FilmoFilia: Why have you decided to take on this movie?
Thor Freudenthal: This is a big challenge for me and a big thing in my career as a director! I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and Greek mythology.
FF: As a person who hasn’t read the books, I must ask what can you tell us about the story and the main character, Percy?
TF: I can tell you that he will levitate between good and evil… Of course, it is not always easy to follow exactly history of books, however we just do the necessary to be as close as possible. You will be able to see some personal development of Percy but also between each characters.
FF: Can we get the synopsis?
TF: The official synopsis is not possible to unveil, but you will see some new characters like Clarisse (Leven Rambin), Thalia (Paloma Kwiatkowski) or Silena (Zoe Aggeliki). We have a great team of responsible young people!
FF: Why different Chiron?
TF: I think Anthony (Head) will be perfect in the role of Chiron, he has a lot of experience to understand the fantasy and otherworldly.
FF: And Stanley Tucci, is he still in the ‘rumoured’ section of the cast?
TF: Not rumoured! He’s part of the cast (Dionysus).
FF: Where are you filming?
TF: All over Vancouver and great deal of scenes will be filmed in the New Orleans. At the end of June we should already be over there. Leven (Rambin) added some pictures and video filming on her Instagram.
FF: And the release date?
TF: August 16th, 2013.