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Prince of Persia movie not in 3D September 23rd, 2009

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.

Thanks Nick.

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New Prince of Persia movie posters and pics July 22nd, 2009

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

Click for high res­o­lu­tion version:

Gemma Arter­ton minus text

Ben Kings­ley

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,

Thanks Suzy, Jerry, Javier and Ivan!

Did you catch the Prince of Persia poster? March 3rd, 2009

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.

New Poster to appear in “Confessions of a Shopoholic” January 25th, 2009

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.

Release pushed back to May 28th 2010 August 1st, 2008

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”.

Ubisoft has no involvement with movie, Hybride studio July 10th, 2008

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.”

Jake Gyllenhaal cast as Prince, Arterton as Tamina May 20th, 2008

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.

Pro­duc­tion is set to start in July.

Gemma Arterton as Tamina in Prince of Persia Movie

Gemma Arterton

(Pics thanks to Gemma​-Arter​ton​.net)

Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan in Prince of Persia Movie

Prince of Persia Shooting in Morocco and England March 10th, 2008

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 in mid-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.

Thanks to Net­tle (Caitie)

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