New Posters For ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:08 pm,

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Empire has just premiered two new posters for the upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal video game adaptation, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Armageddon) produced action-adventure is set to be one of 2010′s biggest blockbusters, with both a big-budget and an existing video game fan base to help it do well at the box office.

The Prince of Persia video game series was (and still is) extremely popular, so much so it’s kind of a shock that it’s taken them this long to get it firmly on the way to theaters (a film has been in the works as far back as before the 2003 video game reboot of the original 1989 Prince of Perisa video game).

The big-screen adaptation of POP follows “rogue prince” Dasdan (Gyllenhaal) and a mysterious princess called Tamina (Gemma Arterton), who together (reluctantly) safeguard an ancient dagger that could unlock what is known as the Sands of Time, a force which allows its possessor to manipulate (or reverse) time and thus rule the world.

Today we have two new international posters for Prince of Persia, courtesy of Empire. Check them both out below (click either for a larger version):

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I don’t know about you, but those are not what I expected to see advertising a Prince of Persia movie. They look more like fashion magazine covers than movie posters! Does this mean we can expect something more than your standard action franchise fare? Surely not! Surprise factor aside, I really like the look of the posters – they’re sleek and sophisticated, giving off an epic feel that I suspect the film is going for.

Gyllenhaal looks awesome as Prince Dasdan – I was skeptical about him being cast in the role when it was first announced, but the more I see of him in the get-up (check out images here and here), the more he looks to be a fit for the character. And it goes without saying Arterton (who’s starting to make a real name for herself) is… appealing.

I will always be wary about any and all video game adaptations until one finally comes along that proves they can actually be good. I have every hope that Prince of Persia will be the one to do that. Is that hope in vain?

What do you think of these latest posters for Prince Persia? Are you looking forward to this video game adaptation?

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is scheduled to hit theaters on May 28th, 2010.

Source: Empire

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  1. Actually the Gemma Arteton one looks SO much like a Details magazine cover or something for Vanity Fair.
    Gyllenhal’s poster is appears they are moving towards the second game, Warrior Within, in terms of style and look as opposed to the first one because that is the exact same costume the Prince wears in the second game.

  2. Wow, it’s good to know we still have people who can craft visually interesting and suitable fonts!

    Seriously, what the heck?
    Are they evening TRYING?
    Hell, it’d take Trajan over this!

  3. I have to agree, Gyllenhal’s poster is pretty close to cover of the second game.

  4. Your complaining about the fonts? WOW KID!! Gyllenhal looks great as the Prince.

  5. Dude, fonts are a really important part of making a poster eye-catching.
    Look at those!
    What about that font says “Arabian adventure” or “Adventure” of ANY kind?
    Look at the text and tell me it’s dynamic or interesting in the slightest!

  6. disney???!!! this movie is gonna suck

  7. They really should’ve used the video game font, considering the movie’s source material, but they have the right idea.

  8. Well, in the film page at Wikipedia there was an early official logo for the film that I’d have liked to see on those posters. But since they are international I hope they make some better for the US. And if they are going to advertise like that, I’m not sure people will get that interested in the film.

  9. The producers and cast directors should have gone with someone who was of persian dissent. I know there are actors and actresses of the A or B list caliber that could have done this film. Someone needs to tell Hollywood that the days of racial discrimination are behind us now.

  10. UUUGGG… this movie has “G.I. Joe meets Dragonball” written all over it. I loved the games (besides the latest one), and everything I’ve seen from this film so far is screaming cornfest. I REALLY hope i wrong… but im not keeping my fingers crossed.

  11. still not impressed, and nice of them to try and compete with Iron Man 2 in May 2010. FAIL.

  12. My only problem is that the Prince doesnt wear that outfit until the 2nd game he wears a completely different outfit in the 1st,so that makes me think what else are they gonna change

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