Prince of Persia movie gets screenwriter

Jerry Bruckheimer-produced adaptation of Ubisoft platform-actioner will be written by <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>'s Jeffrey Nachmanoff.

Nearly two years after it was first revealed, it appears the Prince of Persia movie is moving forward. Respected underground film-news Web site Dark Horizons is reporting that screenwriter Jeffrey Nachmanoff has signed on to the project, which is being produced by Hollywood uberproducer Jerry Bruckheimer. Besides the 1993 short The Big Gig, Nachmanoff's sole screenwriting credit is the 2004 eco-disaster film The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, the 1998 Godzilla remake). No release date for the big-screen adaptation of the Ubisoft action-platformer has been set, and no actors or director have signed on to the project.

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gamernut
gamernut

It's not like i don't the like the prince of persia games, they're fun, but none of the game based movies in history did good.

jonbynoe
jonbynoe

If there is going to be a Prince of Persia movie they should cast wrestler CM Punk to play the Prince.

joneswe01
joneswe01

The film might also be a lot better if the writer ties in all 3 games into a 3 hour length movie, or, make a trilogy. The second idea is more obvious and would be better.

joneswe01
joneswe01

The film might also be a lot better if the writer ties in all 3 games into a 3 hour length movie, or, make a trilogy. The second idea is more obvious and would be better.

joneswe01
joneswe01

If this is done right, it has the potential to become one of the greatest movies of all time, however, what keeps the player engrossed in a game is completely different to what keeps a viewer engrossed in a movie. For example, for thr P.O.P movie, it would be total crap to just have 2 hours of just watching someone play the game. They would have change the storyline almost entirely in order to make the movie enjoyable. Then again, Pirates 1, 2 and 3 are fantastic and so is The Day after Tomorrow. I have total faith in Jerry and Jeffrey!

elite_ferns1
elite_ferns1

Pop is one of my favourite games series of all time (probably a hair line behind Halo). When this is released, i will be at the theatre for sure!! oh ya and i hope the next Pop series releases soon, i cant wait.

scurran007
scurran007

So then, in the middle of the Iraq occupation, we are making a movie where the hero is the Prince of Persia?

sudantha8527
sudantha8527

Wow can't wait, I think they should pick an actor who can play a young prince as well as a matured one like the one in Warrior Within. P.S: Charlie Clausen has been casted as the prince. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0165310/

Lomilamand
Lomilamand

I think Orlando Bloom may be a good choice for the part of the Prince, but an unkown who has a strong resemblence to the Prince may be a good way to go.

Lomilamand
Lomilamand

I think Orlando Bloom may be a good choice for the part of the Prince, but an unkown who has a strong resemblence to the Prince may be a good way to go.

pdog2319
pdog2319

just as long as they get unknown actors to play the prince and Farah.

xatman911
xatman911

Cant wait for it. Hope its good.

NightWishmaster
NightWishmaster

Ver good... I´m looking forward to this, I just hope it doesn´t turn into a tasteless piece of garbage like Final Fantasy or Tomb Raider... I don´t think that guy from lost would do it justice... hell, I resemble the Prince more than that! I bet, if they announced a casting for the Prince, lots upon lots of fans who resemble him would go, and probably one or two with some artistical gymnastic background could pull it off very well...

iheartwillow
iheartwillow

i'm excited. i hope the movie will be just as good as the games. i'm sure jerry will do a good job...well...i'm hoping...

axelfen
axelfen

I dont think we need to worry to much about this movie. from what ive heard, its not gonna be based directly from any of the games, but just take the idea and make a movie. like how the pirates of the carrabien was based off the ride. ive always loved the idea, even from the first 2d vesions of POP, so i think the movie would be awsome

DaPlayasPlaya
DaPlayasPlaya

if somebody figured out a surefire way to make this game to movie thing work more than wot it doesn't, p.o.p. would be a blockbusta

Wolf_adu
Wolf_adu

Excelente!!!! La idea est

sweetbryancito
sweetbryancito

vaya eso seria excelente espero q no desilusionen a todos los q esperamos esta pelicula ya q como sabemos los juegos q han llegado a la pantalla grande han sido un vil fracaso !!!

ssrrdd
ssrrdd

this movie wil be cool

capnyummy
capnyummy

I don't now how they're going to make the return through time bit without it looking to cheesy

vashvsgoku
vashvsgoku

well the movie will probably suck. wish it wouldn't but has there ever been a good game-based movie? no. at least the 3 games were absolutely awesome.

isayjump
isayjump

That "Indian guy" from Lost is a British guy, and his name is Naveen Andrews. He does have a passing likeness to the Prince but is he physical enough to pull off the role? As for the film itself, I know that the game (SoT) has a relatively good story, but it's not that deep, and it' really just there to provide a reason for a man to run along walls and stab people in the face. In the right hands the film could be good enough, but Bruckheimer is a complete hack, and an overpaid one at that. Remember Pearl Harbo(u)r? Or King Arthur? You want the man who crapped those out to produce PoP? No.

Ddcooljoe
Ddcooljoe

I don't know, I think it might be decent. Unless it's like Bloodrayne :(, then we can hope for the worst.

jiggster147
jiggster147

I trust Brucks he'll make it ok...he made a Disney ride into a blockbuster hit for cryin out loud!!

IronfistChinmi
IronfistChinmi

I think that Indian guy from Lost could play the Prince.

Inuyasha5262
Inuyasha5262

think they'll make it all 3 games in one movie?

ALLoY1717
ALLoY1717

I have a bad feeling about this

RAJA_RAMEEZ
RAJA_RAMEEZ

i think that this movie will not be a flop like other games movie like blood rayne.doom a great game a bad movie.hope this game movie will put a full spot the games movies from floping

Reap3r666
Reap3r666

Most movie adaptations of games rarely ever do the games any justice ( that's if they were good games) and the movies themselves aren't very good. I'm not getting any hopes up for the Prince's film debut. We'll see how it turns out.

A-S_FM
A-S_FM

i hated the angry teenager feel of warrior within, so much so i didn't even try two thrones - i hope this film is based off off, if anything, sands of time and doesn't have stupid thrashy rock or women in bondage gear asking if we like pain.. pssch with all these game films coming out lately, at least one of them has to be pretty good, eventually my money's on silent hill for now

fro
fro

At least Uwe isn't directing it

Ardain
Ardain

Cool I'm looking forward to this. P.S. Don't Ruin the movie please?

Xanog1
Xanog1

PoP is perfect for the big screen, but, it all depends on the people who make the film, not the source-material.

JackLumber
JackLumber

So does anyone else think this is a really bad thing? Anyone who's seen "The Day After Tommorrow" knows that that guy cant write crap.

ProfessorX
ProfessorX

Let Tony Ja(Ong-Bak) play the prince.

LanceSummerhous
LanceSummerhous

Wow. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by the screenwriter responsible for "The Day After Tomorrow." I can smell the stink coming off this movie already.

rehino
rehino

hope its a good one

j14rk1n
j14rk1n

I'd like to see this happen, but not if it's gonna be crap. I just don't want it to be another one of those Uwe Boll movies.

jstarzyk
jstarzyk

Who is possibly agile enough to pull off the prince's role?

gurenkaina
gurenkaina

will it be an original movie or a direct translation of pop? will it be one or a triology like the game? I hope its all in one movie. cus if its awfull at least we'll get the whole thing and not one of three.

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Bruckheimer also produces CSI, so not everything he is part of sucks. :)

LinkinSnake
LinkinSnake

y do i have a feeling uwe boll is going to find a way into this movie and send it on a one-way cruise ship to hell

skakidinabox
skakidinabox

Hm. Bruckheimer is all right, I could see him making the movie all right, I just hope they don't do anything uber gimmicky, like include the time reversal thing overandoverandover, like it would be like in the game. / / / Oh, and DOA is looking like it's going to be a crappy movie, seriously. Halo, Splinter Cell, and POP all have potential, though, to be amazing.

monkeyman
monkeyman

Jerry "All the movies I make are completely brainless" Bruckheimer? Count me out.