New Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Featurette

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:28 am,

prince of persia movie jake gyllenhaal New Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Featurette

One of the major releases of summer 2010 is Disney’s adaptation of the popular video game, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The action-adventure film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the title character and is produced (in his trademark style) by Jerry Bruckheimer.

The Prince of Persia trailer released in November to a slightly mixed reaction here at Screen Rant and part of that is due to the history of the genre lacking in quality and not staying true to the key elements of the games.

In addition to the teaser, we’ve seen some behind-the-scenes footage including the first Prince of Persia featurette which focused on the character of Dastan (Gyllenhaal), his background and his journey within the film. This second video we have below focuses on The Sands of Time itself in the form of the magical dagger that represents the plot device of the video game and this movie.

As with the first video from two weeks back, there are scenes from the movie intertwined with interview segments from director Mike Newell, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and the star, Mr. Gyllenhaal.

Watch and enjoy:

I think the dagger is perfect in design and the effects of it being used are cool, but I want that time and effort re-focused into making the movie feel more like the game and have more of that parkour and fighting style which made the game what it was, and worthy of a big-budget feature film.

That aspect has been lacking in the promotional material we’ve seen so far but we’ll have to wait and see if we get more of that in the final product.

What do you think?

Starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal are Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Reece Ritchie and Toby Kebbell.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time opens in theaters May 28, 2010 and the Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (video game) hits shelves May 10, 2010. The game is a sequel to the Sands of Time game and you can read all about it at Game Rant.

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  1. i just love it!!!!!!!!!! It’s maddness!

  2. iam so pumped for this movie.

  3. i was a huge fan of the series till the last game that came out. I had always said that this game would make a great movie if done correctly. I think that even with limited parkour and dual swords, which you only get till the 2nd game, it will be a solid blockbuster with jake and ben kingsley. Both are great actors and i from the looks i am really hoping its a fun film.

  4. This looks like a very good movie, I can not wait to see it, this is what that last game should have been, but oh well.

  5. @ Chris O,

    The next game is following in the Sands of Time series as a sequel to the 2003 game (no more cell-shaded anime prince). It’s similar in style to this movie in terms of the character design and the Prince’s clothing/armor.

    Check out ‘The Forgotten Sands’ at

  6. So that’s why Ubisoft is making a new PoP game Sands of Time style, and not a sequel to new cell shaded PoP game. A cash-in for the movie!

  7. coooooooooooooooooooool

  8. looks awesome, i cant wait!!!

  9. @ Huggybear,

    Well, that and the fact the latest iteration wasn’t so well-recieved as expected. Fans want a return to the Sands of Time game I think so this is it.

    As we know, tie-in games usually means bad news but this isn’t based on the movie which gives me hope!