The Lightning Thief


Film adaptation

In June 2004, 20th Century Fox acquired the feature film rights to the book.[30] In April 2007 director Chris Columbus was hired to helm the project. Logan Lerman is Percy Jackson and Brandon T. Jackson is Grover Underwood, the satyr. Alexandra Daddario plays Annabeth while Jake Abel was cast as Luke Castellan. Pierce Brosnan plays Chiron.[31] The film is titled Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief[31] and was released in the United States on February 12, 2010.The film received mixed reviews from critics upon release but was a commercial success by grossing $226 million at the worldwide box office.[32] A sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters was released in 2013, directed by Thor Freudenthal.


On June 28, 2005, a 10-hour and 25 minute audio book version, read by actor Jesse Bernstein, was published worldwide by Listening Library.[13][33]

Kirkus magazine said, "the narrator’s voice lends a refreshing air of realism to this riotously paced quest tale of heroism that questions the realities of our world, family, friendship and loyalty".[9] AudioFile Magazine praised the audiobook, "adults and children alike will be spellbound as they listen to this deeply imaginative tale unfold."[33] School Library Journal both praised and criticized the audio book saying "Although some of Jesse Bernstein's accents fail (the monster from Georgia, for instance, has no Southern trace in her voice), he does a fine job of keeping the main character's tones and accents distinguishable".[34]


A one-hour musical aimed at young audiences was planned to hit the road on a nationwide tour in September 2014 following a stint in New York City in 2014.[35]

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