Treacherous Sandstorms Bring in Prince of Persia Costumes
Jake Gyllenhaal makes it to the big screen again in a movie that is supposed to be a blockbuster for Hollywood. This time Gyllenhaal is going back in time to medieval Persia where he rules as the Prince. Unfortunately, he has been tricked into releasing a sandstorm that could destroy the entire world.
The Prince of Persia must team up with a Princess in order to save his own kingdom and others from the sands of time. By using the Dagger of Time he can control the flow of time in order to right the wrongs that have occurred. The Prince of Persia is based on the popular video game, much like Tomb Raider. It is actually thought that the Prince of Persia will turn into as big or bigger blockbuster as the video game turned movie Tomb Raider was.
The director is Mike Newell, and Gyllenhaal is joined by Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Reece Ritchie, Toby Kebbel, and Ambika Jois. Out of the names listed it seems the largest draw will be Gyllenhaal, though Gemma Arterton is a rising star.
She was in Quantum of Solace, but perhaps many will recognize her for her appearance as Tess Durbeyfield in the PBS special Tess of the D’Urbervilles. It may be that Prince of Persia will be her making in the US mainstream as an actress of talent. Her Tess was quite well done, but that was still a UK production as many of her other works have been.
It will be a battle of epic proportions in the film not only to do well in the box office but provide us with Prince of Persia costumes we will want to wear. The film is being released on May 28, 2010, so you’ll have to wait and decide if the movie is worth the Prince and Princess costumes that could result.