Another featurette has been released for Disney’s upcoming film, Prince of Persia The Sands of Time. The promo is entitled “Creating an Epic” and it centers on just that. It shows us all the work that goes into making a film of this scale, especially one that’s based on a successful preexisting property.
Prince of Persia centers on Prince Dastan, who reluctantly joins forces with the mysterious Tiana to race against dark forces and 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 film is directed by Mike Newell, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It will debut in theaters on May 28, 2010.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays the title character and Gemma Arterton plays his reluctant companion on his journey to protect the dagger. During this new featurette both actors, as well as the crew talk about filming in Morocco and the extreme weather conditions they had to endure. By definition they describe the film as an “epic” because of its fantasy elements and large scope. I’m still not 100 percent on board with the special effects, but the action in the film looks decent.
Check out the latest behind the scenes video for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time below…
What do you think of the landscape used for Prince of Persia? Is it true to the video game?