On Tuesday, I traveled out to Jerry Bruckheimer Productions in Santa Monica to check out the trailer for the upcoming Prince of Persia film adaptation. In case you haven't been keeping up with it, the movie is based on the Sands of Time trilogy, and it features the famous gay cowboy Jake Gyllenhaal as the titular prince.
Hit the jump for some thoughts and details on the trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
The opening shot stuck in my mind pretty clearly, but perhaps for an unintended reason. It showed Gyllenhaal standing at the end of a wood outcropping on the roof of a building, which reminded me more of Assassin's Creed than Prince of Persia. Of course, Assassin's Creed borrowed a lot of gameplay cues from the Prince of Persia games, so it is a bit of a moot point.
After watching the trailer, several other members of the gaming press seemed fairly excited for it. Rightfully so, as it does everything a good action movie trailer should -- it features fantastic locations, impossible stunts, a brief overview of an interesting story, and a hint of romance. This author isn't about to let his guard down though; I've only upgraded myself from "skeptical" about it to "cautiously optimistic."
It's not normal for a man to write a 2,000 page script or direct a 10+ hour film, so I can't blame David Cage if all of Beyond: Two Souls isn't golden. Realizing how this strains developer Quantic Dream's game director, co-CE...more
Today on The Destructoid Show, we discuss Grand Theft Auto V's KIFFLOM and Epsilonism, The Endless Summer, a mysterious new Bethesda title that's popped up on the Australian Ratings Classification Board, and Ratchet &am...more
I recently had the chance to shoot the sitcom spec pilot posted above with some friends of mine, a project which dredged up a lot of thoughts on how nerds are portrayed in the media. See, I've always had a big problem with t...more