A Featurette from ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’


Time travel, what a wonderful subject to explore. The power to right wrongs and get second chances. I have made it no secret that it is one of my favorite subjects and I especially love it when it is traversed in movies. Some time-travel movies that stand out in my head are “Back to the Future” and “Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home.” These came to me at an early time in my life, when I was very impressionable. They opened my mind to the possibilities and dropped me right in the middle of the realm of Einstein, black holes and slingshots around the sun. What does a 10 year old do with this type of bombardment? Well, he daydreams that he has achieved it and fantasizes about all its practical uses. Although I can usually find so many flaws in time travel movies, I admire their attempts to harness it for entertainment purposes.

This brings me to “Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time.” Since I first heard of the video game it is based on, I was intrigued. It was a successful and unique game, to the point that, years after its release, a large scale movie is being made about it. This project has been on my radar since I heard about it a few years back. With every production image released since its inception, I have become more and more excited. I loved the direction that they are taking with this movie, but it’s no surprise when it is being directed by Mike Newell (of “Donnie Brasco” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”).

In the featurette below, they lay out the ins and outs of the movie for us. I am so grateful for it because they answer various questions I had about it. It is still like a trailer, but they dissect it and explain its concept, the secrets of the dagger that hold the sands of time and how it works, and show images that where not included in the original trailer.

Jake Gyllenhaal, its protagonist, appears to have entered a serious workout regimen for this project. He is muscular and seems very athletic, something you need to play the role of the Prince Of Persia. I remember thinking he was not right for the role when I first heard about him being cast, but now I am sold on his representation.

The movie’s tag-line is “Defy the Future,” so the question is, with all the competition in 2010, and especially during the time of release of this film, will “Prince Of Persia” defy its opposition in the likes of “Shrek Forever After,” “Iron Man 2,” “Robin Hood,” “A-Team” and “Toy Story 3”?

“Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time” will be released May 28, 2010.

Source: Trailer Addict

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5 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Dee #

    Great article. I think Jake fits this role perfectly and I look forward to seeing it next summer.

  2. Kat #

    This sounds interesting!

  3. Dani #

    He looks fantastic!

  4. Christine #

    I may check this out.

  5. Cam Smith #

    I’m predicting this and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” to be this summer’s biggest financial underwhelmers.