My fondness for video games compels me to always follow news of game-related movie projects, no matter how doomed to fail they might be. I mean, let's face it-- adaptations of video games haven't had the best of track records. That's not to say they're all doomed from the outset though.
Take "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." You've got blockbuster-meister Jerry Bruckheimer producing, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" director Mike Newell at the helm and Jake Gyllenhaal in the role of the titular Prince. In other words... there's a lot going for this one.
The reason I'm talking about "Sands of Time" today is because Jordan Mechner, creator of the "Prince of Persia" video game franchise, posted a video on his personal blog recently. It's essentially a gameplay trailer using content from the first 3-D "Prince of Persia" game, the one from which the coming movie takes its title. Mechner describes what he hoped to accomplish with the pitch trailer on his blog, but you can check out the video itself below. (thanks to ComingSoon for cluing us in)