Sunday, April 25, 2010

Percy Jackson, the Olympians and the Lightning Thief (2010)

Trouble-prone Percy Jackson is having problems in high school – but that’s the least of his challenges. It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. Percy has learned that his real father is Poseidon, god of the sea, which means Percy is a demigod – half human, half god. At the same time, Zeus, the king of all gods, has accused Percy of stealing Zeus’ lightning bolt…the original weapon of mass destruction.

Now, Percy must prepare for the adventure of a lifetime, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Fox 2000 Pictures presents “Percy Jackson, The Olympians and The Lightning Thief,” the big screen adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s #1 New York Times bestseller, The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson & the Olympians. The first of five books in Riordan’s series (the final installment, The Last Olympian, hit bookshelves in May 2009) was published in 2005 and won several awards, including a New York Times Notable Book honor of that year; Best Book of 2005 from both the School Library Journal and Child Magazine; and a 2006 Bluebonnet Award nomination from the Texas Library Association.

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