Friday, June 01, 2007

Prince Of Persia Movie

I just saw today on Joystiq that has gotten their hands on a preliminary draft of the Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time script.

They seem really pleased with what they've read, calling it 'almost perfect, giving it an A- grade and saying
Disney has got a monster hit and another potential blockbuster franchise on their hands. Prince of Persia can be as fun as Pirates of the Caribbean.
Their review of the script is long so as way of an executive summary, here are some choice quotes:
One of the producers said in the trades that Prince of Persia is a 9th century Indiana Jones and it reads and feels like one.
One noticeable change from the SOT trilogy I worked on is that The Prince is named (Dastan) and the Farah character (ie: The Prince's love interest) has been replaced with someone named Tamina.

This line clearly points out that they'll bring back the 'rewind' power from SOT:
THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE WRAPS! Time slows to a stop and REWINDS!
Finally, to whet all of our appetites:
Prince of Persia is one hell of an action adventure script which will be sure to thrill general audiences and fans of the game. I can’t wait.
A final point of note is the image that LatinoReview uses here in the form of a movie poster. My memory is a little hazy but it seems to draw a huge amount from The Two Thrones and various promotional images used for that game around the world (note the 'Daggertail' chain -- the weapon of the Dark Prince -- wrapping around the image). For those of you hoping this was a first peek into what the SOT movie was going to look like I'd suggest you don't get your hopes up.

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Blogger The Zombie said...

Hey, Ben. Great blog! Do you know what kind of cut Ubi gets of the box office take? Also did they get CGI work on this? This can be a nice, potentially lucrative new stream of licensing/box office/CGI revenue for Ubi, no? Thanks so much and keep up the great work!

1:31 AM  
Blogger Takoon said...

That honestly bothers me a lot. It ruins the entire image of The Prince by even giving him a name. And what's wrong with using Farah?

I was excited until they changed the names. Maybe I'm being a little purist, but I don't see any need for a change to the basics.

10:41 PM  

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