Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a 2010 fantasy adventure film written by Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro, and Carlo Bernard, directed by Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”), and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film is loosely based on the 2003 video game of the same name, developed and released by Ubisoft Montreal.The film stars JakeGyllenhaal as Prince Dastan, Gemma Arterton as Princess Tamina, Ben Kingsley as Nizam, and Alfred Molina as Sheik Amar.
Important Production Facts :-
AIM HIGH – The first shooting location was at an altitude of 8,200 feet in the mountain village of Oukaimden in the High Atlas Mountains, surrounded by indigenous Berber communities. The cast and crew had to acclimate themselves to proceed with the demanding action sequences filmed there.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE – In Morocco, there were a combined 1,350 cast and crew members, including 800 local Moroccans. Adding the 500 people working in post-production, the total cast and crew amounted to more than 1,850.STRAIGHT TO THE SOURCE – The film’s parkour adviser is none other than France’s David Belle, who actually invented parkour.
A NUMBERS GAME – The exterior set of Alamut, designed by Wolf Kroeger, was constructed around the actual 700-year-old walls of the village of Tamesloht, 20 kilometers southwest of Marrakesh. It required 30 miles of scaffold tubing and 400 tons of plaster, with 350 members of the construction crew. The Alamut Eastern Gate set built at Pinewood Studios’ ’007 Stage,’ also designed by Wolf Kroeger, required 3,000 eight-by-four-foot sheets of wood, 70,000 feet of three-by-one inch timber, and 40 tons of casting plaster for moldings.
COPIOUS COSTUMES – With more than 7,000 costumes created and fabricated for the film, costume designer Penny Rose’s wardrobe department exceeded that of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films, on which she also served as costume designer.
TRICKS OF THE TRADE – The patchwork coats worn by Alfred Molina as Sheikh Amar were made from Indian bedspreads sewn together. Their shredded look, revealing the different layers of fabric, was achieved by rubbing cheese graters across the coats. Other costumes were aged by throwing them into a cement mixer with stones.
THE UNCLE’S NEW CLOTHES – The character who has the most wardrobe changes is not Tamina, played by the beautiful Gemma Arterton, but Nizam, portrayed by Sir Ben Kingsley.