this month in Vancouver.

It seems the movie title will be shortened to just Percy Jackson, although Fox plans this to be the first in a series, à la Harry Potter (Columbus directed the first two HP movies).

The fifth and last Percy Jackson book is coming in May.

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan
Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books for Children – (2009-05-05)
ISBN-10: 1423101472
ISBN-13: 9781423101475

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