UPDATE: Disney's Prince of Persia NOT Coming in Digital 3D
Disney just keeps the hits coming out of D23. Casting bits and project announcements galore have filled our pages, but now a project that is already in post-production gets some big news. Disney's big upcoming video game adaptation Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will be given a full fledged 3-D release. This was first brought to the attention of the folks at ComingSoon when a poster for Prince of Persia appeared on a display highlighting all the 3-D Disney release coming up. This was confirmed by on-site Disney reps, but it's important to note that since the film was not shot in 3-D, this will be done entirely in post-production.
After the huge box office success that Disney's G-Force had with the added bonus of screening in 3-D (the Bruckheimer production has score $169 million worldwide to date) I'm sure that Disney is ready to shove just about everything into the third dimension. Studios should be careful moving forward though, because I can see people getting bored with 3-D if everything under the sun will be flying at our faces in theaters. 3D needs to add something to the moviegoing experience and not just be a schtick that we'll get sick of soon. Especially when most people already get tired of wearing glasses for 90 minutes. What do you guys think?
UPDATE: We just received an e-mail from a Disney representative who says the Prince of Persia is NOT going to be released as a 3-D feature. It seems strange that the poster image was included on another poster with all the other Disney 3-D releases though. We're trying to find out if there's anymore to this story, so we'll keep you posted as it develops!
Reader Feedback - 30 Comments
I think casting Jake Gyllenhall caused Prince of Persia to lose any type of respect it could have had. Maybe it's because I can't stand him, but I don't think most people care for him all that much. He seems miscast in this role
Rorschach90 on Sep 13, 2009
i concur. too much 3D. this gimmick will run its course unless it gets perfected. that may or may not happen in the near future.
lego on Sep 13, 2009
Why? 3D is a gimmick...This film is slowly degrading. Is that an actual picture from the film? If so why teh blue blazes is he wearing a LEATHER JACKET!!!!!! and LEATHER PANTS!!!!!!
xerxex on Sep 13, 2009
I'm already sick of 3D. I think its just a ploy to charge an extra 5 bucks and make more money. 3D really didn't do anything for me when I saw UP and Ice Age 3 in 3D.
????? on Sep 13, 2009
#1 honestly , i think ur wrong about people not caring about him being casted, he is a good actor and i hear the same from lots of people... on topic, i havent seen a 3D movie, could care less about it, give me a regular screening as long as its a good script and good acting over it any day
ray on Sep 13, 2009
Now we know the REAL reason for the delay in the release of the movie. I don't think the technology has been pushed far enough for it to be worth watching a movie in 3D. I am told The Avatar does but who really knows if that movies is actually entertaining to watch at the end of the day?! I think I will stick to the regular, 2D version for this one.
Ron on Sep 13, 2009
Slowly degrading was a little harsh. But is he wearing a leather jacket and leather pants?
xerxex on Sep 13, 2009
Xerxes, it could be cloth pants and jacket, imo. But apparently there is a lot of water involved in that scene. Maybe that's why it's so shiny and appears leathery? One can only hope. >.<
SuicidalOptimist on Sep 13, 2009
why the hate towards gyllenhaal? he's a decent actor...and the role of the prince of persia doesnt require much, other than being fit and looking persian....he qualifies, no?
yes on Sep 13, 2009
I think it's just because he's wet that his jacket and pants look like leather. I won't make an opinion till I see a trailer. I happen to like Gyllenhaal though.
Sabes on Sep 13, 2009
I'm willing to put aside the fact that Gyllenhall is about as Persian as I am, because frankly, Hollywood's been casting white people as *insert ethnicity here* since the dawn of cinema, who expects them to stop now? If we really want to be picky about movies like this, we could ask why aren't they pulling a "The Passion of the Christ" and filming it in the Persian language. But, seriously.... what is up with his outfit in that picture? I am seriously worried for this film now. He looks like an Indiana Jones knockoff from a porn film.
Lana on Sep 13, 2009
just saw a much better trailer for the twilight sequel new moon....its probably just edited good, because i thought the first one sucked, but this one.....i dunno check it out....http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/13/new-new-moon-trailer-cree_n_284927.html?show_comment_id=30927662#comment_30927662
me on Sep 13, 2009
I have had mixed experiences with 3-D. While it seems to increase the quality of the images, I absolutely hate having to wear those glasses. I wonder if there are any negative physiological effects caused by 3-D movies. Whenever I put on those glasses I just keep thinking about the movie "The Jerk" with Steve Martin, and how his invention has some unintended side-effects.
Peter Parker on Sep 13, 2009
aint that the guy who was in "take-it-in-the-ass mountain"?
Nighthawk on Sep 13, 2009
SuicidalOptimist I think you're right, I was a little afraid for a second, whew!
xerxex on Sep 13, 2009
I agree #3. He looks like a back up dancer for Cher.
Stevo on Sep 14, 2009
It's not leather its because it's wet I'm pretty sure... All that aside I'm going to reserve judgment until it gets released or at least a trailer of some kind.
TKaihea on Sep 14, 2009
I think maybe newcomer 'Anton Kasabov' would have done some justice who will be seen in Tekken Movie as Sergei Dragunov. He looks WAY better than the guy whos playing it now. Perhaps they could get him in Assassins Creed film!!
Fearl3ss on Sep 14, 2009
Seriously, it's one freakin picture, shut the eff up. 3D is a stupid fad that will hopefully wear off soon.
branden on Sep 14, 2009
This is actually good news. As #1 said, Jake Gyllenhaal is sadly miscast as he normally is in most moving pictures, and by miscast I mean wrong career.
Jon the Rob-ot on Sep 14, 2009
Dim_one on Sep 14, 2009
that photo is ridiculous... it looks like a fashion ad
Kevin on Sep 14, 2009
But Jake Gyllenhaal DOES look like the Prince of Persia in the video games.
SS on Sep 15, 2009
He was a real prick to Gemma. FACT.
wep on Sep 15, 2009
Good. I'd rather watch regular movies instead of gimmick ones.
no3dforyou on Sep 15, 2009
Guh. This might have been good if it were 2-D... if it had some sort Aladdin like style. Or even Live action would have been awesome. But ANOTHER frickin' 3-D craptaster-piece? The story had better be amazing.. because most Prince of Persia games don't have one in the first place, and 3-D is not going to save it >_>
Jacynta on Sep 15, 2009
i think the main reason dont like jake as the prince of persia is the fact that he took it up the ass from the joker? lollz
SkyNet on Sep 15, 2009
So when are YOU coming out, SkyNet?
iknowyouregay on Sep 15, 2009
Thank God!!! 3-D is so dumb it completly ruins movies!! I personally hate 3-D and cant wait for this 3-D fad to go away.
Nick on Sep 21, 2009
Rorschach90: What are you talking about? Jake Gyllenhaal is the hottest guy on the planet, and a great actor, too. You live in a fantasy world if you think he's not popular.
fangirl on May 18, 2010
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