Not a year went by after Ubisoft resurrected Jordan Mechner's classic Prince of Persia franchise, and someone in Hollywood already jumped on the prospect of making a film based on the Sands of Time game. This was back in 2004, and that "someone" was - and still is - Jerry Bruckheimer, whose credentials as film producer are impressive to say the least. Not much has been heard about the "Prince of Persia" movie since then, other than it would be released by Disney, and that last year Jeffrey Nachmanoff ("The Day After Tomorrow") was hired to write the script (story).
"Walt Disney Pictures - in conjunction with Jerry Bruckheimer Films - is now gearing up to put a "Prince of Persia" movie into production. Because it's thought that a film based on this hugely popular series of Ubisoft Entertainment games (Which - in theory - will be Disney's big action-adventure release for the Summer of 2008) could then lead to a new hit series of movies for the studio."Sounds to me like someone is trying to find a long-term cash-printing replacement to the Pirates of the Carribean "trilogy" that ends this summer. Not that I have a problem with this, no sir! They could even re-cast Johnny Depp as the Prince, for all I care. That should be... interesting.