Okay, okay, I know, I’ve been really lax in posting trailers lately, and I haven’t done a Trailerrific Thursday for ages! Hopefully I’ll manage to catch up this week, but for now you have to check out this awesome trailer from Prince of Persia.
Prince of Persia was the one of the first computer games I played, and when I heard there would be a movie, I had my fingers crossed that they wouldn’t mess it up. The casting of Jake Gyllenhaal as the prince had me slightly worried, and I’m still not sure whether it would have been smarter to have gone with someone different. He looks the part, but it’s not how I imagined the Prince to be. One thing that has me optimistic though is that the man behind the original game, Jordan Mechner, is also behind the script of this movie (and he was also involved in the fourth Prince of Persia on which this movie is based).
So, here’s the trailer (although there is a way better high quality one on IGN):
It’s feeling a lot like The Mummy meets Pirates of the Caribbean set in Persia. I am liking it, but then, I loved the first installments of The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean. I’m a sucker for dusty, period set adventure movies, and Prince of Persia seems straight up that alley.
What do you think? Is it what you imagined a movie version of Prince of Persia would look like? Discuss in the comments.