Prince Of Persia Trailer

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Video game adaptations are traditionally lacklustre attempts to latch onto a well established fan base. Some have argued that the two industries need to stop looking over the fence so often. Others have said that the problem with these video game adaptations is that Uwe Boll usually takes the helm. The film flops, the fans dispair and everyone feels a little bit more dirty afterwards. There was that interesting scene though, where the camera went all third person and it was like you were watching someone playing the..oh..that doesn’t constitute a reward for the fan? Then I digress.

Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry “CSI, Yeeeaaaaah!” Bruckheimer have decided that enough is enough. Throw more money into the equation and you will reap the benefits, while at the same time, not leave the audience wanting to gouge out their retina’s at the first sight of a poorly cast character.

Anyway, the new trailer is up for the new Prince of Persia flick, starring Jake Gyllanhaal, Gemma Arterton and The Honourable, esteemed Sir Ben of Kinglsey.

Heres the official synopsis:

From the team that brought the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy to the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME, an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia. A rogue prince (Jake Gyllanhaal) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Looks worth the watch and I imagine it should fair strongly at the box office. The only concern I have is whether a film like this will take itself too seriously and end up looking like a camped up Persian Spiderman with daggers. If the English accents are anything to go by (and I hope they are not), we are in for some interesting parodies on the tube for years to come

Heres the Clip,

Dré

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