First Official Image of Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince of Persia

Entertaiment Weekly continues to dole out the exclusive images this week, this time with the first “official” shot of Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan in the upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Prince of Persia: Sands of Time movie.

Unlike most films adapted from videogames with modest budgets and aspirations, Prince of Persia has been designed to be a summer blockbuster ala Pirates of the Caribbean. In fact, similar negativity clung to Pirates when it was first announced (a movie based on a theme park ride would be lame) as it does Prince of Persia (a movie based on a game is doomed to imminent failure).

Never underestimate the box office power of one Mr. Jerry Bruckheimer. The man knows how to many a penny or gazillion.

Check out the image from below or see a bigger version of it in the latest print issue of Entertainment Weekly, available now. If you missed the earlier first look images from Iron Man 2 and other upcoming big films, click here.

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