Why is a Prince of Persia movie being made? Good question. Answer: because, six years ago, Jordon Mechner, a writer on the Prince of Persia series of games, used game footage to piece together a pitch trailer for what he envisioned as a film. Jerry Bruckheimer took note, decided he could make a billion dollars if he took off Jake Gyllenhaal's shirt and put him in that film, and the rest is history. (Or is it the future?)
So where is that pitch trailer now? Oh, here it is--DIGITALLY:
I think showing Aladdin with the Genie parts edited out would have been more effective.