After months of anticipation, Disney+ has formally solid The Adam Project‘s Walker Scobell to play the younger demigod in its upcoming Percy Jackson collection, an adaptation of Rick Riordan’s e book collection.
The Adam Project star Walker Scobell to headline Percy Jackson collection at Disney+
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walker Scobell has landed the title function in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Disney+ gave a collection order to Percy Jackson and the Olympians in January. The collection follows a 12-year-old boy (Scobell) who learns he’s a demigod. He’s simply coming to phrases along with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his grasp lightning bolt. Now, Percy should trek throughout America to seek out it and restore order to Olympus.
Production on the collection from Disney’s twentieth Television is about to start in the summertime. Rick Riordan, an govt producer of the collection, introduced the casting information Monday morning on his web site writing, “Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who blew us away with his audition tapes for the role of Percy. Many of you recently discovered how great Walker is when you watched his movie The Adam Project, in which Walker lit up the screen as a younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character. We were fortunate enough to audition Walker months before that movie came out, but the film only confirmed what we already knew about his talent. It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect mix of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, snark and heroism to embody our hero Percy Jackson.”
Riordan confirmed Percy Jackson was in improvement with Disney again in 2020, but it surely formally obtained the greenlight earlier this 12 months. Disney+ additionally issued the official character breakdown for Percy which describes the character as, “Percy Jackson is a smart and compassionate kid with a sharp sense of humor. He’s always seen himself as an outsider, in no small part because of how the world sees his ADHD and dyslexia. He’s impulsive and rambunctious and is quick to anger when things seem unfair to him. But beneath his cynicism is an affectionate son and loyal friend who just wants to do right by those he cares about. If only he could find a place where he fits in.”
Riordan will write the collection pilot with Jon Steinberg whereas James Bobin directs. Steinberg and his producing companion Dan Shotz are overseeing the collection and function govt producers alongside Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and D.J. Goldberg. twentieth Television is the studio. The Percy Jackson e book collection is comprised of The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian.
On the work entrance, Walker Scobell made his movie debut within the latest Netflix movie The Adam Project, starring reverse Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldaña, Jennifer Garner, and Catherine Keener. He’s set to star with Owen Wilson, Michael Peña and Jesse Williams in Paramount’s household motion film Secret Headquarters which is due out in theaters on August 5.
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