Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), a young demigod (half-human, half-god) who undertakes the adventure of a lifetime © 20th Century Fox, Photo: Doane Gregory

Soon your really be able to judge if this is indeed a substitute for Harry Potter. In the mean time here are a gallery of pictures to wet your interest.

The official details…

It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.

US and UK release February 12, 2010
Australia release February 11, 2010