Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time

Wow! The latest word has finally emerged on the new PRINCE OF PERSIA film brought to you by makers of Disney and the mighty Jerry Bruckheimer! For those of you who either don't play video games or have been living under a rock, the new film is the latest adaptation of the Prince of Persia video game trilogy from UBISOFT (who are also responsible for ASSASSIN'S CREED, a similar hybrid, so don't be surprised at what comes next!). The game became a modest success in the commercial gaming world, but a monstrous cult hit that's still going strong today--- with the Parkour-style combat system and the badass central character, the move to celluloid was a no-brainer! Starting with the first game in the series, THE SANDS OF TIME, a young Prince Dastan (played by Jake Gyllenhall) reluctantly allies himself with the enigmatic Princess Tamina (played by Gemma Arterton) to safeguard a dagger that could open the Sands of Time, a power that bestows the ability to reverse time... Of course, the unthinkable does happen... Who knew?

Also starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina, this Mike Newell directed film will definitely be big-as-in-epic, especially considering the amount of muscle that Newell and Bruckheimer brought to their last outing, the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy! If the movie can match the savage grace of the games ( which I still play regularly, BTW), then you can be assured that this flick can come complete with the PLANET GRIFFIN

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