First Real Footage from Disney's Prince of Persia Movie!
Even though we won't be seeing Disney's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time this summer (as originally planned), we'll most likely at least have a good trailer to hold us over until next year. But our very first look at footage from this video game adaptation comes from an ABC special interview with Jerry Bruckheimer, as uploaded to YouTube (via SlashFilm) this weekend. We've heard plenty about this (and seen some photos), but this is our first look at any real footage and even I'm impressed. The scale of it looks pretty incredible and so far it looks great - the action, the style, everything. Can't wait to see the trailer!
In the film, Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal), a young prince in sixth century Persia, must join forces with Tamina (Gemma Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess, to prevent a villainous nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 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 one of the game's original creators, Jordan Mechner, amongst a handful of other prominent screenwriters. Disney has pushed the release date back all the way to May 28th, 2010 next summer.