Director Chris Columbus, the famed auteur behind Harry Potter and Home Alone, steps back into the fantasy realm with Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Adapted from the novel by Rick Riordan, Logan Lerman stars as Percy Jackson, an awkward teen who learns he is the son of Poseidon and that the gods of Mount Olympus are real. When Zeus blames Percy for the theft of his precious lightning bolt, Jackson and pals must recover the stolen item or risk an all out war between the gods. We recently caught up with the cast and crew behind the film, including star Logan Lerman, his director Chris Columbus, and co-stars Pierce Brosnan, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, and Kevin McKidd. To watch our exclusive video featurette, click on the clip below:

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 adapts to his newly discovered status as a demi-god (his father is Poseidon), he finds himself caught between the battling titans of Mt. Olympus. 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. directed by Chris Columbus and starring Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman, and Ray Winstone, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief opens this Friday, February 12th, in theaters across the country.

Julian Roman