Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox 2000 has acquired the film rights to Rick Riordan's children's book "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" for studio-based Maverick Films to produce.

The project centers on Greek god Poseidon's 12-year-old half-human son, who sets out on a quest across modern-day America with the huge tasks of saving his mother, returning Zeus' stolen lightning bolt and preventing a war between the gods.

Riordan's tome is scheduled to be released next year by Miramax/Hyperion Books.

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