Fox 2000 Pictures has hired SHREK writer Joe Stillman to adapt Rick Riordans childrens book, PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF, reports VARIETY. Maverick Films' Guy Oseary is producing the film.
The story chronicles the 12-year-old demigod son of Poseidon, who ventures out into present-day America to rescue his mother, return Zeus' stolen lightning bolt and prevent a civil war among the gods.
Stillman started his career as a writer on Mike Judge's BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD, which led to him penning BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA. Stillman continued to work with Judge as a writer on KING OF THE HILL. As for animated features, Stillman has written SHREK and CURIOUS GEORGE.