Jake Gyllenhaal cast in PRINCE OF PERSIA: The Sands of Time
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton will star in “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” mDisney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ adaptation of Ubisoft’s popular video game. Mike Newell is directing.
In the fantasy adventure, Gyllenhaal will play Dastan, a young prince in 6th century Persia who must join forces with Tamina (Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess, to prevent a villainous nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.
Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, Jordan Mechner and Boaz Yakin wrote the script, which is based on the games created by Jordan Mechner.
Bruckheimer is producing, while Mike Stenson, Chad Oman and Patrick McCormick are executive producing.
Now that’s an interesting casting, especially since the movie is called Prince of Persia…
The movie is based on a really great video game of the same name, and if the game is any indication as to what the movie will look like then I’m really excited. But (yes, there is a but) from experience I have learned not to get too excited, because the movies are rarely as good as the game they are based on.
So for now I’ll just wait for the trailer.
The movie is set to be released on June 16th 2009.