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PoP movie to be filmed in Morocco

Shooting will begin this summer.

The big screen adaptation of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time is set to begin shooting in Morocco this summer, according to Variety.

"Producers are always looking for cheap places to shoot and Morocco is one of them," said Disney representative Jimmy Abounouom. He reckons the Moroccan shoot will kick off in mid-June, while other bits of the movie will be filmed in the UK at Pinewood Shepperton studios.

The film is being directed by Mike Newell whose previous credits include Donnie Brasco, Pushing Tin and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.

The script is by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who also wrote The Day After Tomorrow, and PoP creator Jordan Mechner. Trousers will be supplied by MC Hammer.

Sources, i.e. IMDB, suggest the Prince of Persia film is out next year - but nothing has so far been confirmed.

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