After the jump, you can check out an interview with Medusa herself. Alright, I admit, that was kind of mean. It's an interview with Uma Thurman about her role as Medusa in the upcoming Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. She discusses her attraction to the story as an adventure based in mythology, Medusa's origin in mythology, working with Logan Lerman, and her preparation work with actual snakes. Footage provided by Twentieth Century Fox.
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.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was directed by Chris Columbus and stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Uma Thurman, and Pierce Brosnan.
Lightning strikes theaters on February 12th.