More Prince of Persia Action in New Featurette

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:20 pm,

prince of persia movie jake gyllenhaal More Prince of Persia Action in New Featurette

The Prince of Persia franchise is making a major splash in recent weeks in both the film and video game industries. With the first full official trailer for the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (the film) releasing at the top of November surrounded by rumors of a tie-in game by Ubisoft, the company that revitalized the franchise in 2003 with the game the movie is based on.

A few weeks later, the new Prince of Persia video game was (officially) announced unsurprisingly, although not a direct tie-in with the film (a good thing), it’s a sequel to the original Sands of Time game and universe, titled The Forgotten Sands with its lead character looking much more like Gyllenhaal’s on-screen version.

The first footage for the The Forgotten Sands game and a clip from the film were premiered at the Spike Video Game Awards this weekend by the Prince himself, Jake Gyllenhaal, and now we have even more to share in this two-and-a-half minute featurette loaded with action.

This new behind-the-scenes featurette shows off plenty of scenes with Jake working his combat skill as Prince Dastan cut between little interview snippets with those involved with the project. Watch and enjoy:

I’ve not seen one action shot of Prince Dastan fighting like he does in the game so while I hope we do get a few (or one) cool-angled slow-mo sword action scene against multiple opponents, I’m doubtful we’ll see it, and it’ll be more of the fast-paced close-up adventure.

Starring alongside Mr. Gyllenhaal are Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace & the upcoming Clash of the Titans), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2 & the upcoming The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) Ben Kingsley (The Assignment & the upcoming Shutter Island).

What do you think of the footage?

Stay tuned for more on the Prince of Persia movie at Screen Rant, and on The Forgotten Sands game on Game Rant.

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

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  1. Like you guys said before, still no wall running. Hopefully that makes an appearance in the movie.

    I also would love more Parkour as opposed to swordplay/fighting because that’s how the game was, mostly platforming with a bit of fighting mixed in.

    Still don’t see anything to raise this above a “popcorn flick” but I do hope I’m wrong.

  2. I don’t know… it certainly LOOKS good – but will the final product turn out to be?


  3. Im looking forward to it, seems like some good stunts and action

  4. I’m pretty stoked about it.

  5. Still not overtly excited about Jake being the lead. I mean, the Prince of PERSIA? Sendhil Ramamurthy can’t be that busy, what with basically being written off Heroes. I think he’d be fantastic. But certainly the most off-putting aspect is lack of similarities to the game. I mean the innovative action is what made it so cinematic, with wall-running and time-reversing. Instead, they seem to be going the route of zoom the camera way in and shake it a lot and that signifies an action scene(here’s looking at you, Paul Greengrass.) Lazy.

  6. Glad to see that I’m not the only one who feels a bit “Meh” about this. I know it’s supposed to be “The Next Pirates of the Caribbean!!1!” but I’m not feeling it yet.