Monday, August 4, 2008

Prince of Persia Pushed Back

Disney's Prince of Persia, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the titular action star, has been delayed until May 28th, 2010.

The earlier release date was June 19th, 2009, but I guess the studio didn't want it battling the Transformers sequel in theaters the next week and instead decided it was better to face off against Shrek Goes Fourth (no, I'm not making that up) and Marvel's Thor.

I still can't believe they cast Gyllenhaal as the lead in this movie. He is in no way an action star, nor is he any kind of ethnicity that would make sense for that kind of geographic placement. Gemma Arterton (new Bond girl), Alfred Molina (Doc Ock), and Sir Ben Kingsley co-star.

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