Percy Jackson & The Olympians Trailer 2

Though it settles into exactly the same groove as the previously released teaser trailer just half of the way through, the new, second trailer for Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief finally gives us a look at what we want to see – the name-actor stars of the film. There's Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson, Steve Coogan and Sean Bean in here, if rather briefly. I have to say I'm digging Pierce's beard – check it out for yourself in the embed below the break.

The exact provenance of this trailer is mysterious to me, but it appears to have been uploaded to YouTube just yesterday. It very often turns out that such trailers have been captured from DVDs so, does anybody out there know which disc(s) this is on, if any?

Ray Winston, Uma Thurman,Catherine Keener and Joe Pantoliano are still under-wraps as yet but there's plenty of time for another trailer before the film rolls out on February 12th next year.

If you think that the statue of Zeus is true to the likeness of Sean Bean and the busted-up Hades has something of Steve Coogan's look about it, then perhaps you'll also be able to see Kevin McKidd in the sculpted Poseidon. I think I can see Bean in the marble Zeus, but I'm not sure about the other two.

Selling Chris Columbus' involvement might seem halfwitted at best to the film hardcore (at least these days) but that Harry Potter connection will probably translate directly into dollars. Talking of which, here's how I explained the film's premise the last time I covered it:

The premise in the Percy Jackson series is not entirely dissimilar to that of the Potter saga either, with a troubled schoolchild finding out his secret magical heritage and, eventually, stepping into a more wondrous life. Whereas Potter went off to Hogwarts, Jackson can be seen in this very trailer [note: also in this second trailer] taking an elevator to Mount Olympus. Wizards, gods... all the same mumbo jumbo, right? Of course, this paradigm was nesting grandma spider long before the Potter books became so inexplicably successful.

Via The Movie Blog