I’ve never actually played the more recent Prince of Persia games, but if it’s anything like this trailer I’m kind of excited. For those that don’t know, the movie is based upon the video game of the same name, though the original was released in 1989. The movie however is based on the newer versions of the game which are supposed to really great.
The movie reminds me of Aladdin, but here’s how Wikipedia sums it up:
Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a street urchin in 6th century Persia. After showing valor in battle, he is adopted by the king as his heir, so the king’s two sons will not fight over the throne. He teams up with Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) to rescue the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that controls time, from the hands of the villainous nobleman, Nizam (Ben Kingsley).
In my opinion this movie has two good things going for it. The first is that it’s being released by Disney and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the teams behind Pirates of the Caribbean. I really enjoyed all of the Pirates movies, especially the third one, so I’m hoping this film will be in the same “it’s fun, don’t over think it” genre. Second is that it’s being directed by Mike Newell who also directed the fourth Harry Potter film. He’s got a really great style and I think it really shines in the trailer.
The film is going to be released on May 28th, 2010, so it’s not too far away.