Jake Gyllenhaal loves movie game

Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince DastanJake Gyllenhaal says it’s “awesome” he is starring in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time — because he is a huge fan of the original video game. The actor portrays Prince Dastan in the forthcoming action movie and admits he’s struggling to comprehend that he’s playing the big-screen version. The 29-year-old star said: “I played the original side-scrolling version of the game when I was a kid… Who knew when I was playing it — when I was I don’t know how old, maybe eight or something — who knew I would be playing the Prince of Persia? It’s kind of awesome.” Jake insists the movie will be better than other video game adaptations because so much care has been taken with scripting the action scenes. He explained to MTV News: “The reason why most video games movies haven’t been successful up until now is the fact that most of the action that takes place is stuff that we’ve seen before [in the game], but hasn’t had a reason in the story line that makes sense. So, in this movie we decided that everything the prince did in the movie had to have a reason… Most of the time you just see really cool stunts and people doing really cool things, but you don’t know why. Our action all ties back into the ultimate story.”

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  1. Angela • April 6, 2010 @ 3:37 PM

    I hate movies based on video games. I won’t be seeing this one.

  2. Jayjay • April 6, 2010 @ 10:08 PM

    this one unlike other video games to movie adaptations actually looks good. I will see it and hope it is not horrible.

  3. J.B. • April 7, 2010 @ 5:07 AM

    The original Mortal Kombat adaptation was pretty good. I think that was the extent of the good ones though…actually DOA: Dead or Alive wasn’t bad if you like hot chicks kicking ass. I’m still scratching me head as to how Devon Aoki got a part in it. Yeah, she’s asian, but definitely not the most attractive one.

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