Logan Lerman recently sat down with Movieline to chat about his upcoming movie, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and why it’s one of the coolest movies ever. Check out what the 17-year-old had to say:
On working with an all-star cast as Greek Gods: “The most nerve-wracking thing about this movie was ‘Are we gonna get a great cast or not?’ I was signed on before everybody else, and what really attracted me to the movie was getting to work with Chris Columbus, because heâ€™s one of the most awesome filmmakers ever. He made the first two Harry Potters, he wrote The Gooniesâ€¦heâ€™s just contributed so much to what makes me want to be in this business.”
On Uma Thurman as Medusa: “she came in and she was so excited to do this role, and I was dying to work with her. She gives such a chilling performance in this movie. The way she looks, she has this really long leathery outfit with crazy snakes coming out all over her head, hissing. Iâ€™m horrible at explaining it, but thatâ€™s because itâ€™s like nothing Iâ€™ve seen before.”
On what you can look forward to in the film: “Iâ€™m gonna try to not give that much away, and Iâ€™m really bad at that. [Laughs] For me, the thing about this film is that it brings back the feeling of Back to the Future, for me. The feeling, the tone of that movie, is what this is for me. Itâ€™s full of iconic action sequences, great actors, it has all the elements and technique put together to be an amazing film. Iâ€™ve seen a lot of cut-together footage and a lot of sample effects, and itâ€™s just mind-blowing, this movie. If you want something to look forward to, thereâ€™s this insane aerial battle in New York City with Zeusâ€™s lightning bolts, pretty much end-of-the-world stuff, and itâ€™s just the coolest battle scene ever. All I have to say about Percy Jackson is that, from what Iâ€™ve seen, is itâ€™s really one of the coolest movies ever. Itâ€™s going to blow people away, and not many people know about it just yet.”
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief hits theaters on February 12, 2010. Check out the trailer!
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