prince of persiaJordan Mechner forwarded me this Ubisoft-created look back at the Prince of Persia series. It’s in sucky .wmv format, but does a nice job showing the evolution of the franchise from its humble PC roots.

Anticipating your inevitable questions:

  1. No, I don’t know when the movie will come out.
  2. No, we haven’t cast anyone.
  3. Yes, the movie is based on “The Sands of Time,” the first game in the series, which is lighter and more swashbuckling than the later games.
  4. Yes, we’re aware of the fact that Babylon (games two and three) doesn’t have anything to do with Persia.
  5. No, we don’t have a director yet.
  6. Yes, I think it would be great to find a (relatively) unknown Persian actor to play the prince. It’s not my decision, though. Just my opinion.
  7. No, don’t send headshots. Or links. I’ll delete them.
  8. I’m serious. Stop.

Who am I kidding? I’ll end up having to close comments anyway. But in the meantime, you can see the promo here.