Opens Aug 7

By Sara Vilkomerson
Updated April 12, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT

In this sequel to 2010’s $88 million-grossing Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Logan Lerman returns as Percy — the half-human son of sea god Poseidon — and leads his myth-based pals into the Sea of Monsters in search of the Golden Fleece. Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) took over directing duties from continuing producer Chris Columbus, but the essential elements are true to the second book in Rick Riordan’s young-adult series. Given the movie’s sea-soaked title, you’d expect that the star would have been completely shriveled by the end of the four-month shoot in Vancouver and New Orleans. ”I didn’t spend too much time in the water, to be honest,” says Lerman. ”Lot of greenscreen on this one.”

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

  • Movie
  • PG
  • 106 minutes
  • Thor Freudenthal