Prince of Persia movie script reviewed

More than a year and a half after it acquired an early draft of the Halo movie script, Latinoreview.com has apparently scored another game-film coup. This week, reviewer "El Mayimbe" recapped the script for the forthcoming film adaptation of Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. After...

More than a year and a half after it acquired an early draft of the Halo movie script, Latinoreview.com has apparently scored another game-film coup. This week, reviewer "El Mayimbe" recapped the script for the forthcoming film adaptation of Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

After writing at length about his days as a gamer, El Mayimbe reveals some plot details about the film, which he describes as a "9th Century Indiana Jones." Without revealing any of the spoilers in the review, it confirms the movie will stick close to the game's plot. It also reveals that the script superficially calls for the use of parkour, the gravity-defying street gymnastics used in Casino Royale's opening chase scene. Overall, El Mayimbe loves the script and forsees it becoming a major film franchise.

Announced at DICE in 2004, the Prince of Persia movie is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) for Walt Disney Pictures, with Transformers director Michael Bay reportedly attached to the project. Its script is being written by Jordan Mechner, creator of the original Prince of Persia game, and The Day After Tomorrow screenplay scribe Jeffrey Nachmanoff.

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faryafaraji007
faryafaraji007

Close to the game's plot? What are they talking about? The prince is not even the son of the king, Farah is not there, No sand creatures, The game is based on the 89 movie and the title is the Sands of time...

princ_of_erebus
princ_of_erebus

prince of persia is one of the best games ever,so i believe that the movie will be the same.

Mystic_Majinbuu
Mystic_Majinbuu

Jerry bruckheimer and Michael bay rocks. I hope the film rocks too

Predator_286
Predator_286

Well if it's got Jerry and Mike it should be a pretty good movie

Predator_286
Predator_286

Wemll if it's got JErry and Mike it should be pretty good

Serious06
Serious06

i dont know if a Prince of Persia movie is good or bad...

superheeney
superheeney

The game was cool, i think if it sticks close to the game plot and has actors that can pool it off, i think it will be a good movie

Mikey_PJ
Mikey_PJ

Sounds cool, but I'm not entirely sure it will be able to withstand the hype.

Maledicted
Maledicted

Oh come on.. I bet my left leg on the movie sucking as$ ;

osmanalefi
osmanalefi

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osmanalefi
osmanalefi

A new movie about one of the best games in 2003. Good Chemistry.

crusado_sama
crusado_sama

Parkour will surely bring out the realism in POP's stunts. Here's hoping for the best!

2w-sephiroth
2w-sephiroth

I can only pray that they dont mess with it... I cant stand when they pick something that has gone soo good like PoP and then they scew it up! I loved that game and it was so well done and now... Why cant they do something really original for once?

nicklap5
nicklap5

FRIGGIN SWEET!!! definently gonna see this opening night.

rangerwcl
rangerwcl

The prince is gonna kick some 300 @ss mwahahahahahah!!!!! I know it you know it! On with the movie!!!!

sameo99
sameo99

Journey89 i loved the PoP:SoT. i hope this movie will do it justice or blood will spill upon the sands.... LOLOL nice one, looks like a sick movie coming up hoping it doesnt flop

zooz12
zooz12

Wow, what a team.... "Announced at DICE in 2004, the Prince of Persia movie is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) for Walt Disney Pictures, with Transformers director Michael Bay reportedly attached to the project. Its script is being written by Jordan Mechner, creator of the original Prince of Persia game, and The Day After Tomorrow screenplay scribe Jeffrey Nachmanoff."

Woogie11b
Woogie11b

"Rather than do a straight beat-for-beat adaptation of the new videogame, we're taking some cool elements from the game and using them to craft a new story - much as 'Pirates' [of the Caribbean] did with the theme park ride."

kalkhaja
kalkhaja

brushwithrob , the producer is excellent, how can u say that Jerry Brukheimer sucks? clearly you don't own a television.

gioser2004
gioser2004

I'm just hoping that they don't mess this up... cause I love this game!

brushwithrob
brushwithrob

This movie could EASILY fail. Writer sucks. Producer sucks. Director sucks. That's a trio of untalented folks trying to adapt a franchise that, after the first 3-D entry, lost it's touch in a BIG way. And you know I'm right.

thug_angel123
thug_angel123

I still think the name sounds too stupid I mean I can't remember any movie which took a name directly from its counterpart nonetheless the cast seems pretty strong I have my fingers crossed till then ...

qaisibrahim
qaisibrahim

I hope it will be cool as the game!!

Bamdude89
Bamdude89

Great.I hope disney dosn't screw up the storyline.they probably now,because they got jordan mechner to write the story

PHeMoX
PHeMoX

Yeah, "Free running = instant win" , so true!!!! In fact, considering the game's content, it HAS to feature some excellent free running ...

AquaMantor
AquaMantor

I must say, the fact that this is categorized as an action/adventure film instead of romance already has me worried

kajtrooper
kajtrooper

besides, there is very talented people working on this

kajtrooper
kajtrooper

if they impliment the time traveling, then cool!

jACkaTacK1107
jACkaTacK1107

well, there seems to be a very talented team working behind this movie, so im sure it will be at least decent, if not very good

Bamdude89
Bamdude89

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evil_dutchman90
evil_dutchman90

Donkeljohn There is always room in action movies for some hard-core Parkour. Freerunning is the acrobatic wave of the future. yeah.... except for the fact that parkour and freerunning are different things.

apsalar
apsalar

talented people are attached to it so it should do fine...parkour is fitting for the game/movie....hope it does well

uberjannie
uberjannie

What about a new turtles movie? :( Well.. tmnt is a cartoon. But hey, I just dont like the prince of persia francise.

PlyrChicho
PlyrChicho

jerry bruckheimer did a great job with pirates of the caribbean so this movie (i hope) is gonna be good :)

sam-lion
sam-lion

These is so great guys i dont know if i can wait i mean these is PRINCE OF PRESIA one of the best video game ever wiil lets just say i hope they dont desipoint us

Sinars
Sinars

Script written by Jordan Mechner + plot closely following the game + loads of parkour/free running = EPIC WIN

TwistedMinds
TwistedMinds

The Prince comes to the big screen, OMG! *Kisses* Thanks to whoever came up with the idea to make Prince of Persia into a movie! I still think Jared Leto would have made a better Prince (the 'oh so sexy' lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars). The other guy they picked (Charlie Clausen) is a bit too pasty. Mind you, i don't mind that they chose him. He'll make a good Prince, i'm just saying that, in my opinion, Jared Leto would have done the Prince more justice.

freerunner01
freerunner01

parkour is finnaly getitn recognized (notice my username), this is one movie to track...

tukkertje1992
tukkertje1992

If you wan't to make it an comedie jack black has to play the prince, but probably it isn't a comedie. I think it has to be played by erm...A slightly colourd person who looks like him. The same face expression and stuff. The hair must be the same. I think Jonnhy Depp or something, Although his face expression isn't really good. Just someone who looks like the prince.

Yomamathe4th
Yomamathe4th

possibly going to be one of the few actually good movies based on games, prince of persia to me has always felt like zelda with arabian twist and I've always digged the story line so im betting that this will break the bad movie based on game curse.....oh and THIS IS PERSIA!!!!!!!!!

al-128
al-128

Well... I hope it's good. Haven't owned any of the games, but have played them so know that the film has some big shoes to fill.

xatman911
xatman911

Hope it get sequels like the POTC movie, like on POP 1,2,3 etc

X-7
X-7

This will hopefully be a good game-movie adaptation.