Zack Snyder. Guillermo Del Toro. Gore Verbinski. Michael Bay. Peter Jackson. These are just some of the top filmmakers in the world who have tried to make video games—who have said that they've got ideas that'd be great to play—yet who've mostly failed in the realm of PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo.
Try to hide your shock, people.
The Prince of Persia movie, which was great by virtue of not sucking, could have been a little better had the production team stuck to the original script handed in by the game's original creator, Jordan Mechner.
The pressure was enormous. Legions of fans worried. Prince of Persia, the movie, was more than a summer blockbuster. "Maybe I'm being melodramatic," says movie scribe Doug Miro. Then again, maybe he's not. This was a Hollywood video game adaptation.
In the Hollywood version of video game Prince of Persia, Jake Gyllenhaal plays
Chesty Jake Prince Dastan. How did he get ready to play the part?
With a Best Supporting Actor nomination under his belt, Jake Gyllenhaal's status as a serious actor has been cemented. But he doesn't necessarily want to only be a serious actor. Because in the upcoming Prince of Persia, he's Chesty Jake.
Hollywood super producer Jerry Bruckheimer (not pictured) has seen the future. And it's gamey.
Whether it's Doom or Super Mario Bros., video game movies have a bad rep. It's a mostly deserved rep. But Hollywood super producer Jerry Bruckheimer (The Rock, Pirates of the Carribean) doesn't think it's so cut and dried.
There must be a reason why the Oscar-nominated actor decided to be in the video game film. Turns out, there are several.
Not this one. This one is the U.S. promotional poster for the big screen version of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. It's...boring! Russia, god bless 'em, did a much better job.
After an endless slew of ho-hum video game adaptations, Prince of Persia appears to be something to get excited about. This is from the same folks who turned a Disneyland ride, Pirates of the Caribbean, into popcorn entertainment.
Before Hollywood releases movies, they show the films to test audiences to see what they think. If the test audiences hate the picture, changes will be made. If not, then everything's gravy. How did the Prince of Persia screening fair?
Earlier this week, Disney and OnePR treated games journalists to the first ever screening of the Prince of Persia film trailer.
Can't get your fill of Jake Gyllenhaal as the hunkiest Prince of Persia to ever grace the screen? Good news, beefcake enthusiasts — more eye candy from the set of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie awaits you.
While a preview poster went up last year for Jerry Bruckheimer's upcoming Prince of Persia flick, it was just a tease. A logo and not much else. Today, Empire gives us our first look at some real posters.
It's a good question! One that Jerry Bruckheimer - with his silver screen experience and interest in the games business - is well-placed to answer.
The games you're going to be able to play from super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer will be original and tell great stories, according to the new men running Jerry Bruckheimer Games.
When we posted the Prince of Persia clip yesterday, we were so hypnotized by Jake Gyllenhaal's abs, that we didn't realize producer Jerry Bruckheimer was talking. He was!
Regardless of how great/terrible the movie ends up, it's nice seeing somebody go to the trouble of building a ginormous, real set. Just a shame that kind of budgetary excess couldn't extend to putting some clothes on Jake Gyllenhaal.