HOLLYWOOD - Movie hunk Orlando Bloom has landed the lead role in Disney's new Prince of Persia adventure trilogy, in a deal reportedly worth $40 million.
Oh dear GOD no!
At least he is better than Zac Efron if only marginally.
Lets hope that the trap in the picture is in it.
Orlando is alright in a movie. I hope that they don't make the next Prince of Persia game look like him though.
Maybe if they show him being killed again and again by the various spike traps, giant blades and metal jaws, then and only then would I go see this movie.
sort of a sword or bow in his hand, he's OK. The second they strip the weaponry from him, his manliness meter goes down about 5 notches.
That is a lot of money... I hope this movie does well it may set the bar to high for Uwe boll to get a job though...
They use the same recycled actors over and over.
That's only one of the reasons actually.
Besides, that idiot doesn't even look Persian
No he does not look Persian, I think he would be much better off in one the girly looking males in a Final Fantasy movie...
I actually don't mind him playing the prince. Neither here nor there with this decision, I just hope the movie is tolerable at least.
I think it will turn out ok... at the least... the movie is really own loosely based on the game... so if the scripted is good it should be an ok movie...
with Disney at the wheel this will be a good game-to-movie film, maybe not for the hardcore fans, but for the general public it will be.
Hardcore fans generally ruin the experience anyways, especially with comic book movies. Always complaining about something.
... the guy cant act in a leading role. He's an extremely boring, uninteresting actor who cant convey any credible emotion.
As a side-character he's OK, nothing special, but he simply cant carry the lead role in a movie. He aint good enough.
Such a shame that a promising title is ruined once again by bad casting... :N
Why didnt they get an actual arabian actor for the part, btw!?
Johnny Depp would have been amazing for the role
too old. This is the Sands of Time we're talking about. We needed a persian looking actor - though they've certain got the age and style right.
Orlando...this film is going to suck.
Damn it all to hell David Zandi should have recieved the role. the casting surveys they did said so as well http://www.iesb.net/index.p...
It would be a bland industry if we let the committees pick who acts and who does not... and what movie get made and which don't ...
isn't that what we got? Orlando Bloom David Zandi is a good actor, director and an honest to god Persian Prince..... Orlando Bloom is a recognizable beautiful face... guess why they picked bloom over zandi?
I say they picked Bloom because he is a huge star for the ladies and they love him even if it was a movie on how to get rid of a hemorrhoid...
This story was just invalidated as untrue
so David Zandi I am still rooting for you!
What's worse? That they're even make the movie (a trilogy no less) or that Mr Bloom, one of the most overrated actors is set to star?
Even with him in the title role, it may still qualify as passable entertainment. I mean, it's Bruckheimer...he's the king of mindless action pics that manage to entertain in spite of themselves. Expect lots of action, stunts, and humor... ...and no logic. But it may still be fun.
Like many people have said already, they need a Persian actor. Bloom isn't even that great of an actor in my opinion. So they got an actor who won't look the part or play the part.
Sorry for the bashing, but I really don't think Bloom is fit for this role.
Orlando Bloom < Suspension of Disbelief
Although he may not be everyones first (second or third) choice, at least it shows they're aiming big for this movie by casting A list celebs. Now that could be either good or bad. Uwe Bole's name's not in sight, be thankful for that if nothing else.
itll b sh!te, the best film hes ever down was black hawk down, that was only coz he died straight away fallin outta a helicopter, pansy
no sorry mate he lived in that movie... he was just messed up pretty bad... and than you don;t see him for the rest of the movie...which is nice...
Orlando Bloom has no charisma. I don't know how he lands such big roles in movies.
steven siegel, he'll totaly rock!!!!
David Zandi was perfect...But I guess they needed "star power" to attract the tweens and the ladies to this movie. The least they could have done was get a real Persian to play the part. Typical Hollywood, who else wants to bet the only real Persians in the movie are gonna be the bad guys and extras. Also, The main cast and supporting actors are gonna be Americans or something. This is just as a bad as John Wayne being casted as Genghis Kahn. As Paul Mooney once said "Hollywood is crazy."
it's over... freaking orlando bloom acting almost ruined pirates, and troy. He was rather good in Lord of the Rings.
So is the movie going to be titled "Prince of Wooden Acting" Hi.. I'm.. Orlando.. Bloom
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