Jake Gyllenhaal will become 'Prince of Persia'!

by Joey Paur


Really? Jake? is that you? According to Hollywood Reporter, Disney has confirmed that Jake Gyllenhaal will play the lead role in Jerry Bruckheimer's video game movie adaption of 'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time'. Here is the scoop:

Gyllenhaal will play Dastan, a young prince of 6th Century Persia, who pairs up with Tamina, a princess to be played by new Bond girl Gemma Arterton, to prevent a nobleman from acquiring the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Director Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is scheduled to start filming in Morocco this July, pending an actors' strike delay.

Screenwriters on the project include Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard (The Great Raid), game creator Jordan Mechner, and Boaz Yakin (The Rookie).

So there it is! I imagine this will have the same production value as the Disney's 'Pirates' movies. It will be a roller coaster ride of a movie I am sure. I am also sure that Mazer likes the idea of Gemma Arterton being in this movie.

-Dr. Venkman