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.