A date for the diary - November 13. Actually, another date for the diary - 2012. The Prince of Persia trailer will premier with 2012 on November 13! All right, you'll have to sit through cities and civilisations cascading into rampaging oceans but what's a spot of CGI world annihilation when it's preceded by Jake Gyllenhaal on the big screen as the Prince of Persia? Good old Roland Emmerich.
We have a report that the 'Yesterday afternoon, Disney and OnePR treated games journalists to the first ever screening of the Prince of Persia film trailer.' We have no pictures yet but we have a good description: 'The majority of the trailer is Jake Gyllenhaal leaping off of things while Gemma Arterton narrates in a quasi-mystical voice about the Dagger of Time and its powers.'
'Like all action trailers, there's a lot of quick cutting between unrelated sequences. Someone opens a door, the Prince looks around like he's confused and the Princess – called Tamina, not Farah – walks around looking pretty and exchanges PG-rated flirts with the Prince. Some dudes in black robes show up, looking like they just walked off the set of The Scorpion King and there's a lot of sand and gold stuff.'
'An interesting scene I noticed being repeated was a glowing fiery vortex within the Dagger of Time. You can see it in the trailer when the Prince activates it during a fight to rewind time. You see it again at the end of the trailer only somehow the Prince and some other person appear to be inside the Dagger, swirling around the vortex. Seems like a climactic boss fight to me. Also a temple-looking place collapses – it's all very Indiana Jones.'
Hopefully, we will soon hear what happened with the Q&A with Jordan Mechner after the screening.
So, the gamers have seen the trailer, now let the Gyllenhaalics have a go!
Full report here. Pictures of the switching shoes thanks to IHJ.