First Teaser Trailer For ‘The Lightning Thief’

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The first ever teaser trailer has premiered for the upcoming fantasy film, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The incredibly long titled film is an adaptation of a series of books that bare more than passing resemblance to the Harry Potter series. The film follows a teenage boy, Percy, who discovers he is actually the son of the god Poseidon. Percy then sets out on a quest to settle a war between the Greek gods.

Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone/Chamber of Secrets) directed Percy Jackson, which stars Logan Lerman as the titular character, and Catherine Keener as his mother. The list of actors playing the Greek gods are Sean Bean as Zeus, Uma Thurman as Medusa, Kevin McKidd as Poseidon, Pierce Brosnan as Chiron, Rosario Dawson as Persephone, Ray Winstone as Ares, Steve Coogan as Hades and Melina Kanakaredes as Athena.

Sadly, none of those gods are included in our first look at the movie, and we only really get a look at Percy himself. However, being that it’s a teaser, the destination of his elevator travels is sufficient tease enough.

Check out the trailer below:

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I don’t think we can judge Percy Jackson too much going by this first trailer. It’s only a teaser, and it’s understandable they wouldn’t reveal their entire hand at this point in time. However, for their next release of footage they really need to crank things up and show us at least some glimpses of the massive, diverse cast that are playing the Greek gods.

This initial premise of a young boy finding out he has a fantastical, magical, life awaiting for him isn’t all that far removed from the Harry Potter franchise. Will audiences turn their noses up, or will another fantasy film in this vein rake in the cash without a hitch? Only time will tell.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is slated for a February 12th, 2010 release (That’s the date of  Presidents Day in America for those that don’t know).

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  1. Well we’ll have to see, but my son and wife read all 5 books and enjoyed the a lot.

  2. best bit about this was the advert for district 9 before the trailer lol

  3. well im antcipating the movie. judgeing by the screenshot of olympus and if anyone reads the cast i would be willing to say this isnt a low budget movie.

  4. Damn first of all the District 9 Trailer was neat.
    Second: i did’t read the article first and thought its Peter Jacksons: The Lightning Thief.Haha… sry my bad!

    So jeah ….uhmm…I like the theme so far. =)
    Also with Clash of Titans on the Horizon it’s intersting to see how all the old Gods will look and how different the view of those directors can be.

  5. I read the first couple of books and thought that they were pretty mean so I kinda cant wait for the movie. :D

  6. i read all the books i need to see this movie. greek mythology iz my life nd i am only 15 nd i know that….. i louve Pj & the olympians♥♥♥♥

  7. Gosh every time I see that i get goose bumbs. Just imagining what the movie could become is making me excited!

  8. /copycorrector mode on

    “bear” a passing resemblance.
    not “bare” (unless it’s get naked to look like someone)!

    :D

  9. hi i am a fan of the books and let me just say grover is not black annabeth has blonde hair and is pretty not brown hair and average they dont even look like 6th graders i am one so i would know! i am so disapointed i was hoping that they would get one thing right but they haven’t so far this makes me so angry! what the hell with the elavator glowing and stuff! ugh! this movie is going to make me want to make a picture of twentieth century fox logo and use it as a dart board!

    • hey dont judge 2 hard. I mean I think its also weird to be showing an elevator glow weird right? ut im with you .

  10. not much talking in the trailer.(none at all)I think it’s not gonna be to good just because it isn’t by the auther of the books =)

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