The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will hit theaters next summer and stars Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role. The young actor has been met with some apprehension from fans regarding his portrayal of Prince Dastan, the hero of the video game from which the film is based. Disney recently released a Behind the Scenes featurette of Gyllenhaal explaining his character and what he brings to the role.
In the film, Gyllenhaal plays Prince Dastan a young man who reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. The featured clip shows a lot of trailer footage but gives more background on Dastan’s past.
There’s also a few behind the scenes shots the Gyllenhaal doing some stunts, with director Mike Newell cheering him on. We even get to hear from super producer Jerry Bruckheimer, because wherever there’s a Disney epic being made, 9 times out of 10 he’s behind it. Check out the video and tell us what you think about Jake’s take on Prince Dastan.
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