Hollywood Plans Trips To Bermuda Triangle

March 18, 2012

The Bermuda Triangle is suddenly one of the hottest properties in Hollywood, with producers seemingly confident audiences won’t disappear when a slew of upcoming films set in the mythical region open at cinemas.

“Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters”, the second movie adaptation of the young adult book series, will begin filming soon.

The storyline involves the young hero battling mythological monsters in the area of the Atlantic bounded by Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico where ships and aircraft are reputed to disappear without a trace.

The five-book Percy Jackson adventure and fantasy series is predominantly based on Greek mythology and deals with the teenage title character’s quest to stop the rise of the Titan lord Kronos.

In the new film Percy discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood, a Greek demigod training facility located on Long Island Sound: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven in the modern world for the demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters.

To help the camp Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. Only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: The Bermuda Triangle.

Short documentary on the Bermuda Triangle

Logan Lerman, who played the title character in the first film in 2010, will be reprising his role for the sequel. Also returning are Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson. Nathan Fillion will be replacing Dylan Neal as Hermes, father to the first film’s young antagonist Luke [played by Jake Abel].

Thor Freudenthal is directing the new film, which is scheduled for theatrical release in 2013.‎

“Percy Jackson  & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters” is one of a spate of recent or upcoming films featuring plots inspired by the Bermuda Triangle.

Jack Black’s 2010 reimagining of the classic  “Gulliver’s Travels” was set in the waters off Bermuda, a source of mystery, intrigue and unbridled speculation since Christopher Columbus first sailed through the area in the late 15 century.

And superstars Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt are both reportedly working on adventure fantasy projects which take place in the Bermuda Triangle.

In January another Hollywood studio announced it was developing a supernatural thriller in the vein of the “Blair Witch Project” and the mock documentary “Apollo 18″ titled “Bermuda” about the island and its namesake Triangle.

And yesterday [Mar.15] Universal Studios said it was plannning its own trip to the Bermuda Triangle after optioning a recent script treatment from producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar of TV’s “Smallville.”

That as-of-now untitled fantasy film will be based on unusual disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle attributed to supernatural or alien causes.

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