Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Trailer is Here!

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prince of persia Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Trailer is Here!

Finally! Our first real look at Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has arrived in the form of this HD trailer courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes. Based on the popular video game series which made it big with the release of Sands of Time back in 2003 and its pair of sequels the following two years, the video game adaptation is hoped to help bring a change to a movie genre that has traditionally suffered from low quality movies based on known video game franchises.

Prince of Persia stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan (unnamed in the video game) as he tries save the world using the an ancient time-manipulating weapon and the help of a foe/love-interest.

Check out the action-packed and visually appealing trailer after the jump.

For those unfamiliar with the story of the movie, here’s the 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 GYLLENHAAL) 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.

Watch and enjoy:

As Screen Rant master Vic points out, this trailer sure has the feel and aesthetic of Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy. With the team behind the movie, we can see that this is a classic summer blockbuster for everyone along the same lines of The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean.

There sure are some extreme and epic visuals, and I dig the shout out to Ubisoft’s (the game developer) other game franchise which followed in the footsteps of their modern Prince of Persia a series: Assassin’s Creed (the scene where he’s on the tower near the beginning about the jump off).

I can’t deny that the trailer looks like a lot of fun but I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get to see two of the things most important and visually stunning about the games: the Prince running and jumping of walls and epic multi-enemy sword fights mixed with a little Zack Snyder-style slow-mo. I have a feeling there’s some of that to come though.

Starring alongside Mr. Gyllenhaal are Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace & the upcoming Clash of the Titans), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2 & the upcoming The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) Ben Kingsley (The Assignment & the upcoming Shutter Island).

If you missed it, check out the pitch trailer that Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner and writer John August used to sell the movie idea to Disney. It’s footage taken from the game, strung together to show what kind of movie and visuals they could employ in live-action.

What do you think of the first official Prince of Persia movie trailer? Could this break the trend of awful video game movies and open the industry up to the next big thing after comic book movies?

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is directed by Mike Newell and opens in theaters May 28, 2010.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

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  1. I think the trailer showed waaaay too much so i’m surely keeping away from other trailers till the movie is actually out. The movie looks like its going to make Transformers movie… Not as much as TF2 but still alot sooooo… Mission Accomplished ?

  2. Trailer looks awesome, but I still believe Mr. Gyllenhaal is a complete miscast for this role. He does not have the look for this role to me at all, and it seems like with all the make up and hair dye that they stretched too far to get him to fill this role. As a huge fan of the game I hope that they stayed in line with the story. It doesn’t look like they have but they’ve seemed to try to tell it in the same way that the game did. I have high hopes for this movie so I hope it’s good. Let’s hope they get God of War right too.

  3. WOW… just WOW!!!

  4. Looks bubblegum….

  5. @Joshi,
    Yeah I remember that too.

    I agree, how many times can he turn back time until it becomes repetitive. It is pretty smart they are doing it this way involving all three game stories and I suspect he will use the sands of time at the very end to save the girl or whatever.

  6. @Sk 47

    I just hope they don’t do what they did at the end of Sands of Time and

    *SPOILER FOR SANDS OF TIME*

    turn back time to just before the beginning of the game. That’s just weak writing. Suddenly his father is no longer dead and none of it ever happened. I’m glad Two Thrones dealt with that better.

  7. Don’t understand why people bash this movie. It’s like if one person starts bashing they just want to blindly join the crowd and….well…monkey see monkey do. Pretty dumb if you ask me. I understand hollywood hasn’t made any decent video game films. However, that’s no excuse to just look at a trailer of any video game movie and just automatically write it off as bad. Frankly, I don’t see how anyone could think the movie looks bad according to the trailer at this point. But looking at this it may be the 1st game to movie film that’s good.

    The movie looks better than I expected. I can see it becoming of Pirates fame. My only gripe with it is the annoying British accents they used. That’s one reason I found the PS2 games annoying is because it was filled with the worst fake British accents I’ve ever heard. I wish they went along with the recent reboot of PoP on PS3. Where the Prince and Elika spoke in a US accent and the villains spoke in a UK accent.

    • Actually, it doesn’t make sense for anyone in this movie to be speaking in U.S. OR British Accents, given that it is supposed to be set in ancient Persia (modern day Iran)so that kind of detracts from the film in a big way.

  8. @ORI

    You mean the Star Wars rule of evil, make them British? :D

    I should be offended but I’m not really, I honestly didn’t notice the accents of the villains in the latest Prince of Persia game.

    As for the previous games though, the guy who played him in Warrior Within was actually British.

  9. @joshi

    My apologies if I even slightly offended you. Haha I WAS going to mention the SW rule of evil but decided not to.

    I don’t exactly remember the villains voices from the latest PoP game. I could have sworn they were UK accents. I may be wrong.

    I didn’t know the voice actor from PS2 games was British. Hm, then I guess knowing that bit of information now…his voice acting was terrible. I shouldn’t complain any further. The movie regardless of my gripe w/accents will be great!

  10. Only the actor from Warrior Within was British, the actor for Sands of Time and Two Thrones was a US actor putting on a bad British voice. ;)

  11. @ Syrus817

    THe PG-13 rating is a good thing PG is what you have to watch out for. Besides they are not basing the movie off of The Warrior within Game which was rated M for mature. But its alleged that disney finances a porno company so who knows maybe disney will put out an R-rated flick in the future.

  12. @SIN187UM

    “But its alleged that disney finances a porno company so who knows maybe disney will put out an R-rated flick in the future.”

    You mean like “Rushmore”, “The Royal Tenenbaums”, “Good Morning Vietnam”… I could go on. Disney have never shied away from making R rated films, they just don’t always put the name Disney on it.

  13. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..

  14. Nothing against Jake Gyllenhaal who usually deserves all his acting awards, but he doesn't have action star chops. Yes, there are times when an Arnold or Bruce Willis or Keanu Reeves' acting outclass a Gyllenhaal's. Strange, but true. There is a certain acting skill set to being an action star.

  15. Nothing against Jake Gyllenhaal who usually deserves all his acting awards, but he doesn't have action star chops. Yes, there are times when an Arnold or Bruce Willis or Keanu Reeves' acting outclass a Gyllenhaal's. Strange, but true. There is a certain acting skill set to being an action star.