Prince of Persia: The Movie: The Game?

By Chris Faylor, Jun 02, 2008 7:58pm PDT In addition to the cel-shaded retooling of the classic Prince of Persia platforming series, developer Ubisoft is apparently planning a separate Prince of Persia title based off the upcoming game-inspired film.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot made reference to a movie-centric entry in the franchise during the company's recent Ubidays event, according to GameDaily.

Going by Guillemot's comments, the film and its accompanying game should arrive side-by-side in summer 2009. The other Prince of Persia title Ubisoft has in the works, which is entirely unrelated to the movie, is slated to hit this fall.

The film, which was written by series creator Jordan Mechner and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, is said to be loosely based on the time-traveling adventures found in Ubisoft Montreal's 2003 release of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

Speaking on the original Prince of Persia game due this fall, creative director Jean-Christophe Guyo explained that while the Sands of Time trilogy "mixed the Arabian Nights in with historical Persia," the stuido opted "to return to the tales of the Thousand and One Nights for something more colourful."

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