The first full trailer of the upcoming Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
is now online to view. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film stars Logan Lerman (3.10 to Yuma
) and a host of well know actors including Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean and Uma Thurman. The Lightning Thief
is the first in a series of 5 books written by Rick Riordan about Percy Jackson, a troubled 12 year old kid whose life changes forever when he finds out his father is none other than Greek God Poseiden. But he's not the only one who is born of divine blood, there are others like him, in fact there is a special school called Camp Half blood where all these demi-gods can go and learn together. Sounds familliar I know. It's no surprise that Percy Jackson
has been touted as the new Harry Potter
. The series has got a large following though, which is evident from the fact that the books have remained in the New York times bestseller list for more than 2 years straight. Certainly it is popular enough to guarantee that this film will make a healthy profit.
Here is the trailer...
So apparently demi-gods can hold their breath for 7 minutes, what does that make David Blaine? I like how they use "From The Director of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
" as a good
thing and check out the new addition to the product placement hall of fame right at the end. Also notice how Pierce Brosnan has gone from being Bond to being Q, the one handing out the gadgety pens.