First Official Image of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Battle-Ready Prince of Persia

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The first official image of Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has been made available online courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The photo presents the character Gyllenhaal plays in the movie, Prince Dastan, ready for battle in his warrior duds.

This isn’t our first look at the buffed up lead in costume however, as last summer we got a glimpse of Jake in costume behind the scenes with some crew members and back in March of this year we got another two images of him again topless on one of the sets.

Unfortunately for the filmmakers, these images were all unimpressive. But now we finally have an officially released image and it looks good:

prince of persia prince dastan jake gyllenhaal First Official Image of Jake Gyllenhaals Battle Ready Prince of Persia

This image looks good as does the character’s costume. Did he tie that leather strap to his bicep himself?

I hope the movie emphasizes the cool action sequences and style that the game it is based on employs – that’s really the main selling point behind this and a big part of the game’s success and evolution into a feature film project.

Alongside Gyllenhaal, the cast includes Sir Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina and Toby Kebbell.

What do you think of his look? Can this video game-based movie break the trend of bad movies in the genre?

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is directed by Mike Newell and opens May 28, 2010.

Source: EW

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  1. If by good you mean the outfit yes, but him in it no. he looks like a low budget michael Pare. This movie will at the minimum be an uber let down.

  2. Honestly, and this isn’t racist at all, he’s to white to be The Prince, The Prince had more of tanned look.

  3. All the Persians I know are really white.

  4. Jake Gyllenhaal,Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina Toby Kebbell ,so they turned all the middle east people into wasp , no surprise there Holywood.I’m pretty sure the princes was a indian in the games. Such a shame it would have been nice to see them use Aishwarya Rai as Farah.

  5. I agree on the look of the dude himself, folks, but moving past that, I think his outfit looks sick.

    They chose Jake for star power as a bankable lead.

    At least that issue is not as present here as it is with The Last Airbender, lol:
    http://screenrant.com/character-bending-images-airbender-rob-17487/

  6. PERSIAN IS NOT INDIAN. They should of used Ohded Fehr from the Mummy. Aishwarya Rai is old and wrinkly and looks like a tanned orc now.

  7. @ Rob Keyes

    In agreement with you about the outfit, but bankable names don’t always mean quality (cough cough Ang Lee’s the Hulk). Also it could be taken as a slap in the face by the Middle-Eastern community. I mean seriously I think Oded Fehr should have been int his role, but that’s just me.

    @ Thade

    Seriously Im not seeing how u conclude the character was Indian when the title is Prince of Persia, and the events all take place in Persia.

  8. @ SIN187UM,

    No disagreement there bud, let’s not forget that this is a Video Game movie so the odds are already against the quality aspect, lol

  9. Looks bad..really bad..REALLY REALLY BAD!!!!

    I mean why let fear and common sense stop you from wasting 150 million with Gyllenhaal as a lead…if this movie makes it’s money back I will eat my hat…he doesn’t exactly sell macho and fearless hero to me in that get-up…

  10. he better use a flying carpet and the whole movie should have been shot as a side scrolling action film from 1995.

  11. I know he’s from Thailand and I’m not sure how good his English is but I wish they could have gotten Tony Jaa to play the Prince. If you’ve seen Ong-Bak or The Protector then you know he could have done all the Prince’s video game moves without any effects! Dude can move!

  12. People, seriously get over yourselves. This isn’t based on a long running book series, or comic-books where there is a lot of history to go back on or base off of. You’re all complaining for the most asinine reasons. It’s a freaking video game.

    He looks fine, and I’m satisfied with the look and all. I’ve played most of the Persia games so I’m not expecting an Oscar worthy movie here. Don’t get bent out of shape.

  13. Super Mario, sorry but NO. Tony Jaa is too small and just doesn’t fit the role at all. But the funny thing is, he can pull off all the crazy acrobatic stunts without the wires or stunt men.

    My vote has always been David Belle. Unrealistic but he was freaking perfect. Physically, he’s perfect for the role (He invented Parkour). He also looks to be off middle eastern heritage (i know for sure he has some arab blood in him). Again, unrealistic but it would turn out so much better imo.

  14. @ Ash Ali

    Im sure your complaints of films are and have been classified as asinine so get over yourself sir. We can nit pick and complain about PoP all we want as this is what screen rant allows us to do. Next complaint will be as to why he looks like a dirty homeless man in battle armor……

  15. OH dam they just lost me wasn’t the last 2 movies with Ben Kingsley in them went STD’s straight to DVD I’ll pass on this one

  16. “PERSIAN IS NOT INDIAN” ~ SIN187UM

    Well dude if you played Sands of time you would know that the The heroine , Farah The Princess is daughter of a Indian maharajah that is attacked by the Prince and his fathers Persian Empire.The Sand of Time is war loot that the Persians find in the Indian maharajah kingdom and is brought back to Persia with princess.

  17. i dont knoe about the game .. but iam from kuwait and i know the persian cause in our country there is alot of them ..
    the most of them white but there is some people there color like indian ..

    and i think Jake Gyllenhaal more than good for this movie

  18. @ Paul, lol

    Side-scroller $150 million film – that would be interesting ;)

  19. @ Thade

    Well dude I have. Persian is still not indian. The Prince therefore was still not Indian. Aishawaya Rai still = tanned orc.

  20. Gyllenhaal for Spiderman!

  21. Looks great. Hope that the movie will be good.

  22. @ Ash Ali

    “It’s a freaking video game. ”

    It’s a movie based on a video game and we all know how STELLAR that genre has been thus far..so looking at the track record of other films of this ilk..it does not bode well..

    IMO it looks B-A-D… agree or not..that does not make it foolish as you said.

  23. The Brokeback Prince of Persia…

  24. @ greenknight333

    Exactly. People seem to have such high expectations of this film. Take a step back, and look at it objectively. The history of videogame-to-film adaptations have not been good. This film may not be an exception to the films thus far.

    I just hope it’s entertaining and not mind-numbing idiotic as some have been. As I’ve said before, I’m not expecting an Oscar-worthy film, I’m just hoping for a fun flick that doesn’t treat us like mindless idiots. If it can achieve that, it will finally break the long chain of videogame-to-film adaptations that suck arse.

  25. I love the game. It has the potential for a great movie if it’s done right. They took the costume and the image of the Prince straight out of the game. But I have a bad feeling about the movie. I’m afraid the another Spiderman is coming instead of the good action/adventure film. I really don’t think that JG was a good choice for this role. It would be better of Orlando Bloom played the Prince – he knows how to handle the sword perfectly and he can act too. He looks more like Prince too. On that picture I see scared JG in a costume but I still can’t picture him as a Prince.

  26. He looks like himself from WARRIOR WITHIN!