There’s a teaser trailer for Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (holy mouthful) up at MovieFone, and the preview is obviously trying to trade in on the Harry Potter pedigree of director Chris Columbus.
It’s hard to make any calls about the film based on this teaser, which could be all footage shot specifically for the trailer and nothing from the real movie. There’s the Empire State Building, shot in a gooey golden hue for some reason, and then a magical elevator trip to the top of Mount Olympus, which looks quite Hogwartsian. I imagine that the book series upon which the movie is based was heavily influenced by Harry Potter anyway.
Click here to watch the trailer.
There’s another new trailer that trades on Harry Potter in a very funny way:
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey