Disney Pushing Back ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

Studio wants more time for post-production.
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Disney Pushing Back ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are delaying the release of the fantasy action feature Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time by almost a year, from June 19, 2009, to Memorial Day weekend 2010.

According to Variety, Disney officially said it wants to allow plenty of time for post-production, considering that the tentpole will require extensive special effects to create its fantasy world and setpieces.

Decision to delay the release by a year caught some by surprise, although the calendar could continue to see major reshufflings because of the ongoing labor strife in Hollywood. Studios may want to allow for extra cushion in case of any production delays.

The film, based on Ubisoft's bestselling videogame, features Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina.

In its new date, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time opens a week after the release of Shrek Goes Forth.

Disney isn't relinquishing the June 19-21, 2009, weekend completely.

In a twin move, it is pushing up the release of Sandra Bullock-Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy The Proposal from September 2009 to June 19, 2009. Counterprogramming in the heart of summer with female-skewing titles has become a potential goldmine, with Disney looking to continue that trend.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was released May 28th, 2010.

Sources:Variety

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  • ghettokid • 7 years ago

    Least then the film hould have no excuse to be good, now that they got a extra year of production filming.

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    • ghettokid • 7 years ago

      I hate it when studios push back films.

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      • 2movieguys • 7 years ago

        "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" I hope it is not has bad as "The Mummy 3"!!!

        Sandra Bullock-Ryan Reynolds strange!

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        • teesterx • 7 years ago

          You again. Wtf?

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          • teesterx • 7 years ago

            This sounds more like a re-script to me. Hopefully, the extra time will count. It would be disappointing to think they don't know which direction to take the movie. And I also think it'll be a lower age rating than PG-13 Physco. It is a Disney film after all, and the POP gameplay isn't exactly adult-orientated either.

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            • wonderwomyn74 • 7 years ago

              I'm glad they're delaying its release to get the special effects right. The videogame is one of my favorite series. I want to see it done right. Especially when he's running across the walls, etc.

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              • jcisawesome • 7 years ago

                i have no intention of seeing this sh*t

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                • supbitch • 7 years ago

                  ha this movie is gonna suck anyway

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                  • physco-123 • 7 years ago

                    So they are making it. I hope it is PG-13.

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                    • asif • 7 years ago

                      Cool.

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                      • jmt1000000 • 7 years ago

                        Hopefully, this means that it might end up being good.

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                        • clockworkcookie • 7 years ago

                          yes at least it shows they want to perfect it, not just go for some quick cash.

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                          • jremyd • 7 years ago

                            concidering all the aspects of the game... this is something they "need" to get right. So I say, good for them for taking their time.

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                            • jayare1 • 7 years ago

                              too much comp in 09 maybe? lol regardless it's exciting stuff.

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                              • the-kwisatz-haderach • 7 years ago

                                It sucks but like Phat said hopefully its worth the wait.

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                                • jremyd • 7 years ago

                                  Cool... I didn't know they were even making this.. Also the first time I have heard about the shrek movie as well.

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                                  • ed-wood • 7 years ago

                                    Yeah, that gives them plenty of time to get it right.

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                                    • sxers2k1 • 7 years ago

                                      damn that sucks.. I sure hope they make it worth the wait.

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