Film site IESB
reports that Disney is hoping Michael Bay, after finishing up Transformers
, will helm the film adaptation of Prince of Persia.
With frequent Bay producer Jerry Bruckheimer already signed on for the project, we expect the Armageddon
director will take the job.
The Bruckheimer-Bay duo has brought us some entertaining (Bad Boys, The Rock
) and not-so entertaining (Pearl Harbor
) films, but there are some prevalent themes in all of their collaborations. Prince of Persia
, heavy on explosion and light on character development and plot, is expected for a Summer 2009 release and, if successful, to become a franchise.