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PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME : Featurette - Creating an Epic

Disney has released a cool little behind the scenes featurette for their upcoming action adventure film, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which is an adaptation of the popular video game. The new featurette is called Creating an Epic. The video focuses on the enormous scope of the film including the conditions people had to work in, the set creations, the amount of extras used in the film and the visual effects. 

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Official Notes on the film:

From the team that brought the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy to the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME, an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia. A rogue prince (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) 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.

Directed by Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) with a cast that includes SIR BEN KINGSLEY and ALFRED MOLINA, and a screenplay by Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Jordan Mechner and Boaz Yakin, PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME hits theaters Memorial Day Weekend, 2010.

Notes:

  • Director Mike Newell’s credits include “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Donnie Brasco,” starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp, “Pushing Tin,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Dance With A Stranger.”
  • Among numerous other awards and nominations, Jerry Bruckheimer Films have been honored with 41 Academy Award® nominations, with six wins, and 23 Golden Globe® nominations, with four wins.
  • PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME was filmed near Marrakesh, Ouarzazate and Erfoud, Morocco, as well as hugely scaled sets constructed at Pinewood Studios in Great Britain.

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME is an epic action-adventure about a rogue prince (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) and a mysterious princess (GEMMA ARTERTON) who 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. 

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