Prince of Persia’da niye İsveçli başrolde?

Cevap: Onlar mavi gözlü sarışındı yavrum. Türkler geldi bozdu.

Actually, Disney insists Prince of Persia isn’t really about “Persia,” anyway:

During "Prince of Persia's" scripting process, Disney hired BoomGen Studios, a consultation and niche marketing firm specializing in creative content about the Middle East, to help address issues of historical congruity and cultural contexts. Consultants advised the filmmakers to avoid specifically characterizing religion by setting "Prince" in a "mythological time" before the arrival of Islam. As well, the company worked to assure members of the Iranian American community that the film was the antithesis of a recent action-adventure movie felt to vilify the people of Persia.

"We said, 'This is the anti-'300,' " said BoomGen's co-founder Reza Aslan.

Asked point blank by the Times of London, "Isn't Gyllenhaal a bit pale to play a Persian?" Bruckheimer delivered this history lecture. "Persians were very light skinned," he said. "The Turks kind of changed everything. But back in the 6th century, a lot of them were blond and blue-eyed."

Also: Look! Buff Jake Gyllenhaal! OMG!

Published: May 26 2010

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