Friday, 6 November 2009

It's time...

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in HD

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Today is the birthday of His Imperial Majesty Suleiman the Magnificent, Grand Sultan, Commander of the Faithful, Lawgiver and Successor of the Prophet of the Universe. And although Suleiman ruled the Ottoman Empire and not Persia, that gives me all the excuse I need to put up this trailer for the Prince of Persia movie.

Screenwriter John August talks here about how he and the game's creator, Jordan Mechner, pitched the movie. I'm rooting for it to be a big success for two reasons. First, it's based on Sands of Time which was the last (and best) PoP game before they buffed the prince up and stuck him in superhero-y black leather. (Yeah, I know, the movie has gone with that look - can't have everything.)

And also I love the idea that the original designer of the game held on the the IPR. I hope he gets all the millions of bucks and the suits at the publishing company are just left sucking their teeth. Which is petty minded, sure, but we creatives don't get the win that often!


  1. Wow - it might finally break the curse of horrible video game movies!

  2. They're obviously going for the Pirates market but in that case where's their Cap'n Jack?