Prince Of Persia Creator Talks Film Sequel

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At China's Game Developers Conference, Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner talked about the evolution of the series and about the sequel potential for that upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal flick.

Gamasutra reports that Mechner sees potential for the film to continue on its own way in sequels that aren't necessarily bound to any of the Prince of Persia games. This is part of his theme of evolution where the series is enriched by the unpredictability of video game and film production cycles.

At least I think that's what he's saying. I kind of zeroed in on this one part where Mechner mentioned the potential for future video game sequels – which I'd much rather see, given the poor history of game-to-movie conversions:

"I don't have a preconception of what the Prince of Persia game in 10 years should look like. I think we're at a good place because the games that have been done up to this point have been so scattered and the franchise isn't locked into one place, but I think people have feelings about which parts they like best... The next game can take the best parts of the franchise and build from there."


GDC China: Jordan Mechner Charts Prince Of Persia's Creative Evolution [Gamasutra]

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There's no chance in hell of this happening after the undoubtedly poor performance of this movie makes the studio suits wary of greenlighting anything.

Correct me if I'm wrong but the only game movies to get sequels are Tomb Raider and Resident Evil?