Saturday, March 8, 2008

Prince of Persia Goes to Morocco

Jerry Bruckheimer's live-action adaptation of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time videogame is finally gearing up for production, with Variety announcing the film's start date and shooting locations.

Production was delayed due to the WGA strike but now director Mike Newell, who also lensed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is free to begin filming in Morocco in June, with things then switching to Britain's Pinewood Studios.

Disney and Bruckheimer have high hopes for the film, with the producer eager to turn this tale of magic, swashbuckling and baggy pants into a mega-franchise - like his Pirates of the Caribbean.
The movie is set for a June 16 2009 release. The only spanner in the works might be more industrial action, this time courtesy of the SAG, who are still considering a strike of their own.

At present, no cast has been announced, but with the movie now up-and-running, who would you like to see play the titular middle-eastern royal?

I'm very excited about this movie! It's going to be awesome! Ever sense I played the first game I always thought it would be a good movie! The only thing I am concerned about is the director they chose. I think that Gore Verbinski, Director of Pirates of the Caribbean should direct this movie. Either way it should be good because Jerry Bruckheimer's name is on it and you know it's going to be good.

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