January 20, 2010, - 12:02 pm
Back in September, I asked readers for question ideas when I was scheduled to interview Drew Barrymore. Unfortunately, she got sick and I was only allowed to ask her two questions (so, I picked two reader questions, though all were good). Even more unfortunate, I forgot a Mini-DV cassette to put in my camera, so I couldn’t get it on video (plus her answers to the questions were kinda silly in a “Valley Girl” sort of way).
Today, I’m scheduled to interview stars of the new movie, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” which is scheduled to be in theaters on February 12th. And, since the movie isn’t yet finished, I haven’t seen it and will only have the trailer to work from. The movie is based from the eponymous novel by Rick Riordan, and comes from the same people as the Harry Potter flicks. Check out the movie’s website and watch the trailer:
Here’s the summary of the movie, which the studio sent me:
It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy adapts to his newly discovered status as a demi-god (his father is Poseidon), he finds himself caught between the battling titans of Mt. Olympus. He and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves. Starring Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman and Ray Winstone. Directed by Chris Columbus. (20TH CENTURY FOX) This film is rated PG.
Given that I haven’t seen the film, what should I ask them? Has anyone read the book? What can you tell me about it?
These are the actors scheduled to be at the interview:
* Brandon T. Jackson (plays Grover Underwood): Born and raised in Detroit and has been in TROPIC THUNDER, 8 MILE, ROLL BOUNCE, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.
* Jake Abel (plays Luke): From Canton, Ohio and has been in THE LOVELY BONES, ANGEL OF DEATH, STRANGE WILDERNESS, FLASH OF GENIUS
* Logan Lerman (plays Percy Jackson): Has been in GAMER, MY ONE AND ONLY, 3:10 TO YUMA, THE NUMBER 23, HOOT and the TV series JACK & BOBBY
* Alexandra Daddario (plays Annabeth Chase): Has been in the TV series ALL MY CHILDREN, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, THE ATTIC, THE BABYSITTERS
Please let me know any ideas you have on what I should ask them.
Tags: 20th Century Fox, actors, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, demi-gods, gods, Greek mythology, Harry Potter, Interview, Jake Abel, Logan Lerman, Mount Olympus, Movie Reviews, movie stars, Mt. Olympus, Percy Jackson, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Poseidon, Rick Riordan, Zeus