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I wrote this REVIEW of the new Disney film, "PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME". The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Atherton and Ben Kingsley.


Here is a PHOTO GALLERY featuring images from Disney's new fantasy adventure film, "PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME". Directed by Mike Newell, the movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Atherton.

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dastan_tamina: a community celebrating the relationship between Dastan and Tamina, from the Prince of Persia movie. Because the snark and affectionate mockery need be celebrated. A lot.

Jake Gyllenhaal leaps across the screen as Prince Dastan in Jerry Bruckheimer’s new action adventure Prince of Persia:  the Sands of Time.  The film is based off a long running video games series that originates all the way back to Atari.  As a fan of the original game series I believe they did a great job of capturing the feel and look of the game.  There are a lot of homages to gameplay that I believe many fans will easily spot.  The film expands on the on the original story of the game by adding depth to the once nameless prince and more characters, at sometimes too many.

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Last Wednesday an amazing party was put on for the launch of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. The event was held at one of Hollywood’s notorious hot spots, Skybar.  The star-studded event was hosted by none other than True Blood star Ryan Kwanten.

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Is Jake Gyllenhaal A Gamer?

This year at WonderCon we got to chat with Jake Gyllenhaal and the rest of the cast of Prince of Persia.  Rather than ask anything remotely shocking or headline worthy we went with the obvious one.....is he a gamer?

See the full interview here

Jake Gyllenhaal Explains Prince of Persia at WonderCon

Jake Gyllenhaal and the Prince of Persia cast was making the rounds at WonderCon, hoping they would break a Hollywood curse:  bad video game movies.

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Sands of Time film news

In case some of you haven't seen them yet, IGN put up two excellent interviews yesterday - one with Jake Gyllenhaal, one with Gemma Arterton. I very much appreciated Jake's, because it's clear from all of his answers that he actually values the role he's playing. I'm thrilled to know he and Gemma have so much confidence in the picture. How it'll all turn out in the end, nobody knows, but I always like hearing that this stuff is more than just "another paycheck" to the people working on it.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

This title was recently trademarked by Jordan Mechner, according to Kotaku AU:

On September 29, a trademark for “Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands” was filed by Jordan Mechner. Who’s Jordan Mechner?

He’s the creator of Prince of Persia, that’s who.

As a Kotaku commenter points out, the trademark application only claims the use of the mark for games/software, so it must be a new game that Mechner is involved with.

Upon hearing this, my brain immediately went in several directions. I realize any and all speculation right now is REALLY premature, but humor me.

Because Ubisoft's already gone to the trouble of rebooting Prince of Persia with the 2008 storyline, I can't imagine that Mechner, if he were working on a new game, would be ignoring the new storyline entirely. But maybe I'm wrong.

So I will ask you guys: say Mechner is working on a brand new shiny bit of POP canon for us. Would you prefer it to be:

a) A sequel to POP 2008 that somehow ties in the Sands of Time canon, because OMG. "Forgotten Sands" could imply that the sands are ancient history at this point and our swashbuckling new Prince and Elika somehow come into contact with that history, and !!!

b) An game independent of the 2008 storyline.

c) A tie-in game to the 2010 film lulz.

If you couldn't tell, I'm rather fond of the first idea, but I still can't really decide if the collision of both canons would be cataclysmically wonderful or awful.

What say you?

Film news round-up

As you may or may not have already noticed, Disney's been (finally) doing bit of Sands of Time promotion these past couple of weeks, which has to be leading up to a trailer by the end of the month! Or sometime very soon after that. The film is now less than a year away - May 2010 appears to be the release frame.

Two new posters have been released, along with a few new images that can be found by clicking through the one above.

My first look at the posters unleashed a bit of overanalysis, for the interested.Collapse )

I think the two new images of Prince and... Tamina (I just can't stop myself from saying Farah!) are beautiful visually - that HORSE OMG! So much detail and I love the aesthetic. Still miffed at the whitewashed casting, but if the film's good enough (and Jake/Gemma play things right) I'll get over it.

What do you guys think?