Is 'Percy Jackson' the Next 'Harry Potter'?

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With just two more Harry Potter films left, the world needs a brand-new hero to obsess over -- and Percy Jackson just might be it.

Much like what happened with the HP novels, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a film adaptation of Rick Riordan's fantasy series, the first of five books about a 12-year-old boy who finds out he's the son of the Greek god Poseidon. Percy is soon accused of stealing Zeus' master lightning bolt and must return it before a massive war between the gods goes down.

Percy is sent to Camp Half-Blood, a place for kids with a Greek god parent, and also has two best friends: Annabeth Chase, daughter of the goddess Athena, and Grover Underwood, a satyr. Annabeth and Grover give Hermione and Ron a run for their money as they help Percy on his quest to to find Zeus' lightning bolt before it's too late.

Percy Jackson is played by Logan Lerman, who has been nominated for several awards in his career -- and he's only 18! In fact, the California native celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday. As we've seen with Daniel Radcliffe, a magical and engaging series has the power to make you an instant star, so If all goes well, we think the 'The Lightning Thief' could do the same thing for Logan.
Check out the trailer for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief below, which opens in theaters nationwide on February 12.


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