Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rumors are crushed for former Prince of Persia

Previous rumors of Orlando Bloom being cast for the lead in Prince of Persia: Sands of Time have been crushed with the news that Jake Gyllenhaal has just been cast for the lead for director Mike Newell's newest film in collaboration with Walt Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. In the film, Gyllenhaal will play Dastan, a young Prince who teams with an exotic princess named Tamina (Gemma Arterton) on a mission to stop "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." For those of you that don't know, this is based off of a fairly popular video game. I have never played the numerous installments of the video game, but have heard absolutely great things about it, which begs the question - Will Disney be able to make a successful video game into a successful movie franchise? The only video game that has been turned into a "somewhat" successful film franchise is that of Resident Evil. But can Disney make this as popular as its Pirates franchise? My guess is that it surely is a possibility.
Posted by SX0T at 3:59 PM |  


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