"Prince of Persia film is a hit with gamers"

Written by Joe Martin

November 5, 2009 | 12:19

Tags: #film #goovie #movie #pop #prince-of-persia

Companies: #ubisoft

In a recent discussion following the release of the first trailer based on the Prince of Persia movie, Jerry Bruckheimer has claimed that the film is going down a storm with test audiences - especially gamers.

The film, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the eponymous Prince, is based not on the older games from the 1980s or the more recent revival, but on the in-between Sands of Time trilogy.

Focusing on the adventures of a Persian Prince who finds an enchanted dagger that lets him rewind and control time, the film also stars Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina. The first draft of the script was written by original game designer Jordan Mechner, though multiple re-writes have been rumoured.

"They're so excited to see this and skeptical, to be quite honest. Skeptical we picked Jake and weren't sure if he was the right for the character," Bruckheimer told ComingSoon.

"But when they saw this, they got very excited. They all applauded at the end of it and felt it was true to what Jordan [Mechner] had originally created. They go back to his first game and were asking me questions about a game he created in '89... So they're really into this."

"I was surprised, I thought we made a terrific movie for the boys, but the women flipped over this film... There is violence, it's PG-13, [but] parents rated the film 100 per cent excellent or very good which never happens."

Bruckheimer even said that the film is testing better than The Pirates of the Carribean did, though he says testing isn't always reliable.

"Testing can be very... You don't know. I've had films test, nobody showed up. We did a movie called "Glory Road" which had enormous tests. We couldn't get people to go see it. It's a terrific film but nobody showed up."

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