Movies based on video games haven't fared well in the past but we're starting to see more promising films on the horizon, and that includes Jerry Bruckheimer's big screen adaptation of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time .
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, this $150 million production is shaping up quite nicely, as most action/adventure fans have really responded well to the very first official trailer . Here, you will find some kick-ass action sequences, beautiful settings and a solid amount of drama, so our hopes for a worthwhile film have risen a few notches. In our minds, it also helps a great deal that the script was co-written by Jordan Mechner, creator of the very first Prince of Persia title back in 1989, and also the writer for Sands of Time . The film is due out on May 28 and although we initially had some difficulty picturing Gyllenhaal as the Prince, this preview kinda convinces us. Lastly, the latest batch of rumors says Ubisoft will reveal another title in the ongoing franchise right around the time the movie hits theaters. We were big fans of the last Prince of Persia , which still remains one of the better games of the generation, in our opinion.
So here's hoping the movie turns out well; it may be the start of great games spawning great films. …although that may be too much to ask.
Related Game(s): Prince of Persia