View Full Version : Gyllenhaal freezes time, becomes Prince of Persia

May 21st, 2008, 15:40
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http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.xbox360fanboy.com/media/2008/05/popcastsider.jpg (http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3if545c66bc7e570547c6373960ca71a37)Just when you think Hollywood is getting hip (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/05/09/gore-verbinski-to-direct-bioshock-movie/) to how game movies should be you're pushed down the well of reality. According to the Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3if545c66bc7e570547c6373960ca71a37) Jake Gyllenhaal, of Donne Darko fame, has been cast as the lead in Jerry Bruckheimer's produced adaptation of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. To be fair, that's not what we're scratching our heads at.

In the announcement Gyllenhaal (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0350453/) is said to be cast as Dastan, for the first time naming the Prince since he was imagined by Jordan Mechner in 1989 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Persia). Joining Gyllenhaal is Gemma Arterton (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2605345/) who plays Dastan's love interest--the beautiful Princess Tamina. Yeah, they changed that name too. We don't know why the changes are needed, but we're sure to find out soon.

In the film Dastan and Tamina join forces to prevent an evil nobleman from stealing the Sands of Time, which, remainning true to the game it's based on, allows its wielder to reverse the flow of time.

Directed by Mike Newell, no relation to Gabe, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is set to begin filming in Morocco this July.

[via Big Download (http://news.bigdownload.com/2008/05/20/jake-gyllenhaal-cast-as-prince-of-persia/)]
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