Prince of Persia Movie Plans

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 04, 2004 8:05am PST

Hollywood is just hot for those game based it was announced that Jerry Bruckheimer is interested in adapting Persia: The Sands of Time. The producer of The Rock, Crimson Tide and Beverly Hills Cop among many other hit movies, is currently negotiating a seven-figure deal to get the movie rights. Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner will be writing the initial script.

Mechner says Bruckheimer's "Pirates of the Caribbean" was a touchstone for the adaptation. "Rather than do a straight beat-for-beat adaptation of the new videogame, we're taking some cool elements from the game and using them to craft a new story - much as 'Pirates' did with the theme park ride."

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  • "The game is set in medieval Persia, Earth's mightiest and most mysterious kingdom, where a king and his son defeat the powerful Maharajah and kidnap his daughter, looting his palace of priceless treasure, including an extravagant hourglass, and a mysterious dagger.

    What the Prince does not realize, is that these two objects can turn their possessor into an immortal god, and give him control over time itself. Tricked by a dying Vizier bent on harnessing this terrible magic for himself, the Prince releases the sands of time, destroying a kingdom and turning its populace into ferocious demons. Only the Prince, the Vizier, and Princess Farah, the kidnapped daughter of the Maharajah, remain unchanged. Now, it is up to the young Prince of Persia to call upon every resource and ounce of courage he possesses to save his kingdom and redeem his fatal mistake."

    That came from here right?