Prince of Persia film shoots this summer

Jerry Bruckheimer's cinematic take on Ubisoft's acrobatic action franchise to begin filming in Morocco in mid-June.

SIDEBAR: The Prince of Persia is one step closer to a shot at becoming Hollywood royalty. After preproduction on the film version of Ubisoft's action series was disrupted by the departure of original director Michael Bay (Transformers, The Island) and put on hold by the Writer's Guild of America strike, the Prince appears back on track. In December, producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed for GameSpot that the film has a new director in Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), who was set to begin location scouting earlier this year. Newell apparently found a location he liked, as Variety is reporting this week that shooting on the film is set to begin in the North African nation of Morocco in mid-June.

Morocco has provided a backdrop for a number of recent feature films, including Alexander, Babel, and Stop-Loss. Going further back, the country also played host to classics like Lawrence of Arabia and The Man Who Knew Too Much.

As of late last year, Bruckheimer was aiming for a 2009 release for the Prince of Persia film.

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karthik_9840
karthik_9840

yes, this is very nice i am already think about this kind of film and i am waiting for this.

ashlaserocks
ashlaserocks

Wow, I've wanted a PoP film to be made for a long, long time now... hopefully they'll follow the same storyline as Two Thrones'.. can't wait for it!

Shehramhot
Shehramhot

I hope it would be the same storyline

macdre13
macdre13

Lets hope the Movie is just as good as the games are.

ibiko
ibiko

can't WAIT for the movie !!! gotta be awesome....but are they gonna follow the same story?

persianlink
persianlink

Can't wait for it. It was already great to hear the Prince tellin' his story while you are playin' so I'm looking hopefully towarrds the film.