Seriously, the kids at the Scholastic Kids Press Corps are, like, the luckiest people ever! First Danielle A. met Daniel Radcliffe and other stars on the red carpet event for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie premiere.
Now I hear that Grace C. spent a day visiting the set of the Percy Jackson movie! The movie is being filmed in Vancouver, Canada, and will be in theaters February 12, 2010.
How amazingly cool! The movie, based on the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan,
is about a boy named Percy who discovers that he is a demi-god — his mother is human, but his father whom he never met, is the god Poseidon. Pretty intense, and then he discovers that his best friend, Grover, is also a mythical creature, a satyr —half human, half goat! (That’s him in the pic.) Things just keep getting stranger, and Percy and his friends end up on a wild cross-country adventure involving gods, goddesses and mythical monsters.
It’s a really great book, so if you haven’t read it yet, you definitely should! There are five books in the Percy Jackson series so there is plenty of reading to keep you busy until next February whenthe movie comes out!
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer
PHOTO: Grace and and Brandon T. Jackson, who plays Grover, on the set of The Lightning Thief in Vancouver, Canada, summer 2009. Photo Courtesy Grace Choi.
UPDATE January 29, 2010: Check it out! We’ve got Lightning Thief cast interviews!