Quantcast
Prince of Persia movie unlocks "release date" achievement - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Prince of Persia movie unlocks "release date" achievement


12:50 AM on 06.09.2007
Prince of Persia movie unlocks



The film adaptation of Prince of Persia has finally gotten a release date of July 10th, 2009. As of right now, that seems appropriate, considering the film is supposed to be a summer blockbuster, but has yet to get any actors or a director. As of now, it has been rumored that Michael Bay would direct the film, but that's just rumors.

The film has been sitting around for a while -- it's been mentioned back in my original "Upcoming video game movies" post. Quoth IGN:

The Prince of Persia movie has been in development at Walt Disney Pictures since 2004, with the game's creator Jordan Mechner having penned a script with screenwriter John August supervising.

Now, those are words I like to hear as well. The fact that the script is mainly being written by the game's creator is more good than bad. I mean, there's the fact that 80% of the game, save for the beginning and end, are just hack 'n slash and puzzle solving, but otherwise, it means that he will better understand what people liked about the game, and thus focus on and adapt more of that into the movie.

The director will make a big impact on how this ends up, but at least with Jerry Bruckheimer producing this, it means that money won't be much of a consideration when it comes to who they'll be getting for the film.

[Thanks, Adam!]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Hollywood

3:15 PM on 11.01.2014
Gollum's Andy Serkis joins the cast of Mike Bithell's Volume

Volume is the upcoming retelling of the Robin Hood myth from Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell. One of the first voice actors cast for the game was former Dtoid reviews editor Jim Sterling in the role of (Friar) Tuck. I'm...more



9:30 PM on 10.01.2014
The Angry Birds movie now has a star-studded celebrity voice cast

The Angry Birds movie is not only a real thing, but it seems as though production is well underway, with a cavalcade of celebrity voice talent just announced today. The Columbia Pictures film will be directed by Clay Katis of...more



2:30 PM on 09.05.2014
Shadow of the Colossus movie lives on with a new director

Mama director Andrés Muschietti has been tapped for Shadow of the Colossus now that previous director Josh Trank (Chronicle) is busy with Fantastic Four and Star Wars, reports Deadline. We've had years to warm up to th...more



View all Hollywood






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more