Gyllenhaal portrays the renegade titular prince who is paired with a princess (played by UK superstar Gemma Arterton) who must race against time to save civilization.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell leads a cast that also includes Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina.
Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films previously combined forces on the Pirates of the Caribbean series and one cannot help but sense at least a trilogy from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
Newell's directing work beyond the Harry Potter universe illustrates a filmmaker willing to capture action, suspense and humor. He also helmed Donnie Brasco starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp, Pushing Tin with John Cusack, Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thorton as well as Richard Curtis' Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Filmed throughout Marrakesh, Ouarzazate and Erfoud, Morocco, Gyllenhaal and company also worked on sets crafted at the UK's legendary Pinewood Studios. Just a few James Bond films have been made there as well.
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