Tuesday, November 03, 2009

"Prince of Persia" trailer

Disney's next big-budget adventure is 2010's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. It's produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, and that's clearly the spirit they are trying to capture in the trailer below:

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

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Not sure quite what to think yet. Jake Gyllenhal with a British accent seems bizarre to me...who cares what his accent is, when either way he's speaking a language that is inaccurate for the time period/setting? Why not just let him speak in his normal American voice? (Kevin Costner's botched Robin Hood accent comes to mind...) And some of the banter in the trailer is pretty lame as well.

That said, the look (sets, visual effects, costumes, etc.) is fantastic, and should help contribute to what Disney clearly hopes will be a big new popcorn-franchise for them. I won't be too picky going forward, just so long as it's the big, fun adventure that the Pirates movies have been.

What do you think? Are you ready for Jake Gyllenhal in full-beefcake mode?