Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Teaser

July 14, 2009
Source: AOL

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Damn that is a long title. AOL has just debuted the teaser trailer for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief based on the book by Rick Riordan. 17-year-old Logan Lerman stars as Percy Jackson, a boy who discovers that he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. While this does seem to play a bit more to the younger demographic, the one thing I am excited about is the return of the teaser that barely shows any real footage. Also, don't forget, as dark as this looks, it's actually a comedy - Sean Bean plays Zeus and Steve Coogan plays Hades.

Watch the teaser for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief:

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You can also watch the teaser for Percy Jackson and the Olympians in High Definition on AOL

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is directed by Chris Columbus, of everything from Adventures in Babysitting to Home Alone to Mrs. Doubtfire to Bicentennial Man to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets to the Rent remake to I Love You Beth Cooper from this year. The screenplay was written by Craig Titley of Scooby-Doo and the two Cheaper by the Dozen movies previously. This is based on Rick Riordan's series of children's books. 20th Century Fox is bringing Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief to theaters everywhere on February 12th, 2010 next year. Thoughts?

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miracle disease on Jul 14, 2009


looks good

josh on Jul 14, 2009


I has been teased. 🙂

David Wilson on Jul 14, 2009


Could be another Potter, keep it not to kiddie and we have a potential hit.

Johnny Neat on Jul 14, 2009


The books were so great; I hope the movie(s?) can live up to them.

boriskat on Jul 14, 2009


this could be good...

-Peter- on Jul 14, 2009


Is that the kid from Reign of Fire with Christan Bale?

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 14, 2009


Sean Bean plays Zeus and Steve Coogan plays Hades, nuff' said. sold. # 7 no its Logan Lerman the kid from the Butterfly Effect, and 3:10 to Yuma, to me he looks looks a little bit like Christian Slater. anyone? anyone?

xerxex on Jul 14, 2009


Hey, I thought they were related!  lol 

Happyonna on Sep 24, 2011


Hm...why is everything in NYC? lol

He tries so hard... on Jul 14, 2009


This is intriguing!

Lacey on Jul 14, 2009


even the title looks like Harry Potter lol But it looks very interesting.

solider on Jul 14, 2009


I am Zeus! No, I am Hercules! 🙂 The teaser looks good. Cool special effects and the kid without the glasses looks modern. I think this movie will help Marvel´s THOR movie. Oh no, damn Thor ist nordic and not greek... 🙂

Millus on Jul 14, 2009


ah... why cant Chuck Norris be Zeus?

Millus on Jul 14, 2009


I like Logan Lerman he has a bright career ahead of him.

Fisherr on Jul 14, 2009


#8 Ohhh, that's right. I mixed him up with the Reign of Fire kid when I watched 3:10 to Yuma, too. I guess I could have just IMDB'd it. 😉 Thanks! =)

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 14, 2009


meh... i think?

DoomCanoe on Jul 14, 2009


it looks cool and the castle or whatever it was looked like hogwarts

FrObOy21 on Jul 14, 2009


welcome IMDB was my source. Never lets me down!

xerxex on Jul 14, 2009


Chris Columbus - Director of the two WORST Potter movies. But maybe they will just use him to set up the franchise, thereby guaranteeing every subsequent film a knockout by comparison. His last good film was Mrs. Doubtfire. Remember? Back when Robin Williams was funny....

Drew on Jul 14, 2009


oh, and not a comedy the books are children's fantasy ala Potter. Not sure where you got the comedy reference Mr. Billington. This is NOT "Night at the Museum" type material. If Columbus goes that route with it, many a book fan will disown this film and any further movies. ugh, Columbus.......

Drew on Jul 14, 2009


# 19 what? I'll give you the first HP movie yeah that was not good but his second HP wasn't that bad. Did you forget Home Alone that movie was amazing! ugh, ughers...

Oblong on Jul 14, 2009


Meh. The movie might end up being interesting but the teaser is crap. Even tho it was only a minute long, I was bored halfway through.

Alfredo on Jul 14, 2009


# 19 What's wrong with the first Harry Potter movies? I love them but I don't know about the teaser, it didn't blow me away.

Caitie on Jul 14, 2009


Looks very cool. Effects are great. Definitely will see.

Hyacinth on Jul 14, 2009


Dont want to have any expectations on this just yet. Was hoping someone would make a mt olympus story gods and heroes. I hope this movie is not about a kid saving the world.

Cindarr on Jul 14, 2009


@ #25, Basic premise is close to that, the kid is preventing war between the gods.

Vic on Jul 14, 2009


I love love love the books and this teaser got me soo excited!

????? on Jul 15, 2009


If this is really a comedy, people wont think it is. This trailer reminds me of the Avatar trailer. How it centers around the boy, then shows you this massive geographical standpoint. Ill probably see it.

d on Jul 15, 2009


Oblong, Yup, I remember Home Alone. Great Film. But that came out BEFORE Mrs. Doubtfire, which is, as stated in my original comment, his last good movie. ugh, anti-ughers who can't read.

Drew on Jul 15, 2009


Whoa, the teaser at least looks epic.

Ajax on Jul 15, 2009


omg this looks good im gunna go c this but if the movie is nuthin like the bokk ima sue the director ...............................j.k. lol

quez on Jul 15, 2009


another shitty flick by the looks of the trailer. harry potter has already set the bar. Why eat re-microwaved pizza when you have the fresh stuff coming out of the oven already.

Jason K on Jul 15, 2009


This looks like a bad version of Harry Potter.

tankmaster on Jul 15, 2009


Really...? Mount Olympus... in New York...USA? ...whats wrong with Greece?

Givorden on Jul 15, 2009


ugh the ugher, who ughs at the anti-ugher who can't read! and besides he also directed Nine Months!...oh yeah that movie, win, Drew. Ugh thread fights, that I lose...:(

Oblong on Jul 15, 2009


Oblong, The agony of defeat must be AGONIZING! Sucker! Today's lesson: Don't take someone to task in such a snarky way without reading the comment fully first. Remember that and you'll save face and only get better at thread fights. Which is basically a training ground for marriage. lesson over. I only kid. thanks for playing Oblong. Until we meet again.......

Drew on Jul 16, 2009


haha Drew, way to kick me when I'm down! I love the marriage comparison.

Oblong on Jul 16, 2009


I don't know, this 1st trailer doen't show you much so I can't really say what I think of it yet, but I do like fantasy books so I hope its good... I have a bad feeling it'll be bad though... hope I'm worng. I'm worried about the screenplay...

Fac on Jul 17, 2009


omg it looks awesome. i just hope they don't ruin the books (they're amazing and funny)... AND FOR ALL U SHIT HEADS WHO THINK ITS GONNA BE "a bad version of Harry potter" and "meh.." WELL THINK AGAIN! LOGAN LERMAN IS AWESOME! SO HA... i will definitely see it.

random person on Jul 17, 2009


Why are you people so hyped up about Chris Columbus's interpretation of The Lightning Thief? It's just a movie. It's not going to kill you all. I will see this movie as long as it follows the book's storyline. I don't really care about the characters (since Rick said Annabeth was originally brunette).

Jake on Jul 18, 2009


Last time I checked, Mount Olympus was in Greece, not in the States. And you cannot access it via the Empire State Building lifts. You just sacrifice a white goat. WTF, no respect for the Gods you Yankees. This said, the teaser is... teasing. Let's see what follows.

Alex C. on Jul 24, 2009


The books are great I hope the movie is to.

Sydnee on Jul 28, 2009


I am so excited to watch the movie!:) I love the books and its going to so awesome!!!!!!!!

Sydney Y. on Jul 31, 2009


I read all of the books and can't wait until the movie comes out for each one!!!

Tasany F. on Aug 2, 2009


omg...i think logan lerman is so cute and i am so stoked to seeng the movie on the big screen

thehappypessemist on Aug 4, 2009


do you wanna know who is really good looking in this movie his name is loghan lerman i know i said that already but still! him plus me = love

thehappypessemist on Aug 4, 2009


well love at first i mean

thehappypessemist on Aug 4, 2009


* love at first sight i mean

thehappypessemist on Aug 4, 2009


why doesnt anybody talk any more ^ ^ . . ___

thehappypessemist on Aug 5, 2009


Mmmm I love it when people comment about a movie was a book first. Read the fucking book before you see the movie and stop asking moronic questions *cough* #42. The series is awesome and hopefully the movie will be too.

sarah on Aug 12, 2009


it doesnt look twelve he looks sixteen which means the prophecy already happened

marcus on Aug 14, 2009


This would SUCK as a comedy. ;l If Chris Columbus doesn't do justice to the books, im going to hunt him down and murder him personally.

Eve' on Aug 21, 2009


percy looks like hes in 10th grade when he suppose to be in 6th grade

gabriel on Dec 29, 2009


WHY IS PERCY LIKE 17, HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE 12!!! AND ANNABETH IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE CURLY BLONDE HAIR!!! Grover is ok but, every one else doesnt match there character! posidon is skinny, =( i imagined him to be a bit bulkier. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD!!!

aliya on Jan 15, 2010


I finished reading the book the other day and well i wanted to read it before watching the movie... and i gotta be honest it kinda sucked.... I mean it was alright.. But now im reading the reviews and it seems to me like its just the same as the book... they could have changed it a little to make it better.. gotta say im a lil disappointed

Nancy on Feb 17, 2010

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