Two Stylish Posters for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

July 20, 2009
Source: Empire

Prince of Persia Posters

Last week the first official photo from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was finally unveiled. This week we finally have the first two posters from the movie as well (via Empire). These look a bit more like magazine covers than posters, but maybe that's the look they're going for. I think Disney really wants to try and sell this as a modernized, energetic action movie. And you know what, considering this is the one time I think a video game movie could turn out great and be a huge hit, I'm fine with them doing whatever they need to get audiences into theaters next summer. Oh yea, let's not forget, this isn't out for another year.

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Based on the very popular series of videogames, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the 'rogue prince' Dastan and Gemma Arterton as the 'mysterious princess' Tamina (both seen above), who reluctantly team up to safeguard an ancient dagger that could release the Sands of Time, allowing its possessor to reverse time and rule the world. Mike Newell, of Donnie Brasco, Pushing Tin, Mona Lisa Smile, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire previously, is directing the movie. Jordan Mechner, one of the creators of the video game, has been working closely on the script and development of this as well.

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I dunno if I like that second one. Feels like a magazine cover haha

Nate on Jul 20, 2009


This is really starting to look like the director and writer actually care for this adaptation, which is good.

Xerxex on Jul 20, 2009


haha holy shit...honestly I don't think it could look any worse. Your SOOOO right about it looking like a magazine cover. They even made the font american!! I hope to god this movie bombs...cause if it doesn't more crap like this will be put out.

rblitz on Jul 20, 2009


I think it will be a fun movie but the marketing sucks so far.

Richard on Jul 20, 2009


Walt Disney?? I thought it should be a loinsgate or something.

d on Jul 20, 2009


The second one looks like a magazine cover, the first one is just fine =p

Robbie on Jul 20, 2009


#4 ? what marketing the film doesn't come out for like a year lol

nelson on Jul 20, 2009


The marketing has been crap. They're missing out on Comic-Con and putting out a teaser for the summer movie season. Their next big chance to grab eyeballs is around Christmas. All the big blockbusters (Iron Man, TDK, TF2, Potter, etc) do marketing a year or more out. Starting the push this fall/winter will give POP half the usual marketing time. Why they've been dragging their feet is a big industry mystery.

MegaMan on Jul 20, 2009


ROFLMAO!!! Alex thinks this game movie will be a hit? Now where the heck did that idea come from? Seriously? How? First off it's Disney and it's Prince of Persia. Do you play games Alex? Those two do not go together. That's like Disney and Pulp Fiction...oh, wait.............

Tra la la la la di da on Jul 20, 2009


Just over 8 months until release may seem like a long time to you and me, but in movie terms it's right around the corner. Of the big movies, only Avatar has been slower out of the gate. But Avatar is directed by James Cameron and will revolutionize cinema so it can get away with that. Prince of Persia is directed by Mike Newell and is the latest video game movie, so maybe following the Avatar strategy isn't the best idea for them.

Avatar: Prepare for Greatness! on Jul 20, 2009


rated PG: for the bullshit....

Stan 'The Viewers Choice' Morrow (Facebookme!!!) on Jul 20, 2009


Let's not forget that Disney put out Pirates of the Caribbean. I don't know much about the game besides the images I see around the web and the box in the store. As "one of those" people, I look forward to this movie.

Lacee on Jul 20, 2009


the game is'nt ultra violent or anything it is a fun platofrmer game lots of good action and wall climbing disney is perfect for this

nelson on Jul 20, 2009


Might have been ok if not for the fact that Gyllenhaal is the star and that Disney is doing it. I'll pass. Even G.I. Joe looks better, and that's really sad.

Rorschach90 on Jul 20, 2009


That is fucking hideous typography.

Henry Jones Sr. on Jul 20, 2009


Alex you are forgetting about Mortal Kombat 1, Resident Evil and Tomb Raider. all of those became pretty huge hits. not saying they were good but they were huge hits... other then MK1 of course that movie was a huge hit and was perfect cinematic art. ha and in the game when you kill people they turn to sand. If they do that then hell yes its only PG. ill judge it when the trailer arrives.

DoomCanoe on Jul 20, 2009


#15 NO! This is the lamest promo I have ever seen. Wheres the gold? It's all in "Kingdom Of Heaven"grey scale. There's nothing about these pics that say Prince or Persia. IRAN could use some cheering up right now,but this shit here is gonna make them want to nuke us for real.

JEFFREY on Jul 20, 2009


Whats up with the credits on the posters??? This is all fake if u ask me...

Enola on Jul 20, 2009


Maybe just maybe Alex is saying it will be a hit and i agree with him because it is a disney film and a Jerry Bruckheimer Production. With a good director in Mike Newel and a good actor in the lead in JG and the game has the makings to be the next POTC.

nelson on Jul 20, 2009


The first poster is alright, even if the font is terrible and the color is boring. At least it shows the main character. The second one might as well be the cover of the new Vogue. I always loved the games. They were a lot of fun and really entertaining. I am not sure if Gyllenhaal was the right choice, seeing how he can't really look badass and fierce due to his puppy dog eyes. But he already starts growing on me. Maybe the first real trailer will help me make an actual decision.

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 20, 2009


Plus the woman in the second poster looks like Rumer Willis. Bleeeaaaagh.

Henry Jones Sr. on Jul 20, 2009


jake actually looks the part, thats a good sign

L on Jul 20, 2009


I like that they didn't use yet another Trajan or "exotic" font, that's so 5 years ago. I like the look of these. Contempoarary and cool. Great photography, sexy and fun.

LINKFX on Jul 20, 2009


The font is terribly generic and the bleached out look says "Perfume ad". This is what failure looks like.

Chris on Jul 20, 2009


Meh... I don't have high hopes for this film

Ajax on Jul 20, 2009


Everyone should chilll. Noone knows if it's gonna be good or not. So far it looks legit to me. It still has about a year till it's release. So why don't you all just wait till the trailer? & then you fire off.

David on Jul 20, 2009


#22 Have you even seen rumor willis?!? Google both girls and you can't even compare the two. rumor looks like a retarded defective Demi Moore. Gemma is fucking gorgeous.

In_rainbows on Jul 20, 2009


Did you think she looked like rumor willis when she was Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace? I sure didn't.

In_rainbows on Jul 20, 2009


I don't like them really. He looks kind of smooshed. O.o

Sabes on Jul 20, 2009


Gemma Arterton ex BOND girl..... wow she is getting around she is also in Clash of the Titans gonna watch this because I played the game.......................

SHANEDAV on Jul 20, 2009


Dayumn...they got the costume down to a tee

Jaf on Jul 20, 2009


Also, I think the plain fonts are in subtle, subtle good taste In a world of stereotypical fonts (go to your standard Chinese restaurant for example) Disney did something went a different route

Jaf on Jul 20, 2009


"That is fucking hideous typography. - Henry Jones Sr. on Jul 20, 200" Yep. Someone else mentioned he thought the posters were fakes and I think it's true. These look fake, fake, fake. You think the pros at Disney would slap together something so amateurish? No way. This is crude photoshop work. Just you wait and see. Tomorrow, word will come out that these are fan made fakes.

Donna on Jul 20, 2009


seriously? you guys think this is going to fail? you obviously haven't heard of one of the most successful franchises ever Pirates of the Caribbean. They share the same producer and an equal or even better Director. Disney will laugh in your face all the way to the bank

Jack Sparrow on Jul 20, 2009


omg. people are complaining about the font in a poster. THAT means the film is gonna suck. really F'ing stupid.

Aaron on Jul 20, 2009


So it's true! The credits really are gibberish

Jaf on Jul 20, 2009


Honestly I think they pussied out on the PG rating but yeah it is disney....but man that first poster almost looks like a poster for the game. The least I can say is that there staying loyal to the game the way its looking and not like im expecting this to be a masterpiece, but maybe it will start a trend for actual good game to film adaptations.

Cody on Jul 20, 2009


this might be a decent c average video game film which is actually a A+ for video game movies haha

Darren on Jul 21, 2009


In General Every Movie Based On A Video Game Is Destined To Be Fail , But Maybe Just Maybe This Movie Will Not , I Checked The Cast And It's Pretty Solid One With Molina & Kingsley Among Others , Bruckheimer In The Production Side That's Good For Every Movie . I Heard People Complaining About The Main Characters Not Being Ethnic , I Think That Should Not Be An Issue Because Gyllenhaal & Arterton Are Good Actors And Their Performances Will Make The Audience Forget About That . All In All The Movie Will Probably Do Some Damage At The Box Office , I Have No Idea What The Plot Is Going To Be About , I Am Not Familiar With The Game Series So I Can't Say How Good Or Bad It Will Turn Out To Be .

Dan on Jul 21, 2009


Looking forward to this, i'm only disappointed that the costume of the "prince" seems to be "Warrior Within'" orientated. That was the second game and worst of the series. They tried to be more interesting for a new clientele by using a darker look and (Nu?)Metal Soundtrack. It was boring. The Sands of Time and the last game on the other hand were really entertaining games mixing a (pseudo) oriental atmosphere with nice action and platform elements. I hope the movie will catch the atmosphere and the action. And like the games the movie have not to be really "persian". That was always only a trick to play with your imagination...

Jon on Jul 21, 2009


#15 THANK YOU!! I was like am I the only one who notices the HORRENDOUS typography?? The fonts dont feel like they are saying prince of persia at all, they should have used the type from the games or something close to it. WHY did they chose to use the worst prince of persia (warrior within) as a means for a movie (dark knight effect probably)?! Oh and for all those who think Jake looks the part, well any buff guy actor in the costume would prob look like the Prince. Why didn't they use an actual Persian, ohhh riight.

Pete on Jul 21, 2009


since when did the prince of persia go disney how are goin 2 make a movie out of a franchise where the last 2 games were rated M that doesnt sound like disney 2 me

Walker on Jul 21, 2009


Awful. What the hell is up with the fonts? Lazy marketing dept.

Moe on Jul 21, 2009


i think people are just acting pathetic by ripping this movie apart just by the poster i mean give me a break its jerry bruckhiemer people give it a chance until u see a trailer ok as for me i think it looks good but could've been a lot better

alan on Jul 22, 2009


I kind of like the posters.

Fisherr on Jul 22, 2009


Maybe Prince of Persia is supposed to look manly but do they really need to make Jake Gillenhaal to be manly and be like a character right out of 300?

AprilCoolsDay on Jul 25, 2009


The nice thing about sequels to successful games is that all the rough edges are buffed out, and The Two Thrones honors its graceful hero with impeccable controls and design.

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