Writer Rick Riordan Says Film Adaptations Of His Books “Percy Jackson” Were “A Mistake” – The New Indian Express
LOS ANGELES: Writer Rick Riordan has castigated film adaptations of his popular “Percy Jackson” book series, saying it was clearly a “mistake”.
Studio 20th Century Fox had made two films based on Riordan’s first two novels, starring Logan Lerman as the eponymous protagonist.
The films, “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (2010) and “Percy Jackson: Sea of ââMonsters (2013)”, had proven to be both critical and commercial hiccups for the banner.
On Monday, Riordan decided to respond to Twitter users who so far express their dissatisfaction with the films.
“I don’t know, but it’s clearly a mistake. They should censor everything. Just two hours of white screen,” said the author.
After one user commented that he hates movies more than fans, Riordan said, âWell for you guys it’s a couple of hours of entertainment. For me it’s my job. life of going through a meat grinder when I begged them not to. So yeah. But it’s okay. It’s okay. We’ll fix it soon. “
The author further revealed that he had never seen the movies because he knew they would be bad after reading their scripts.
âWell, I still haven’t seen the movies and I don’t plan to do so someday. I judge them for reading the scripts, because I care the most about the story.
“I certainly have nothing against very talented actors. It’s not their fault. I’m just sorry they got caught up in this mess,” Riordan said.
In May, it was announced that Disney, which recently acquired 20th Century Fox, would be developing a series based on the author’s books.
Riordan and his wife Becky will both be involved in the live-action series which will debut on Disney Plus.