Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Pushed Back to 2010?!
by Alex Billington
July 31, 2008
Disney has decided to move the release of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time from June 19th, 2009 next summer to one year later on May 28th, 2010. The original release date next summer was the same day as Sony's biblical comedy Year One and one week before Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Shifting the release to May 28th now sets the film up for release on Memorial Day weekend, which Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull used to its advantage this year. However, it will now contend with Shrek Goes Fourth, that opens one week earlier, and Marvel's Thor, which opens one week later. No details have been released yet on why the film was pushed back. Is this a smart move?
Prince of Persia is being produced by powerhouse producer Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Donnie Brasco, Mona Lisa Smile and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire helmer Mike Newell, and written by both Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) and one of the game's creators, Jordan Mechner. The film was scheduled to start shooting in July in both Morocco and England, however we don't know if this actually happened or not. Prince of Persia stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, and Alfred Molina. Is this a strategic move on Disney's part or is there something more to this?