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Michael Bay Directing Bruckheimer's Prince of Persia Movie!

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April 14, 2007
Source: IESB.net

In an exciting announcement today, IESB.net broke the news that Transformers director Michael Bay will again team up with Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer in the Disney film adaptation of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. This power duo has teamed up before on such epic movies as Bad Boys I & II, The Rock, Armageddon, and Pearl Harbor, and this time I see them pulling out one hell of an awesome franchise.

Prince of Persia Movie
Michael Bay (L) and Jerry Bruckheimer (R)

The film adaptation of the video game series from Ubisoft has been announced since late February, and a few early concept art images appeared online as well. Disney has putting this film on the forefront as its next big franchise after Pirates of the Caribbean (that is, if it really ends this May 25th, I don't think it will). Having played the game myself, I'm looking forward to this franchise almost even more than I am the next Pirates of the Caribbean.

For those unfamiliar with it, the video game follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world. It's set in medieval Persia, Earth's mightiest and most mysterious kingdom, which I know will already provide lush backdrops just as it did in the game. It received numerous Game of the Year awards and has become a best-selling title. The original creator of the game, Jordan Mechner, stated at an earlier date:

"Rather than do a straight beat-for-beat adaptation of the new videogame, we're taking some cool elements from the game and using them to craft a new story - much as 'Pirates' [of the Caribbean] did with the theme park ride."

On that note… I'm going to go fire up The Sands of Time and play through the beautiful game yet again. The film is eyeing a summer of 2009 release.

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  • Willy
    Rachel Specter (the RGX girl) should be Cast as Fara
  • Bruce Darren Acosta
    PRINCE OF PERSIA MOVIE PLUS ONIMUSHA. Disney Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer will be making the Prince Of Persia,the game creator will be writing the script and the film will be release in 2009. Christophe Gans will direct Onimusha and Takeshi Kaneshiro will reprise his role as Samanosuke, Davis Films and Japan's Gaga Communications will be producing the film and John Collee and Lesley Kruger writing the script is a mistake,Gans should had hire two Japanese screenwriters Hirohisa Soda and Choko Sakai to write the script for the movie. Onimusha will be filmed in China and Japan.Paul WS Anderson and Sylvain White are working on the Castlevania movie on rewriting the script,the plot will be based on the original Castlevania game. Thank You All. BRUCE ACOSTA AUSTRALIA.
  • Zarif K. Sadiqi will be perfect for the prince He is persian/afghan actor and model and looks exactly like the prince of persia http://img7.modelmayhem.com/070405/02/4614984159986.jpg http://img7.modelmayhem.com/070509/00/4641496900f5e.jpg http://img7.modelmayhem.com/070405/02/46149385e6819.jpg
  • I am Persian ... I hope this movie show the real Persia , Not the persia we saw in 300 ... It was great with a great king in the name of Cyrus the great ... So I just wish the best for producers . Please be honest with history .
  • Tom
    The real persia? Here is a tip no one really knows the REAL persia, anything based off of stories, and writing will always be fabricated. So go ahead and start hating this movie now. We all know that once it is made, you will boycott it with the rest of your E-persian friends, because it made you look inferior. Here is another tip for you, if you are going to make references to the 300 persians then dont. Everyone knows that Xerxes and his army which was persian, since xerxes was persian (ofcourse you know that right) tried to conquer the world, and did a fairly good job at it. No matter how you try and portray it, Xerxes and his era was infact an ERA in a the kingdom that was persia. So you cant have the other stories, without the evil time of persias history. Everyone has bad times in their pasts, but guess what? Those stories during the good times sucked, and would make boring movies. So to sum up my mini book, stfu and quit being a baby, ohh boohoo someone portrayed my ancestors, exactly like how they were during that time :(
  • Raine
    ROFLMAO! I don't care how historically accurate it is, really. It's a MOVIE based on a GAME. It's not supposed to be accurate. It's supposed to be entertaining.
  • well my comment is for the story of the movie, i hope its like the story from game not to different enought! because the gamer hates if the stories in the game and movie soo different, thanks a bunch. please forgive me if my english typing is bad.
  • ilia rosa
    AISHWARYA RAI SHOULD PLAY THE ROLE OF PHARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Leanne
    I cannot wait!!!! I love the games...love the setting....the characters....the story....everything!!!! and with these directors teaming up, it will be fantastic!!!!! I just wish i hadn't found out so early...i wont be able to get it off my mind until i see it!! IT'S GONNA KILL ME!!!!!
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  • Tom is an idiot
    Amazing, you must be a idiot, wait a second, the idiot would be insulted if he found out you were categorized as he did, read a book! hope you know how to read. The reasons why the Persians attacked Greece was retaliation against what the Greek armada did in Sardis, , Darius started the attack without tactics whatsoever. But this was for Ionia to be freed. Next, is the fact if there a million Persian soldiers at that time, than may be, the Persian population of this year is a billion like China, the Persian Army at that time relied on mercenaries to complete its conquest. The Persians were militarily weak in the infantry that is why the Greeks were badasses in in the infantry. I am Greek, and the damn movie destroyed history for both people, how I wish they used how we really stalled them in battle using, the way of the land and etcetera, damn Frank Miller for adding this nonsense where we throw children if they are sickly and deformed, he made us look like racists as well. But frank miller has always been a homophone and a racist, cant blame him for that, right Tom!
  • The Real reason the main character or characters of anything are white is becaues 1 HOLLYWOOD IS RACIST and 2 NO MATTER WHAT TYPE OF MOVIE THE MINORITY WILL ALWAYS..... ALWAYS DIE FIRST The show LOST is living PROOF that I'm right!!!!!!!!!
  • Jewsareracist
    Hollywood Jewish direct are something aren't they. Racists. White = hero. Black = monster villian. I get it. Racist POS. When will people stop throwing their money at these racist institution.
  • Farrah
    Our family will not watch Walt DiKKKney's latest exercise in cultural imperialism.

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