Saturday, July 12, 2008

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time [Live-action film]


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time begins with the Prince, his father, and the Persian army, passing through India on their way to the fictional land of Azad. They are promised by the Indian Maharaja's Vizier great treasure if they attack his kingdom. While the Persians attack the Indian kingdom, the Prince sets off on a mission to recover a suitable treasure as a souvenir from his first battle. During his trip through the Maharajah's palace, the Prince finds the legendary Dagger of Time, which allows him power over time. The Dagger, although not known to the Prince or his father, is part of the Hourglass of Time.

In Azad, the Hourglass of Time is given to the Sultan. Curious about the Sands of Time inside the Hourglass, the Prince is tricked by the Vizier into using his Dagger to open it up. Once the Sands of Time are free, they "infect" everyone except the Prince, the Vizier, and the captured daughter of the Maharajah named Farah, who were all protected by artifacts "as old as the Sands themselves:" the Dagger of Time, the Vizier's staff, and Farah is protected by her medallion, respectively.

Eventually, near the end of the game, the Prince and Farah reach the Hourglass again; he hesitates in following Farah's instructions to plunge the Dagger into the top of the Hourglass, however, and they are confronted by the Vizier, who effectively thwarts their plan. A romantic relationship develops after this happenstance, and Farah and the Prince grow fond of each other. However, Farah eventually dies trying to do what the Prince couldn't. The Vizier, promising the Prince treasures and power, is almost killed by the Prince. But the Prince eventually learns that killing did not solve all problems, and remembering Farah, plunges the Dagger into the Hourglass once more, causing all of the events to be "rewound," making it such that India is never invaded in the first place.

The Prince wakes up at the Persian Army camp, and realizes what has happened. He still has the Dagger, however, as he runs to Farah's palace to return it to her where the Vizier steps in to confront the Prince and the final battle between the two begins. At the end, the Prince wins the battle, but due to his actions in reversing the timeline, Farah has no memory of the adventure that took place in Azad, or the growing relationship the two had. He returns the Dagger of Time to Farah, asking that she guard it well.

PlayStation 2 game platform

Hold it.. this is the PlayStation2 game storyline version!

What happens when it turn into a live-action film which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan, 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 conquer the world.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is currently being adapted for a 2009 film, being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Buena Vista Pictures and being directed by Mike Newell.

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