Prince of Persia Film Could Start Shooting in June

In an interview with entertainment industry site Collider, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed the movie adaptation of Jordan Mechner's Prince of Persia series might begin filming in June. This depends on whether the writer's strike has been mediated by the summer, Bruckheimer said.

"Well we're not going to film until June, so hopefully the writers will come to some kind of consensus with the studios and we can continue," the producer told Collider.

Bruckheimer also revealed no actors have been cast for the film, but reiterated his faith in newly appointed director Mike Newell, known for the Johnny Depp/Al Pacino gangster movie "Donnie Brasco" and other works.

"He's a very inventive, ingenious director, and I think he's going to bring something really special to it," Bruckheimer said. "We have a screenplay, we're just starting to develop."

From The Chatty
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    December 3, 2007 5:33 PM

    Dear Hollywood,

    In your quest to produce some of the worst shit in the world, please don't touch Zelda, Half Life, Halo, or Fallout. Those are rightfully ours, and you can't have them to use for some pump & dump abortion of bad editing, marketing, and acting you call a "movie". Prince of Persia is pushing the limit, so lets stop the money grubbing paw of unoriginality right there.

    Truthfully yours,


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      December 3, 2007 5:56 PM

      Seriously, I've been protective of PoP since I played the original on a Mac when I was in 4th grade. The sad thing is, PoP: Sands of Time would make for a great movie--but I just don't see it being pulled off properly. Something will happen. Something always does.

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        December 3, 2007 6:41 PM


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          December 3, 2007 6:50 PM

          That doesn't guarantee anything.

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            December 3, 2007 7:18 PM

            Well, there haven't been too many good directors doing video game movies, so I'm willing to wait and see.

            BTW, if Peter Jackson actually got involved the Halo movie like he originally intended, I wouldn't have a problem with that.

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        December 3, 2007 7:45 PM

        This is my feeling. Potentially a great movie, but I'm scared it will be poorly executed. The first hurdle, IMHO is casting the Prince. Obviously, if they want to do PoP justice they're going to have to get someone quite athletic - not someone who just looks the part, someone who can actually do this stuff and that right there limits the list.

        The script is actually good from what I hear so that shouldn't be an issue at all.

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          December 3, 2007 7:49 PM

          Well, I mean some of this stuff. They need someone that can do stuff like what Sebastien Foucan did in Casino Royale or someone who can do the basics of that. There's a certain amount of movie magic they can do to cover up larger parkour events, but that can only go so far. It's either gonna look great or it's going to look fake as hell and I'm sorry to say I'm betting on the latter.

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      December 3, 2007 8:15 PM

      I wouldn't care if they took Halo; its a fun shooter with a shitty story line in which they pretty much remade the same game 3x

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        December 4, 2007 9:09 AM

        A Ringworld movie would be better than Halo, anyway.

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      December 3, 2007 8:27 PM

      Did you ever stop to onsider that the movie might actually be good?

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      December 3, 2007 8:34 PM


      There's no-one in the mainstream that could portray the Fallout universe on film.

      Though, Silent Hill worked out perfectly.

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      December 3, 2007 8:42 PM

      They'll tarnish whatever they damn well please. If it looks like profits, it's done for. Nothing is ours, sorry. The creators saying no are pretty much our only hope.

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        December 3, 2007 9:03 PM

        As Tom Clancy once said (and this isn't the exact quote but close) selling movie rights is like pimping your own daughter.

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      December 3, 2007 8:53 PM

      I want to see a Katamari Damacy movie with Dakota Fanning and Alec Baldwin...

      Baldwin: Prince you suck, your the worst son ever and I'm going to slit your fucking throat
      Fanning (crying/screaming): But I'm a GIRL!
      Baldwin: NO YOUR NOT YOU LITTLE PIG...when you were younger I stomped your little testicles to a pulp and cut your ball sack open and let it all spill out you little piss fucking shit cock! (he then punches Dakota and starts to strangle her)
      Fanning: NOOOOooooo please don't I'll roll the ball...really I will (picks up a beach ball and starts to roll it around the floor)
      Baldwin: Well you better do it right this time bitch; I'm watching and if you fuck up now I'm going to drop kick you in the gut and rape you to death you fucking communist prick!

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        December 3, 2007 9:01 PM

        Oh and I just realized what would be even better.

        Mel Gibson could make a surprise cameo and ask Dakota to roll up all the Jews with her Katamari so he could set it on fire and turn it into a burning star...and she'd start freaking out and he'd bite off her nose like in conspiracy theory and then bend over and show off hit goatse anus (yes I am a true cinematic genius...seriously though...I'm surprised we haven't seen some sort of god-awful Katamari movie in the works).

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          December 4, 2007 2:02 AM

          I don't say this often, especially on the Shack, but you have way too much free time.

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      December 3, 2007 8:59 PM

      That sounds like a dare for Michael Bay....

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      December 3, 2007 9:04 PM

      Bruckheimer did a good job turning a theme park ride into a movie with Pirates (well, at last the first one and 3 was ok). What's to say they won't make a good film out of PoP?

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      December 3, 2007 11:24 PM

      Halo? That shit's already fucked up

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      December 4, 2007 12:09 AM

      I'd pay to read a pacman book.

      "Waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka BLLOOORRP! waka waka wakawaka waka wakawaka waka waka BEWBEWBEWBEW waka waka wakawaka waka waka"

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      December 4, 2007 3:53 AM

      Just saw some TV advertisements for Hitman and Dungeon Siege and (although the second one has Jason Statham) I do not feel a tingle in my little toe for these movies. Why does Hollywood try to stick beautiful stories into a cooke-cutter plot? Quit always slapping in drama and a love story if it isn't in.

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      December 4, 2007 7:11 AM

      That is a damn good suggestion. I'd love to see that happen (rather NOT happen).

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      December 4, 2007 7:29 AM

      Actually I want the guy/gal who did Children of Men to make a Half Life movie.

      Also Halo's story is as important to the game as Team Fortress' story IMO. Isn't it primarily a multiplayer game anyway? I couldn't care less if Halo 3 had no cutscenes.

      I don't see how a Zelda movie would be any good. The game is only great because of it's gameplay.

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        December 4, 2007 8:01 AM

        Halo has a great story. But this is a mainly PC-FPS based community so.. figures :p I know for one I definitely enjoyed it much more so than Half Life's. Least the main character isn't a mute (granted chief's voice is a tad on the cheesy side imo)

        Also, Children of Menish Half Life? How would that work. The main characters in the HL series (mainly HL1ep1ep2) are all smiles 90% of the time. ie while playing through ep1, take notice that Alyx is CONSTANTLY smiling, and makes a lot of jokes. That is so far from what Children of Men was.

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