Maybe you didn’t like the “Prince of Persia” movie. I did. Maybe you didn’t even go to see it. Obviously, I did that, too. But, even if you didn’t like it, anyone curious to see how games make their way to movies should check out the script for this summer’s video game adaptation. (Incidentally, the DVD release of the Mike Newell film debuted at the number one spot two weeks ago.)
Said script was written by Jordan Mechner, the man who created the first “Prince of Persia” game more than twenty years ago in college. Mechner’s gone on to guide his creation through a series of new games and graphic novels and one of the things I’ve always loved about the “PoP” concept was how it always kept its literary aspiration and inspirations in sight, no matter where it went.
Though the script is an interesting glimpse in Mechner’s process, it’s still unclear if the home video sales can magically greenlight a sequel from Disney. Still, even if that doesn’t happen, I hope that Mechner brings his storytelling skills back to his character’s video game exploits.