After a low quality version of the trailer found its way onto YouTube earlier today, IGN has wisely decided to unveil the official trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time a few hours early. I have to admit, I’ve been pretty curious to see what Jerry Bruckheimer and Mike Newell could do with this video game franchise on the big screen. All the right elements are here for an epic action/fantasy film, but will it just turn out to be another terrible game-to-movie travesty?
One thing I can say after watching this trailer is that it looks very… expensive. I mean, the amount of special effects on screen here are ridiculous, at times almost on par with that 5-minute clip from Roland Emmerich’s 2012. Although I like what I see of the costumes and scenery, I’m not too sure about a lot of the weird CG effects. But hey, it’s cool because Jake Gyllenhaal is running up walls! It’s hard to say if there’s actually a decent story underneath all this, but the sad thing is it looks like it could easily be a massive mess on par with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. At least they could have waited for part 2 or 3 to unveil this much craziness! What do you think? Prince of Persia hits theatres on May 28th, 2010; the trailer is embedded after the jump.