Prince of Persia: Disney's new Blockbuster?

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Who’ve not heard of Prince of Persia? I first played Prince of Persia while I was a student of class five. I played it one of my uncles house. It was my favourite game then. I am telling of such a tme when NFS series had not been launched. In 2003, when “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” was relesed, I just thrilled to see the graphics. Here is a short history about Prince of Persia (who does not know about it).

Debuted in 1989 for the Apple II, Prince of Persia was then quickly developed for IBM PCs, the Atari ST, Nintendo and Sega’s third-generation systems, and Game Boy. Sequels followed in the 1990s and in the fall of 2003, the franchise gained new life when Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was made available on PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and Windows computers. Subsequent adventures have premiered in the two following holiday seasons.

On the heels of their record-breaking Pirates of the Caribbean series, Walt Disney production is going to make films based on this block buster game.  From the title, it would appear that it would be based on merely 2003’s game and would be the first of three installments made. Originally pegged for a late 2008 release, this film — which will be directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon, The Rock, Transformers) — will now open July 10, 2009.

If it remains true to the video game, Sands of Time follows the Prince of Persia, his father King Sharaman, and the Maharajah’s daughter Princess Farah in a trek across India to Azad. Along their way, their potent, newly-acquired possesions (a giant hourglass full of sand and a mysterious dagger) make them the targets of a dying Vizier and his staff. Romantic relationships, time warps, and twisted allegiances all figure into what unravels and most of that is sure to translate to the type of sweeping, spectacle cinema that Bruckheimer has repeatedly relied on with success.

I dont know who’ll be in the Prince’s roll, but this movie will surely rock!

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