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

     February 19, 2010

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Walt Disney has released a Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time featurette called Creating an Epic.  As you might imagine with that title, the featurette shows what the production and actors went through to bring the movie to life.  What’s great about the video is not only does it show behind the scenes footage from Morocco and the massive sets that were built, it’s got new footage from the movie.

While many have tried and failed to make a great movie based on a video game, I think this is going to be the first one that works.  Hit the jump to check out the video:

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PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME

WALT DISNEY PICTURES and JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS

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.

Genre:  Action/Adventure

Rating:  PG-13

U.S. Release Date:  May 28, 2010

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina

Director:  Mike Newell

Producer:  Jerry Bruckheimer

Based on the video game series “Prince of Persia” created by:      Jordan Mechner

Screen Story by:  Jordan Mechner and Boaz Yakin

Screenplay by:  Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard

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(writing credits not final)

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