Finally it’s here. After months of anticipation, Disney has finally released a trailer for their upcoming film Prince of Persia, and it seems just as exciting and thrilling as the video game. We all know that video games turned into film have rarely, if ever, been very good, but with these high profile names floating around, it’s hard to believe that this game will fail much like its brethren.
With the leading role played by Jake Gyllenhaal, a stage presence by Ben Kingsley, a Jerry Bruckheimer production and backed by Disney, it’s shaping up to be the first great video game film made. Let’s hope it lives up to its hype.
The premise is simple. Set in medevial Persia, a prince and a princess team up to stop a ruler from unleashing a deadly sandstorm that could potentially destroy the world. Tricked into releasing the Sands of Time, the prince takes it upon himself to restore the hourglass to prevent the angry ruler from going through with his masterful plan.
The only way the prince can restore the Sands of Time is by using the Dagger of Time, which grants him control over time to an extent. While there are many details left to be unearthed, let’s hope this film is the right step in the film direction.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time will hit theaters May 28, 2010.