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Some Photos Of Some PRINCE OF PERSIA Sets Magically Appear Online!!

Merrick here... has posted a bunch of photos of the PRINCE OF PERSIA sets constructed in Morocco. I can't say much more than that 'cause the article linked below is written in a language I can not read. If any Talkbackers out there can provide a rough translation for the curious masses, feel free to post in Talkbacks below (and thanks in advance!) Love the size of these sets...and the fact they're even using sets at all. Just like the good ol' days... See the photos...


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  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Bang bang

    by nick lang


  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Aint it late news

    by barnaby jones

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Aint it late indeed

    by nick lang

    Remember the days when aintitcool was actually the primary source for news? Now they just seem to be culling articles from other sites like rotten tomatoes...and days later at that.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    English, and Bad English.

    by Galva

    I think that any time anyone brings up languages, and understanding them. Sorry to steal your thunder, Merrick.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST


    by BradMajors

    Hi Merrick. It's french. It translates as follows: " I don't know if you're aware of it, but in 2004 Disney and producer bought the rights for Princ of Persia from UbiSoft in order to adapt the cult game into a feature-lenght movie. The movie wont be out before 2010, but filming has recently begun in Morocco. There was some buzz in August, with the first stolen pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal (who is it?) and Reese Witherspoon (that one I know). Thanks to Roch, reader of and reporter for us in Morocco, here are the first pictures of the sets of Princ of Persia: The Sands of Time. ... These are still under construction. Thanks a lot to Roch, who took these in Aït-Ben-Haddou during his holidays in Morocco. It was nice to share them with us." Well, nothing really interesting, actually...

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Most boring movie pics ever?

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    MCMLXXVI's talkback messages are more exciting and, as he says the same damn thing every time (are you a fucking machine, man?) that' saying something.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Translation (2nd)

    by BradMajors

    Sorry, it's "...Disney and producer Jerry Bruckehimer bought..." I translated it quickly, since I'm at work.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Sands Of Time


    What a great game, perhaps one of my all time faves. Anyone know if a movie related game with Jake and cast providing voices is in production?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST

    BADBOYBROM . . .

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    No, and thank god for that. There is however Prince of Persia 4 coming out and from what I've read it's meant to launch a new trilogy of games. Just as a side note: For anyone who hasn't played the games and suddenly'll quickly realize where God Of War stole all it's mechanics and some of it's concept.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Thank you Dark Knight...

    by blackmantis

    ...for reminding studios that we don't want our action fantasies to look like CGI cartoons.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST

    ColWTH yer an idiot

    by Prof_Ender

    Yeesh. What I find funny is that I'm a "Muzz-lim" and I'm more open-minded than you are. I guess that must be my "hatred" speaking. Oh, and as a fan of the Prince of Persia series, it should be noted that the timeframe is Ancient Persia BEFORE the rise of Islam. So you can curb your herangue before you hurt yourself.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST

    ColWTH, your ignorance is astounding

    by kdssrugby

    If you took the time to read the Koran,you would see that Islam is a very tolerant religion. In certain parts of the world this message has been twisted for ulterior means. Muslims in general do not want to "destroy the World". Also during their peak they were indeed a civilization that rivaled any in the Western world in terms of art, culture and science. Your intolerance, along with that of many others, only encourages the truly evil men who claim to speak for all Muslims, and serves to drive the moderate Muslims into their arms.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    ColWTH, the real enemy...

    by BradMajors

    ...and you can find it everywhere, behind each massacre, crime, etc. is ignorance. People who blow themselves up are always uneducated (and then recuperated by extremists), for instance. And you my friend, are just as ignorant as the first imbecile blowing himself up. Ignorance and hatred are the disease. And you're pretty sick.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    ColWTH, CNTD

    by kdssrugby

    Any war being waged is within the Muslim community, not between the East and West. Many Muslims are trying to find their way in a world that is rapidly changing, and trying to do so in a way that is consistent with their religion. Not all agree with how it should be done, the extremists have one view point, others have a more peaceful viewpoint. It is Western involvement and interference (like in Pakistan) that is exacerbating and polarizing this struggle. And thanks to Prof Ender for the good point about the films time period, hopefully this will make up for their poor portrayal in 300. (BTW, I m not Muslim, but a Religion major who specializes in the Muslim faith).

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST


    by Roberts

    I would call you a twat but I think that it would only give you the thrill of social interaction which is obviously that you desperately crave. So I wont.... but you are

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST


    by kdssrugby

    Do I even have to bring up the atrocities that other religions (i.e Christians) have committed over the centuries in the name of a deity. I don t see how I m an apologist, I am condemning the acts of the few evil Muslims that are in positions of power, not justifying them.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    good point Spider

    by kdssrugby

    as anyone heard about what the plot is going to be about? i.e. will it follow one of the games or will it be a continuation?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST


    by Marxeffect

    What a fucking cock you are! I think that sums up my thoughts on the matter.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    This film is based loosely on Sands of Time


    But not word for word, the writer of the game has taken elements of that story to use here. Also the new Prince of Persia game is not a sequel to the Sands trilogy but a new game with a new Prince, a new art style, and it uses the Assassin's Creed engine.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Ancient Persia preceeds Islam by about a millenium


    The games take place prior to the fall of Babylon, and note also that Persians are not ethnically Arabic, so the stereotypes about Islam really don't apply in any way shape or form anyway. Ethnically Persians were fairer skinned than their Arab neighbours in those days, but in any society that is situated on major trade routes genetic blending is inevitable. Conquest and migration are factors as well, but ancient Persians do not necessarily resemble the majority of people who reside in that region today. Gylenhaal actually looks a lot like the Prince as he appeared in "Warrior Within" and "The Two Thrones". Take an anthropology or history course or something. Those of you making racist or historically inaccurate statements would benefit from a little education.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    I think this will be good....

    by dr sauch


  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Also ColWTH, you really nuked this talkbacks fridge

    by dr sauch

    Now we'll never get to talk about the movie. Special recognition for using the word "muzzies" like my 80-year-old white republican neo-conservative racist grandfather does.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    And one more thing....

    by dr sauch

    Now that I'm done trolling and looked at the pictures, this looks more like Assassins Creed than Prince of Persia. I imagined PoP sets to have a much more "interior" feel.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Just in time for our war in Iran

    by I Dunno

    And idiot redneck peckerwood douchebags like ColWTH aren't going to help things.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Religion bashing

    by DrMeyer

    Enough. I agree with those who point out that Islam, by itself, is not the problem. The extremists who have have perverted the intent of Islam are the problem. Just as radical evangelical Christians have give that religion a bad name. By the thinking of our visiting racist, Aladdin or The Thief of Baghdad or any of the Sinbad movies is apologist for the sins of Islam, and God help you if like Lawrence of Arabia! Remove your head from your ass, boy. It's not the religion, just some of the people. Now, can we talk about the movie itself? Dr. Ludwig Meyer

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Depends on when in Persian history...

    by Kid Z

    ...the movie is intended to take place. ancient Persia, i.e. the Archeamenid Dynasty, the Parthians, the Sassanid Dynasty were all pre-Islam... the Arab invasion and its resulting conversion of most Persians to Islam took place in the 7th century. Before that, most Persians were Zoroastrian, which was the first monotheistic religion in history. Also, the architecture depicted looks more Moroccan than Persian... but that's Hollywood.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    "The one with that Godsmack song"

    by Anna Valerious


  • Sept. 2, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    ColWTH, various things, and Kid Z

    by Bloo

    first of all ColWTH Persia was never Muslim, when the Muslims overthrew Persia it basically became Iran, they were forciably converted to Islam<P>that brings up my 2nd point, Islam as Mohammad practed was a violent, take over the world kinda of religon, but one that respected Christians and Jews, they still wanted to take over the world and force things into their mold (see their treatment of Cappodica in Turkey), but again they generally respected Christians and Jews<P>finally Kid Z, I could be wrong, but I thought monothestic society started loosely with the Isrealities and Judiasm? I'm willing to be corrected in this, but I thought that's what I learned in my college world religons class

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST


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  • Sept. 2, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Minas Tirith Blues

    by bythehairofsanjaya

    Anybody here remember back in the Golden Age of AICN we would drool over pictures of the latest nail driven in Minas Tirith or Rivendale? Can't get very much worked up over these.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Actually Bloo...

    by Kid Z

    ...the first monotheists were the ancient Egyptians who, led by the Pharoah Aknaten began to worship the new sun god, Aten. However, it didn't take and after Aknaten died, his religion died out with him. The ancient Hebrews at the time were still worshipping various gods and goddesses, with YHWH or "Yahweh" being sort of the chief god. Zoroastrianism was the first established, monotheistic religion, but I suppose this could probably be disputed. The ancient views of religion were considerably different than those of modern times.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    I think it's about time for ColWTH to be banned.

    by Lenny Nero

    Right. All Muslims are bad. Great job.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    All fundamentalists are bad!

    by Kid Z

    Fact of life. Most Muslims aren't fundies, though, neither are most Christians or any other religion. Fundamentalism is a destructive meme that hides behind religion... it's a virus. So lay off the Muslims, you've probably never even met one. They're decent, hardworking folk who'd treat you like a king if you were ever a guest in their house.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    The dude may be hateful, but he ISN'T racist.

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Some people (on this TB no less) are too quick to throw that label around.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    All Gone Quiet

    by HewligansHaircut

    I like the fact that ColWTH has gone a bit quiet... Nice.. Hopefully he's wandered off and is whacking off to his donkey porn

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Merrick, we've had the whole team researching this....

    by Ray Gamma

    And it seems this article was written in some obscure ancient language known as ¨French¨.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Mr. Saxon..

    by Harold-Sherbort

    It's hard to get excited about the sequel. I know Richard Kelly isn't happy about it. It's a completely unnecessary and shallow attempt to cash in on cult status of the original. It'll be like Lost Boys 2.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah..

    by Harold-Sherbort

    ..this may not be the place, but those new Levi commercials are...arousing.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Google Translates

    by ComputerwizardPK

    Although usually poorly so for future reference just run over to Pop in the url and link that. Oh and I'm looking forward to this movie :)

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I agree with ColWTH...

    by Second Try

    ...on a few points, of course. Islam is indeed an Ideology of conquering the world and it is indeed at culture war with the West and the west is kinda losing it. The only respect they have for christians and jews is the respect a master have for his slaves.<P> <P> That said, I don't think this movie about Prince of Persia is much of an apology of islam since at least the first game has not much of religion in it and just some visual reference to Arabia.<P> <P> As Kid Z said, it depends on when in Persian history the film takes place. Maybe it will be the pre-muslim zoroastrian Sassanid Persia or after the conquest by Islam. Since it's Hollywood, we can expect anything. Especially anachronistic references.