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Prince Of Persia and Clash Of The Titans = The Mummy 4 And 5?

November 11, 2009

Two very high profile trailers hit the web this week.  First up was the Jerry Bruckheimer produced video game adaptation, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time.  Then just a few days later was Louis Letterier’s epic remake, Clash Of The Titans.  I was pretty excited for both trailers… until I saw them.

I’m willing to concede that Prince Of Persia actually looks like a fun time, and the effects look pretty cool as well, but Clash Of The Titans‘ trailer really disappointed me.  It’s as if the filmmakers wanted to take the opposite trajectory of Prince Of Persia and turn the classic Clash Of The Titans into a video game.  The teaser includes almost no dialogue, and between the hard rock music, the endless fighting, and the campaign of monsters we see (none of which look as real or as terrifying as the original Medusa above), Letterier’s film looks rather soulless.  Let’s hope Clash can pull an Avatar and cut a better trailer that’s more story-driven in the future.  Still, my main thought about each of the trailers was this: With an abundance of swords, sand, and crumbling temples, both trailers reminded me a lot of The Mummy franchise, and that’s not really a compliment.  Don’t get me wrong, when these come out, I’ll turn off my film critic switch and have a good time anyway, but wouldn’t it be nice if I didn’t have to do that?  Watch the trailers below and let me know what you think of them in the comments.


The Villain Of "Prince Of Persia"

July 22, 2009

With the pictures of the hero and the beautiful princess recently released, the next thing we needed to see is Ben Kingsley in his role of the evil Vizier. For those wondering, yes, Jafar was the Vizier in Aladdin; this movie is more and more a live action remake, but with more sword fights and less Robin Williams.

In the game, the Vizier tricks the Prince into releasing the Sands of time from their mystical hourglass, which basically messes up the entire kingdom, turning people into horrific creatures and what not. I don’t know exactly what his role will be in the film, but expect him to be an evil, sniveling bastard.

Also, in the game, he had a staff with a cobra head. Yeah. Just like this guy.

I don’t even care, this movie is going to be great. A large part of the game shows off the Prince’s physics defying acrobatics. He runs up and across walls, back flips, swings on ropes, basically he’s a gymnast that’s really proficient at decapitations. Apparently the movie is trying to recapture that, having some Parkour stuntman do some pretty incredible things.

Next May can’t come soon enough.

Two New Bad Ass "Prince Of Persia" Posters

July 20, 2009

With every bit of news I get more excited about this upcoming film. Today, Empire magazine released two new posters for the film. Here they are:

Okay, so that second looks like a perfume ad. “Destiny, by Lalique.”  But that first one is pretty awesome. I gotta admit, Jake Gyllenhaal looks spot on to the Prince from the games, and that costume is nigh perfect.

Plus, I’m really liking the color tones and lighting utilized in those pictures. Could it be they’re adding some artistic flair, giving us more than just a dumb video-game adaption? We can only hope.

"Prince Of Persia" Photo Shows Jake Gyllenhaal Looking Very White For A Persian

July 18, 2009

How Caucasian you are, Mr. Prince.

This is the first official picture for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the hopefully epic film based on the definitely epic video game. If you’ll click here, you’ll see this is a video game based movie I have very high hopes for. It doesn’t seem that difficult, in my mind, to make a spectacular, epic, and serious film using the ideas from the original game. Then it’s produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Mike Newell, and I just have to believe they’re doing a good job with it.

Take a look at this little video, that shows a little bit of what it looks like:

Really? A ‘street urchin’ that gets taken in by the king and falls in love with a feisty princess? Why don’t we just make him a ‘street rat’ and give him a nice little ditty to sing as he outruns the palace guards with his monkey buddy? Okay, so it sounds like Aladdin with time travel, isn’t that secretly what we always wanted to see in those movies?

Expect to hear more about this as Comic-con gets into full swing.
Prince of Persia will be released May 28, 2010