Sir Ben Kingsley recently spoke to reporters about a number of his upcoming movies, one of which is the game-to-movie adaptation of the Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time:
“We’re bringing to it all the scrutiny that a great myth would deserve,” he says. “It’s quite wonderful being around the table discussing the video game – which I’m aware of but don’t know anything about.”
“It’s really quite beautiful how it’s building up with all our actors, with the writers sitting there, with the director sitting there, it’s really holding up very well. Most of my stuff is with Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the Prince (Dastan), and I’m a father figure who lets him down very, very badly in the film. I’m the villain actually. It’s interesting because his own father dies early in the film and I take over and I’m completely manipulative.”
Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time will be released in Ireland, August 2009.