WEIRDLAND: Prince of Persia movie pitch trailer (2003)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Prince of Persia movie pitch trailer (2003)

Prince of Persia movie pitch trailer (2003) from jordan mechner on Vimeo.

"You'll find no new images or footage of a glistening, muscled out Jake Gyllenhaal here. What you will find though is Jordan Mechner's machinima trailer used to pitch Prince of Persia to the movie studios. So depending on how you get your jollies, you may want to take your pants back off.

The trailer manages to capture many elements that make the more recent iterations of the game so popular, but doesn't give much of an idea of what we can expect out of the movie other than Jake and Gemma Arterton getting wet and slimy. We can be mostly guaranteed to see some District B13-style parkour as leaving that aspect of the game out would be committing nerd seppuku, but if you watch this trailer you'll see saw blades grinding out of the walls, spinning barbed pillars, and pits of spikes popping up out of the floors. I mean who owns this place? What if he woke up in the middle of the night and had to pee? He's all disoriented and night blind, he's bound set off some sort of death device that he's planted to keep out his enemies. Sir Ben Kingsley would never put himself in such danger, he's a knight for Christ's sake".


Gail said...

That was so cool Kendra. I can imagine Jake doing doing those stunts.

Kendra said...

Jake and Gemma Arterton getting wet and slimy

mmm, it sound very pants off-putting :)

and knowing, Gail, that Jake is so athletic and in good shape, I can anticipate he'll be skillfull and accomplish the risky scenes!