20th Century Fox has released this new international trailer for the Chris Columbus directed fantasy adventure, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

The movie is set in the 21st century but sees the gods and monsters of Greek mythology come to life, emerging from the pages of Percy Jackson’s school books. Percy then discovers that he is the demigod son of the Greek god, Poseidon, and embarks on a journey across modern-day America with his friends Annabeth, also a demigod, and Grover, a satyr, to save his mother, return Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt, and prevent a war between the gods.

The movie stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman and Ray Winstone, who all add their weight on the acting front. Quite the heady cast there you have to admit. Chris Columbus is good with children’s movie having directed the first two Home Alone and Harry Potter movies.

The trailer looks good, and as a fan of Greek (well really all) mythology I’ll be watching when the movie is released February 12th, 2010.

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