Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

by Irma Arkus

One of the biggest, and yet, strangely uncelebrated production jumps from video games to the silver screens, is Prince of Persia.

The uber-successful franchise of video games that started during the era of Commodore 64, has transitioned nicely onto contemporary consoles. Prince of Persia is one of those games that had enough magic, substance and anxiety to keep generations of gamers interested.

Now, the film version of the game is coming out, with Jake Gyllenhaal as the Prince Dastan, and he is joined by Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, and Gemma Arterton.