Thor Freudenthal Talks PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, Working with a Bigger Budget, Future Projects, and More

     August 12, 2013


Now playing in theaters is director Thor Freudenthal’s fantasy sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.  The follow-up finds Percy (Logan Lerman) and his friends venturing to a mythical land known as the Sea of Monsters to retrieve a golden fleece that is essential to the survival of his home.  The film also stars Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Leven Rambin, Douglas Smith, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion, Jake Abel, Anthony Head and Sean Bean.  For more on the film, watch five clips, the trailer, or read Matt’s review.

At the recent New York City press day, I landed a video interview with Freudenthal.  He talked about how he landed the job, what it was like to work with a much bigger budget, making sure certain things from the books made it into the movie, future projects, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, click here to watch my video interview with Logan Lerman and here’s my video interview with Alexandra Daddario.

Thor Freudenthal:

  • How did he land the job
  • What was it like working with a much bigger budget
  • When they were putting the film together in pre-production, did they have any material from the books that he said had to be in the movie.
  • Is Scavengers still his next project? Said they just turned in the recent daft to the studio and calls it a “comedy with adventure.”


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