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Jake Gyllenhaal Cast as Prince

Ever thought of who would be the actor to play the Prince in the coming Prince of Persia movie? Well, think no more – Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jake Gyllenhaal has been cast to be the lead actor in the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time film in the titular role of the Prince. He will play opposite Gemma Arterton as the princess Tamina.

Gyllenhaal has had a pretty interesting career, known best for his roles in Brokeback Mountain and Donnie Darko.

The movie is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and is being directed by Mike Newell. It is start filming this July on a script penned by Jordan Mechner, the person responsible for the creation of the Prince of Persia series back in 1989.

MTV and Bruckheimer Teams Up

MTV Games has announced that it has signed an exclusive deal with Jerry Bruckheimer to develop and create new and original video games. They will build a game incubation studio, where a team of experts, artists and storytellers will come together to create new concepts and IP.

Bruckheimer is responsible for quite a large number of Hollywood blockbusters, including the Bad Boys series and the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. This is his first entry into video games.

“Video games represent a new and innovative medium for what we’ve always tried to do, which is to tell great stories. But this medium is unique in that it gives the player control over how those stories unfold,” said Jerry Bruckheimer. “I look forward to working with MTV Games to create new original game stories, always looking for ways to innovate the medium.”

Executives from both companies are going to work together on all phases of development as well as on the production, distribution and marketing. They are going to try and bridge the world of video games with other forms of entertainment media including film and TV.