GameSutra recently ran an interview with Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner, where he talked about for a wee little bit about the upcoming PoP graphic novel from First Second:
So, speaking of cross-convergence, you mentioned a new Prince of Persia graphic novel. What can you say about it?
JM: Mark Siegel, who is the editor of First Second Books — an imprint based on the east coast which does really classy, high-quality, European-style graphic novels — works with a lot of really good talent. He approached me about doing a Prince of Persia graphic novel. Mark did this in complete innocence of the fact that there was going to be a Disney/Bruckheimer movie, and he didn’t even really know about the new generation of Ubisoft video games.
He actually came to me because he remembered playing the old Prince of Persia on the Apple II back in the ’90s, and had this weird idea that it might make a cool graphic novel. So don’t think he knew what he was really getting into! But because of the way it worked out — Ubisoft’s doing the video games, and Disney’s doing the movie — we had this little window in which we could do a Prince of Persia graphic novel.
So we decided that because this was a unique, once-in-a-lifetime chance to do something that literally nobody would answer to, rather than do an adaption of the movie or any of the games, we would just create a completely new, completely original Prince of Persia story.
As a fan of the recent games, I must confess I’m kind of excited about this.