Not long ago, I pointed you toward a story over at Jim Hill Media in which Hill himself talked about how Disney's planned adaptation of the Prince of Persia video game might soon become the studio's next big franchise. We already know the first Persia-related film Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, is currently in development; IMDb lists a release date of 2008 and Charlie Clausen has apparently nabbed the part of the prince.
Our Italian friends (oh yes, Cinematical has friends all over the globe) from Badtaste seemed to have uncovered some promotional artwork for either the film or a new video game. They claim to have received the images in a promotional document from Disney, and promptly scoured the net for similar game-related images, but could not find any that matched. Which, of course, leads us to believe that this is our first look at some of the pre-production artwork for Disney's "next great franchise." Story follows a prince and a rival princess who team up to prevent a villainous ruler from unleashing a world-ending sandstorm. For those of you Prince of Persia fanatics out there, take a look at the pics and let us know what you think?