Update on Titan’s Curse Treatment Process

Update on Titan’s Curse Treatment Process

Patrick sent an update for his Titan’s Curse treatment. Here it is below:

Hey Rebecca,

I apologize for a lack of news recently. School has been piling up and I have had some other things come up that have been keeping me occupied.

I can promise you though that no matter what happens, and no matter how it may seem otherwise, this Percy Jackson project is a top priority of mine. I made a promise to you guys, the fellow fans, and will keep that promise to forevermore be involved in some way or another with this project to help create a change not only in the Percy Jackson movies, but book adaptation movies in general. I appreciate your guys’ patience, and thank you so much for bearing with me. It is not easy to undertake such a project that takes such ambition and dedication, not to mention such near impossible odds. But that is why I have to do this and other similar projects.

In this day in age we as fans have the power to make a difference. Heck, it is actually surprising how people cannot see this potential that we have. We after all are the people that support the businesses that create these movies, books, etc. Going back to my appreciation of your guys’ patience and support, I should let you all realize that as much as I love Percy Jackson, and had it be the first of my many ambitious projects to help create change in Hollywood, I chose to keep my promise and dedication to you guys over another series that I actually love even more that has unfortunately taken a turn for the worse.

Regardless of what happens, to quote Cinderella III, and Hayden  song from that film, “I Still Believe” in both of these projects and will never stop supporting both of them, no matter how impossible they may seem to happen. To quote Gwen Stacy from Amazing Spider-Man 2, “what better way is there to live”? If one gives up, then they will defiantly lose. To also quote Aqua, my favorite character from the Kingdom Hearts series, “There is always a way”. It is often never that obvious, but if one looks deep enough, they can find loopholes and alternate views that could cause change. After all, “there is more than one way to skin a cat”.

If ant fans who wants to be involved with the project at all in any way, shape or form, is reading this, then please send me an email (send it to admin@percyjacksonmovie.com and I will forward it to Patrick) with your ideas. I am very busy with school and am pretty much booked until towards the end of April, and maybe after that. I WILL get some stuff done on the treatment.

I should also note that while I strive to be as loyal as possible to the books, without change or differences then there is simply no point in making the movie. Also, please think about what YOU would want in the movie, and not what the majority of fans will say or want. One of this project’s goals to not “make” but “help” fans see the potential in what these movies can become if they continue, so that they satisfy both book and movie fans without the need for (completely) rebooting them. Part of it though is that the diehard book fans have to learn that because something is so different from the books does not mean that it is necessarily “bad”. They need to be able to look at the movies as their own thing, as a book is a book, and a movie is a movie. This philosophy also applies to most other things in life. When they alter things from the books, that just means that the movies will offer up a new form of entertainment that the books cannot offer. They will have their own way of telling the story that should not change the core plot if one REALLY looks closely enough. Afterall, that is the approach that superhero movies are taking these days, and what Disney did with their fairy tales in the past and present, and they are considered among the most popular and most great movies of all time.

Sincerely,

Patrick

Hey, I'm Rebecca! I'm a writer, an avid hiker, and rock climber. I love writing, from PJM posts to stories. Anything you want to know, just ask.

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5 Comments

  1. ahad - May 8, 2015

    Thats great that you prefer percy jackson the best,but you should take your own time in this because the titans curse is not an ordinary story and it will need great graphics and lot of hard work,all the best patrick i know you can make another super movie of percy jackson

  2. iLikeTheUDK - February 27, 2015

    I quite agree on what you said about adaptation faithfulness. Look, for example, how the film version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is better than its predecessor – And even more so, the films finally “grow the beard” in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (which, however, many people – me included – believe was lost by film four, a.k.a. “Harry Potter and the GARBLATAFARR!”). Without some liberties, an adaptation can’t be good. But the difference is that most of the Harry Potter films are brilliant, sometimes even bordering on masterpieces – While the Percy Jackson films released so far sometimes sink to levels where saying that they’re mediocre would be a compliment.

    • Patrick J. McKenna - March 1, 2015

      Your comment right there sums up the problems with fans’ expectations. Because the Hp movies are considered “masterpieces” manly because they are soooo loyal to the books, then people compare it to other adaptations. They are not looking at the movies as their own thing and just as a compilation of the book come to life. But the truth is, the book already came to life in the imagination of readers and through the graphic novels that they have published for Percy. Why are fans bothering to see something that is meant to be different/its own thing from the original material, a different take so to speak, if they cannot accept the differences and look at the movie as its own thing?

      • iLikeTheUDK - March 1, 2015

        Actually, from the third film onwards, the Harry Potter films actually started taking some considerable artistic license in terms of how the storyline was presented, in what order, who says what, who causes what, where what happens, even what actually happens at more than a few points. Whereas the first two films were really constrained by the amount of loyalty to the books they showed, especially the first. Except for the first two, the Potter films are considered good for the reason you posted this post: They took more liberties than the first two films, but not too much to turn them into something entirely different.
        Not to mention that a lesson to be learnt from Percy Jackson is that in order to benefit from a lot of artistic license, the writer must actually be decent at the very least… Many of the mixed and negative reviews of them barely mentioned the books even once. They didn’t just take (way too much) freedom, they were, simply put, poor films, and mediocre films at best.

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