Development The film is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Mike Newell (of the Goblet of Fire fame). An early draft of the script was written by Jordan Mechner, the creator of the Prince of Persia franchise. According to the film-makers, the film will not be a "beat-for-beat" adaptation, but will combine some "cool" elements from the game to create a "totally new experience" for the viewers. There is currently some speculation that, like the three games (of The Sands of Time trilogy), the film will feature parkour scenes. An early script was reportedly reviewed by two individual sites, but the authenticity of this script has not been confirmed. Premise Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a 6th century prince of Persia who joins forces with a princess called Tamina (Gemma Arterton). Together they try to prevent the Sands of Time, an ancient force of magic that gives its possessor the ability to reverse time, from falling into the hands of an evil vizier, Nizam (Sir Ben Kingsley), who plans to use its powers to take over the world. My sister and I have been following the barely-there-news about this film adaption of one the best games of 2003. We were never too thrilled about it (or at least, I wasn't) and I've gotta say... I'm disappointed in who they decided to choose to play The Prince (who apparently has a name). She almost died of fangirl shock and I just rolled my eyes. The premise doesn't sound promising (they got rid of Farah and replaced her with some OC for cripes sake), and the fact that Ben Kingsley is in it isn't helping matters either. I smell major Disney B-Movie.