It appears to be a busy week for Ubisoft game titles. Latino Review now has a script review of the big-screen version of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for Disney. Since the fate of Disney's other hi-action franchise is still hanging in limbo, Prince of Persia could be their next chance at another blockbuster series. The game has existed in one form of another since 1989, starting on the Apple II and has lasted right up to the latest generation consoles. Rights to the film were bought by action-mogul Jerry Bruckheimer back in 2004, but it took over three years to get a script about a "a brave medieval prince sets out to rescue the kidnapped daughter of the Maharajah and save his realm from certain destruction." And so far, Latino Review seems happy with what they have seen, including a first act that sounds remarkably similar to the opening of the game Sands of Time.

Fans will be happy to know that our acrobatic friend will be in fighting form since the film plans to make use of the French art of Parkour, "the aim of which is to move from point A to point B as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body" -- the most recent example would be the amazing chase scene in Casino Royale, or there is my personal favorite, Nike's The Angry Chicken. IESB had reported that Michael Bay was set to direct the film for a summer release in 2009 just as soon as he was finished with Transformers, but nothing has been confirmed. But, if the script is the real thing, it could mean that maybe the film is just a little closer to becoming a reality.
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