A new trailer has appeared online for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, an adaptation of a series of fantasy books written by Rick Riordan. The film is about a teenage boy called Percy, who one day learns that he is the son of the god Poseidon. He then sets out on a quest to settle a war between the Greek gods.
The first teaser trailer for Percy Jackson debuted a few months ago and was exactly that – a teaser. It was understandable at the time that they didn’t show that much, but it was important that the next trailer give us a lot more. And although they haven’t given us as much as I’d hoped for, the new trailer still provides more of a glimpse into this fantasy world, including showing us some of the large, diverse cast that includes Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson and Steve Coogan. Check out the latest trailer below:
Even if that doesn’t look all that deep or meaningful, the movie still looks like a decent enough fantasy adventure, with plenty of different famous faces filling the Greek god roles of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades (to name a few). I just wonder if the debated Harry Potter similarities will hurt or help the film at the box office. People may see the similarities to HP and see Percy Jackson based on that principle, while others might just want to wait for the next Potter flick to hit theaters. Although I think Percy Jackson will do decently at the box office, I can’t help but think that Potter will affect it negatively at least somewhat.
What do you think of the second Percy Jackson trailer? Do you think it will make a lot at the box office or fail because people will see it as inferior compared to the Harry Potter franchise?
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief stars Logan Lerman (from Gamer), Pierce Brosnan (as Chiron), Sean Bean (Zeus), Rosario Dawson (Persephone), Uma Thurman (Medusa), Kevin McKidd (Poseidon), Ray Winstone (Ares), Steve Coogan (Hades) and Melina Kanakaredes (Athena). It is scheduled to hit theaters on February 12th, 2010.