First Look: Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time!
Paparazzi from Just Jared have brought us our very first look at Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan in Disney's upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The photo comes from the set of the film currently shooting in Morocco with big tough Gyllenhaal holding hands with the sweet Reese Witherspoon. If you had any doubts about this guy filling the role, this will finally put all those to rest! Not only does he look the part, but he is ripped! If anything, this photos makes me so much more excited to finally see one of my favorite video games come to life on the big screen. This truly will be the first time in Hollywood that we'll see a good video game adaptation! Check out the full photo of Gyllenhaal below.
We also recently announced that Prince of Persia was pushed back from next summer to May of 2010. Some of the speculation I've heard focused on the fact that the production had hit some snags, but it's obvious that this is moving ahead at full steam and they'll finish with more than a year of time for post-production. The initial reaction to Gyllenhaal seemed to be quite negative. Has this photo changed your mind?
Prince of Persia is being produced by powerhouse producer Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Donnie Brasco, Mona Lisa Smile and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire helmer Mike Newell, and written by both Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) and one of the game's creators, Jordan Mechner. Prince of Persia stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, and Alfred Molina. Disney has pushed the release date back all the way to May 28th, 2010.