Prince of Persia trailer debut!


The trailer for Mike Newell‘s adaptation of the popular video game Prince of Persia has debuted online.

Just kidding. Here’s a better look.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as Dastan, a street urchin who becomes the heir to the Persian throne. He teams up with Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton, ahhh, the lovely Gemma Arterton) to retrieve the fabled Sands of Time from the villainous Nizam (Ben Kingsley).

Check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts!

It’s clear that Disney are trying to deliver another Pirates of the Carribbean-flavoured franchise, and who can blame them. You can’t argue with close to $3 billion in ticket sales.

Frankly, I’ve got a lot of faith in Gyllenhaal, Arterton and Newell. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time hits Australian cinemas May 28, 2010.

P.S. You can watch the audio commentary for the trailer by the creator of the game Jordan Mechner here at IGN.

Discuss: Could Prince of Persia be the first video-game adaptation that works as a genuinely good film? Or do you already hold a special place in your heart for another video game movie?

One Response to “Prince of Persia trailer debut!”

  1. Is it just me, or did the close-up of the snake dude saying "its time" look exactly like the main Reaver in Blade 2?

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