A while back we brought you a small teaser trailer for the upcoming fantasy adaptation of Percy and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The new trailer makes its debut on the recently released X-Men Origins: Wolverine DVD, which hit shelves this past Tuesday.
The film centers on “Poseidon’s son, a 12-year-old boy, who sets out on a quest in present-day America to rescue his mother, return Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt and prevent a civil war from erupting among the gods.” The film is brought to you from the people behind Harry Potter so get ready for some phantasmic fun.
Obviously from the trailer, Percy is not portrayed by a 12 year old boy. Despite that error, the rest of the cast is what makes me interested in seeing this film. The gods alone are an impressive bunch. The trio of godly brothers will feature Sean Bean as Zeus, Kevin McKidd as Poseidon, and Steve Coogan as Hades. On the lady’s front, Uma Thurman as Medusa, Rosario Dawson as Persephone, and Melina Kanakardes as Athena.
As long as it doesn’t come off as ridiculously campy, I’m willing to give this movie a chance. I love Greek mythology so it has an automatic in with me.
What do you think of the second trailer for Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief?