New Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Featurette

Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia

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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