The trailer for The Lightning Thief film adaptation is out, and challenging wizards and sparkly vampires to a sexy magical hairstyle-off. The new kid's advantage: he's related to Gods. Check out the first look at Percy Jackson's Olympus.
Based on the book by Rick Riordan, this story follows a trendily coiffed youth, who finds out he is part God or something. Then he rides the elevator in the Empire State Building to, presumably, Mount Olympus. In the book, he gets sent on a wild adventure stuck in the middle of a giant God war.
It's got the Harry Potter touch, which is probably due to director Chris Columbus' previous work on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
I love things that fuse reality and fantasy, and I was always jealous of the Potter nods to London, but now New York has it's own secret modern day mythology... and the Empire State Building's employees will forever have to scratch off Omega stickers on their elevators.