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Two New Photos of Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia

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March 8, 2009
Source: Huffington Post

Two New Photos of Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia

Thanks to the Huffington Post, we've got two new photos of Jake Gyllenhaal shirtless in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. I was very hesitant to post these in the first place, but in the end I thought, why not? Some girls will get a kick out of them, some guys will get jealous and go to the gym, and the rest of us will just wonder when we're going to see a trailer or poster or anything at all. No one really knows whether these are official or not, whether they are stills from the movie or on-the-set casual photos, or whether they're even that exciting to begin with, but oh well, I'll put them up anyway for whoever wants to see them.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia

This is only the second batch of photos from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time that we've seen so far. The first batch hit back in August and showed Gyllenhaal, again, with his shirt off, again, with the same crazy hair and crazy lower get-up. Either way, as cool as these photos look, I really need a finish trailer to actually say that I'm as excited as I was at the beginning. I don't have a problem with Gyllenhaal, I think he's going to do a great job in this, I just want to see if they pulled off the action and the story more than anything.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 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 one of the game's original creators, Jordan Mechner, amongst a handful of other prominent screenwriters. Disney has pushed the release date back all the way to May 28th, 2010 next year.

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Reader Feedback - 47 Comments

1

Cant say much.... Except im liking the hair.

Nikhil Hariharan on Mar 8, 2009

2

"Let's ruin something" "Ok...but how? Heath Ledger is dead?" "Wait, we'll use that other guy! Jake Mac...My...Gilford?" "I think it's Gyllenaal." "Right! The one with the hot sister. Ok, yeah, he'll do."

Hey Ya on Mar 8, 2009

3

Mmh doesnt really lok that good in my opinion. Hair looks a bit off and the eyebrows, wtf? Never really been a Prince of Persia game fan, so not really looking forward for this, but it is directed by Newell, so hope it wont be a total failure!

max on Mar 8, 2009

4

I'm kind of worried that Dinsey is just going to focus on just the special effects and production design like they did with with At World's End.. instead of working on acting, story and script....the release date is a bit odd considering they wrapped production in December and it won't be out until May 28th 2010...I get the feeling this whole thing is going to be nothing but an exercise in computer effects....I understand Disney is trying to push this as a summer movie but if they take too long nobody is going to care about it...since this is just a video game adaptation... it's the same kind of feeling I get when I hear they're starting production on Tron 2.0 in 2009 but it isn't coming out until 2011...sounds like they are hurrying into production with a passable script hoping to fix issues in post-production and re-shoots....these films shouldn't have such a massive gap between post-production and release it's a bit unnerving...

Christopher M on Mar 8, 2009

5

not sure about this movie

jazz on Mar 8, 2009

6

The Disney Studios: im bored, lets make a video game movie about a popular game. prince of persia sounds cool, he could climb shit, kids like adventure right? well.....we gotta get a hot actor, doesnt realy matter if he fits the part, or even if hes the same race or ethnicity, hes good lookin. what? plot? not important, weve got jake whatshisface for the lead. yea this sounds like a good idea! no no no bad, really bad, next thing u know were going to have assassins creed with justin timberlake as altair. epic is dissapointed.

Epic on Mar 8, 2009

7

so did anyone see CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC? well in the movie theres a scene where shes in a cab, and you can see a reflection of PRINCE OF PERSIA for almost a second. i wasnt looking for it but its definatly in there, i guess its a big bill board in the city.

ck on Mar 8, 2009

8

@8 that was an awful marketing move...I don't think the target audience for Prince of Persia is watching Confessions of A Shopaholic...also that movie has been out for a while now...they should release that poster online because the marketing campaign needs to start up soon...nobody really knows about this film

Christopher M on Mar 8, 2009

9

yeah, I saw confessions, and saw the billboard, it shows him running and screaming, and its awful, and if you threw in another half naked man, I would think Brokeback Mountain 2! these pics look a little fruity!

Bo on Mar 8, 2009

10

CRAP

jono on Mar 8, 2009

11

Really?.......really?......

jay on Mar 8, 2009

12

hey! i'm fully greatfull of my barney belly ^^... ... and about the movie, let's hope it's just as great as Pirates of the caribbean (i believe in Bruckheimer, he does great movies and series)

Zandhu on Mar 8, 2009

13

Noooooo Alex, I said please DON'T post them! lol.

MissHarleyQ on Mar 8, 2009

14

Just looking at this picture it makes me wonder why is that some white guy has to play a Persian? seriously... whats wrong with hollywood nowadays? hopefully they dont ruin it. Honestly, cant imagine seeing this guy jumping on buildings and running around or whatever. As it is, he has a stupid haircut.

LC on Mar 8, 2009

15

Chippendales anyone ? LOL

mike on Mar 8, 2009

16

Looks a little bit like The Prince in Warrior Within.Hope the movie is badass and not a let down like alot of movies based on video games are. Most Anticipated Games based on Movies:Prince Of Persia & Gears Of War.

Fisherr on Mar 8, 2009

17

Once I finally stopped laughing at these pictures I saw "Either way, as cool as these photos look, I.." and I started laughing again until I shed some tears. Man that was great. So were you joking Alex, or do you REALLY think he looks 'cool'?

Syphous on Mar 8, 2009

18

lol they photochoped his nipples out, thats how Disney does it

ocp on Mar 8, 2009

19

I wont judge it till I at least see a trailer

Johnny Crow on Mar 8, 2009

20

First pictures, pretty cool, made me hope. These pictures? Horrible. They should rename this movie "Prince of America dressed in casual Persian attire" Doesn't quite have the same ring.

Icarus on Mar 8, 2009

21

OH GOD AHAHAHAHA. They look terrible! He is going to ruin the legacy of one of the most awesome 2D jumping games ever haha. Why did they think this would work? He's white... Prince of PERSIA. PERSIA. A.K.A - Iran..... da da daaaaa

Ben on Mar 8, 2009

22

This looks like complete shit...It looks so cheesy.

Ajohn_4 on Mar 8, 2009

23

that first photo looks like he's playing Keanu Reeves?!

chris on Mar 8, 2009

24

Looks like they photoshopped his head onto the muscular body.

SillySil on Mar 8, 2009

25

gyllenhaal looks like a tool in these pictures. i can only assume that this movie is not going to be that good at all. not looking forward to it at all.

Betterchill on Mar 8, 2009

26

lmao 2 photos and people are already making their assumptions. Get out and get a job with these production studios if you want good movies, or stop bitching... fuck..

Tehprofit on Mar 8, 2009

27

@18 - I was just thinking "Ohmigod, the man has no nipples!".

Chris on Mar 8, 2009

28

Bad, ravingly bad.

SmartGuy on Mar 8, 2009

29

A few years back I said that "Alexander" will go down in history as the worst sword and sandel movie ever made......... I may have spoken too soon.

mdeedon on Mar 8, 2009

30

I would suck on those furry nipples ALL. DAY. LONG.

**** on Mar 8, 2009

31

I guess they ran out of funding to at least give him a tan.

JaekunDG on Mar 9, 2009

32

So, do you guys really think that the prince from the game looks like a persian? Cause,errr, he doesnt...sigh... And jake is a fine actor... Personally, I hate the pirates series, its a one man show (Depp) with emphasis on special effects with cheesy storyline and humour, i can only hope this ends up being a better effort...

Ricardo on Mar 9, 2009

33

Hehehe, he looks like a rockstar wannabe... Nothing persian about him! That's what you get, trying to make a movie just for the sake of using a couple of famous "brands" to get some shitload of money.

rml on Mar 9, 2009

34

Looks good, I think.

Sebastian on Mar 9, 2009

35

ZOOLANDER! Strike that fey pose! Now give me scared rabbit face! Good, we're done!

SnapSnap on Mar 9, 2009

36

These photos land somewhere between: 1. 100% gay. and 2. The guy who fixed my car.

sleepykid on Mar 9, 2009

37

i bet a lot of gay man are getting excited about this since it would be like a sequel to them to brokeback mountain 2.

LC on Mar 9, 2009

38

...I...I just can't... No. It's too ridiculous to even look at.

Korm on Mar 9, 2009

39

ROFL Jake is now thinking - Fvck! Why'd I pick this role? I mean the video game is even crap. Why in Gods name would anyone greenlight this dreck?

Trey on Mar 9, 2009

40

Brokeback Persion Nights. GAY!

T-6000 on Mar 9, 2009

41

trey FUCK you that game was to cool for school and the picks look well crap butthat doest mean it wil be (mind you im worred ) all i know is that i hope its in bigscreen when my 14th birthday lol

jimmi allen on Mar 10, 2009

42

I am not a huge gamer and read some reviews of the game to get a better grip of what the movie might be about. I think the movie's release date is too far off to get any good ideas about the movie yet. But any excuse to see Jake Gyllenhaal with his shirt off is good for me 🙂

Shannon on Mar 10, 2009

43

click on through to the Huffington Post original pics and see the full gay man pose in all its glory. Your gaydar will set off screaming at the body language. I'm sorry, but no straight guy poses like that.

Katie on Mar 10, 2009

44

First reaction: laughter. These look completely pox. I'm embarassed for him. They need to market this movie towards gay men, as I am sure that's the only demographic that might turn up en masse to this.

Bee on Mar 10, 2009

45

Doesnt the character in the video game have a shirt on at least? or..something? Like..seriously..do you think kids want to see this guy run around and jump and fight without any shirt on? A half naked man for the kids viewing pleasure?

Tom on Mar 11, 2009

46

Since when doesn't anyone look good in random still shots taken from a set? The story of Prince of Persia and the games that have spawned from it have been pretty entertaining and even if thats all the movie manages to be it still might be atleast worthy of throwing down on some popcorn and sitting through it. I don't think its going to change your life, and maybe Jake G(however the hell you spell it) was an odd pic, but its not as if he's a horrible actor. You people judge to harsh, too fast.

El on Mar 12, 2009

47

this guy with wite skin seemslike a baby whose lollypop has been takenaway with you should stick a tag saying ,"this guy is prince of persia," on his fore head

ajazz on Jul 17, 2009

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