Walt Disney Pictures has moved the release of the Jerry Bruckheimer-producer Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has been pushed back a year. The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters on June 19, 2009 (just a week before Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) but will now hit theaters on May 28, 2010. The new date wil put the movie sandwiched between Shrek Goes Fourth (May 21, 2010) and Thor (June 4, 2010).
With the new move, it’ll have a four day opening weekend, thanks to the Memorial Day holiday.
Ubisoft’s popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. The setting is sixth century Persia. A nefarious nobleman covets the Sands of Time, a legendary gift from the gods that allows its possessor to turn back time. Whoever owns the Sands of Time has the power to rule the world, and this villainous lord would use that power to enslave all of humanity. The only person capable of defeating this tyrant and saving the world is Dastan (Gyllenhaal), a youthful prince. Now, with plucky princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) by his side, Dastan will attempt to prevent the Sands of Time from falling into the wrong hands. Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) directs a script penned by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Jordan Mechner, and Boaz Yakin.