Just a few days ago at Comic-Con, the video-game-turned-movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was being talked up as a June 2009 release. Note the date on the promotional poster which, without a picture of princely star Jake Gyllenhaal, might as well be an ad for a Pier 1 sale. Variety is now reporting that Walt Disney Pictures has pushed back the release date nearly a full year to Memorial Day weekend 2010. Hey, maybe next year at the con Disney will hand out little "10"s you can stick to the posters they gave you this year!
It's hard to believe that a few years ago, Sylvester Stallone was pretty much off the radar, playing a villain in a Spy Kids movie with his glory days largely behind him. Now, after making another Rocky movie and another Rambo movie, all of a sudden everyone wants to work with him. (Let this be a lesson to all those actors out there who don't want to be in franchises.) As previously reported, Sly has written a new action movie for himself to direct and star in, and the cast he's assembled so far -- combined with the actors he's still going after -- is mind-bogglingly awesome.
Dear Sir. You must really like to work. You've been in 17 films in the last five years, and you seems to take the good roles as readily as the bad ones. They don't all have to be Gandhi, Sir Ben, but think about what you're doing! Suspect Zero and You Kill Me weren't bad. Bloodrayne and Thunderbirds weren't good. We assume you made The Love Guru to be in a blockbuster and The Wackness to make out with an Olsen twin, but The Prince of Persia? Really?