Clash of the Titans isn’t the only movie being released next year that features Greek Gods. Percy Jackson is getting in on the action too. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is based on the book by Rick Riordan and follows a young boy who discovers he is the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. These aren’t just any gods however. Sean Bean plays Zeus, Kevin McKidd plays Poseidon and Steve Coogan plays Hades. We also have Pierce Brosnan as Chiron, Uma Thurman as Medusa and Rosario Dawson as Persephone.
Surprisingly the teaser trailer contains none of these familiar faces. Instead we see Percy Jackson, played by Logan Lerman, inside the Empire state building and he somehow finds himself on the Mount Olympus floor. Easy mistake to make.
The film is directed by Chris Columbus who directed the first two Potter films, so it should be in safe hands. Although i’ll admit the reviews for his most recent film I Love You, Beth Cooper don’t fill me with confidence.