Prince of Persia

When adapting video games, movie execs greenlight high-action games in which the narrative is either absent or serves only as an excuse to string together the next action sequence or puzzle. That’s why we have movies like Doom, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, and Super Mario Bros.

Hollywood finally got the message and decided to adapt a game that already has a great story to begin with: Prince of Persia. Finally, a game movie worth watching! Screenwriter John August and PoP creator Jordan Mechner discuss how they pitched the movie to Disney and how they put together the pitch trailer.