By this time next month 20th Century Fox may have a new franchise on their hands. That all of course depends on whether Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief can stand its ground against The Wolfman when it is released on February 12th. It has a lot going for it, having already established a fan base who read the books, as well as having good looking young leads and director Chris Columbus, who kick-started the Harry Potter franchise. There are also Greek Gods and multi-headed fire breathing monsters, which will no doubt appeal to casual movie goers in need of entertainment.
A clip from the movie has made its way online, and in it we see Percy Jackson with his version of Ron and Hermione taking on a Hydra, with their version of magic.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief also stars Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd, Uma Thurman and Rosario Dawson.