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Exclusive: Prince of Persia Pictures
See Gyllenhaal in action in new posters

20 July 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is one of next year's big summer movies, so a few new posters showing the lovely Jake Gyllenhaal and the gorgeous Gemma Arterton are just the thing to bring a touch of sunshine to this otherwise cloudy day.

Based on the massively popular series of videogames, the story sees Gyllenhaal as a 'rogue prince' Dastan and Gemma Arterton as 'mysterious princess' Tamina, who reluctantly team up to safeguard an ancient dagger that could release the Sands of Time, allowing its possessor to reverse time and rule the world.

Also starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina, directed by Mike Newell, and out on May 28, 2010, you'll need to set expectations to "epic" for this one.

Check out the September issue of Empire for more exclusive pictures, and a report from the set of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

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Your Comments

Oh boy, Jake Gyllenhaal does not look Persian at all, let alone like the Prince of Persia. Disney's doing this with Bruckheimer? Another Pirates of the Caribbean it's definitely not. More

Posted by JoeyPottr at 01:48 on 27 July 2009 | Report This Post

I hope its good, we need a good movie of a game and this might be it and i haven't seen Jake looking quite so fit. I know airbrush helps but he's still nice not Leonides though!! More

Posted by bez at 19:36 on 26 July 2009 | Report This Post

he is not persian
just for the americans! Hard to actually market a persian film! More

Posted by ghulley at 13:38 on 25 July 2009 | Report This Post

It should be good actually. Pirates of the Caribbean was good and this is being touted as the next "that". The crew sound good, the actors are not bad and it should be a fun magical fantasy adventure. The writer from the game is on it, and the story is an "alternative" one to the Sands of Time on which its based. But what the hell is up with the font on the posters? No effort to make it "arabesque" at all. More

Posted by Razorus at 02:43 on 25 July 2009 | Report This Post

why does nobody make a metal gear solid film??? if done right it could be brilliant More

Posted by Anchorman at 12:12 on 24 July 2009 | Report This Post

why does nobody make a metal gear solid film??? if done right it could be brilliant More

Posted by Anchorman at 12:12 on 24 July 2009 | Report This Post

Good Looking Cast
Probably yet another awful video game adaptation. Have there been any good ones? (I quite liked the first Resident Evil actually). More

Posted by Hillsman at 10:09 on 24 July 2009 | Report This Post

It's the Photoshop Age, no-one looks natural unless they've been heavily airbrushed. Adobe are already working on an 'offline' version: Adobe Skinshop CS5. That sounds far worse than I intended... More

Posted by OddCinema at 17:23 on 21 July 2009 | Report This Post

She should do!  Can anyone else say "airbrush"?  Shame.  She's so pretty, she doesn't need to be distorted so badly. More

Posted by Phe Phe Lou at 13:43 on 21 July 2009 | Report This Post

As Maria Schneider probably said - Christ, this is going to be painful. And Gyllenhaal looks like a 300 rip-off. She probably didn't say that bit. More

Posted by OddCinema at 12:01 on 21 July 2009 | Report This Post

yone think this looks terrible? ot terrible - just bad. More

Posted by PeterLee at 11:49 on 21 July 2009 | Report This Post

I'm not sure why, but I have a feeling this may be okay.  By all reasoning it should be awful, but just maybe it will be kinda fun. ... although probably dreadful, unfortunately. More

Posted by Drone at 08:31 on 21 July 2009 | Report This Post

Bloody hell, Gemma Arterton looks good! More

Posted by steveg66 at 08:21 on 21 July 2009 | Report This Post

RE: tisk tisk
Not the most inspiring of posters. The one of Gemma Arterton looks more like a perfume ad than a film poster 'Destiny' by Jerry Bruckheimer More

Posted by Brundlesflies at 08:08 on 21 July 2009 | Report This Post

tisk tisk
I just think they've written Prince of Persia in the wrong font. More

Posted by thepluginbaby at 21:31 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

no, just you More

Posted by windsor666 at 21:27 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

I'm impressed
I've actually got a bit of hope for this after all. This could be the real deal. They took the prince from the Sands Of Time and mixed him with his look from Warrior Within. Now he's looking just badass. More

Posted by cenaris at 20:43 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

Walt Disney...
I know technically its a Disney movie, but so was pirates of he carribean and that was a brilliant film.. shame about the sequels.. but yeah this could be as good as the first POTC. Maybe? More

Posted by niallc15 at 20:04 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

Giant fucking Walt Disney logo
Eugh eugh eugh get it away get it away! More

Posted by AYBGerrardo at 19:07 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

Does anyone think this looks terrible? More

Posted by hamsolo77 at 18:17 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Take a close look at the poster credits ...
I suppose there's a teeny tiny possibility that this might be okay...... More

Posted by CORLEONE at 17:54 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

Prince of L.A More

Posted by james riley at 17:53 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Take a close look at the poster credits ...
L: Mad Dog Tannen ... it's all gibberish! aybe it's in Persian? More

Posted by The_Hat at 17:43 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

Take a close look at the poster credits ...
... it's all gibberish! More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 17:32 on 20 July 2009 | Report This Post

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