Just to clarify, Disney recently announced a slew of “Disney Digital 3D” movies coming out in 2010. Prince of Persia was included in that list. It’s inclusion has since been confirmed as a mistake by Walt Disney Pictures contacts.
Prince of Persia was filmed in 2D and will be presented in 2D, there are no plans to digitally adapt it into 3D, a process many disagree with.
We had a sneak preview of a Prince of Persia movie poster via a shop window reflection in Confessions of a Shopaholic, said poster does not resemble the oddly futuristic ones recently released. The intense black and white posters are garnished with strong typography that I don’t rate highly — it feels somehow that they have missed the point? “Deny the future”. Although some are arguing that this stops the movie looking like a video game to movie adaptation — it is sleek and slick and could help the film find its audience.
Prince of Persia movie posters
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Gemma Arterton minus text
Expect a Ben Kingsley poster shortly, not our first viewing, but this one is particularly menacing! Scoop via Coming Soon.
More of Jake as Prince
The EW also have a new shot of one startled looking Jake Gyllenhaal,
If any of you decided to watch Confessions of a Shopoholic you may have missed the Prince of Persia movie poster flashing in the reflection of the cab, do not fret, TTeba has contacted us with a clip showing that very scene. The poster itself looks very reminiscent of the video games.
The portrayal of the Prince in the movie seems to be an interesting combination of previous games, as one reader points out — the movie is entitled ‘Sands of Time’ — in the first look video we see Jake dressed in a white robe — similar to the 1989 prince and we also see clips of him donned up in the Warrior Within prince outfit. And now in this poster there is a hint of the Two Thrones character portrayal.
The new poster for the Prince of Persia movie will first be appearing in a rather unusual place, the rather cheeky Jerry Bruckheimer has put it into his new movie, “Confessions of a Shopoholic”, which’ll be the first place you can see it, so report MTV:
Fans looking for a first look at the poster art for the upcoming, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” will have to head to the movie theater to see it, though it won’t be in the place they might expect.
Mega-Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has hidden the poster inside his latest film, “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, appearing as a Times Square advertisement about halfway into the film. It joins posters for a number of other Bruckheimer productions, including the upcoming “G-Force”, though “Persia” is unique in that it marks the first time the films’ artwork has been seen anywhere.
Prominently featured on the poster is lead actor Jake Gyllenhaal in full-costume as Prince Dastan.
Disney has today announced that the Prince of Persia movie adaptation will no longer be hitting its June 19th 2009 release date — instead being pushed back a whole year to May 28th 2010. Rather than contend with the likes of Transformers 2, the PoP movie will now be up against Shrek Goes Fourth and Marvel’s new title, “Thor”.
This comes as a huge blow to fans that want a faithful adaptation of the PoP franchise. A company spokesperson for Ubisoft, in speaking with CVG, said that Ubisoft has no involvement with Disney’s Prince of Persia movie:
“The new Prince of Persia film is a collaboration between [Prince of Persia creator] Jordan Mechner and Disney,” it said. “Ubisoft has no involvement.”
This also means that the recent acquisition of Hybride Technology by Ubisoft is completely unrelated to the Prince of Persia movie, some of us had hoped that the effects studio behind 300 would soon be coming aboard the project — though this latest news does put down these rumors, a further comment is encouraging:
“Hybride and Ubisoft will work together to share technology and develop tools in order to optimize the creation of both video games and visual effects. Ultimately, we expect to use the partnership to leverage our brands in the movie industry.”
The Hollywood Reporter have today confirmed the actors to play the two main roles in the Prince of Persia Movie. Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) has been officially cast as Dastan, the young prince — a choice I fear many fans will not be happy about. Whilst Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) has been cast as the princess Tamina.
In the fantasy adventure, Gyllenhaal will play Dastan, a young prince in sixth century Persia who must join forces with Tamina (Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess, to prevent a villainous nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.
Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard, Jordan Mechner and Boaz Yakin wrote the script, which is based on the many games created by Jordan Mechner.
Bruckheimer is producing, while Mike Stenson, Chad Oman and Patrick McCormick are exec producing.
Variety have some important and significant news for us about the Prince of Persia movie adaptation. It seems that director Mike Newell has been scouting locations in Morocco, with studio work taking place at Pinewood, England. With shooting set to start inmid-June.
Choice of Morocco as a shooting location will be a boost for the North African country’s film biz.
“Producers are always looking for cheap places to shoot and Morocco is one of them,” said Dune Films’ Jimmy Abounouom, who is repping the Moroccan shoot for Disney.
Dune execs previously handled the Moroccan shoots of Tom Hanks starrer “Charlie Wilson’s War” and Kimberly Peirce’s “Stop-Loss.”
“Prince of Persia” will also lens in Blighty’s Pinewood Shepperton studios. Project is in pre-production. Abounouom told Variety he expects the Moroccan section of the shoot to start in mid-June, labor wrangles notwithstanding.