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  M.   May 27, 2008

In the fantasy adventure, Gyllenhaal will play Dastan (which mean’s “Story” in Persian), a young prince in 6th century Persia who must join forces with Tamina (known as Farah in the Game), a feisty and exotic princess, to prevent a villainous nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Plot (Subject to Possible Change During Production): (don’t read if you want to avoid spoilers!!!)

“Passing through India en route to Azad (which means Freedom in Persian), King Shahraman and his son, the Prince of Persia, defeat the powerful Maharajah of India with the promise of honor and glory. After looting the city and capturing a giant hourglass full of sand, a mysterious dagger, and the Maharajah’s daughter Tamina along with other treasures, they continue to Azad. A dying Vizier, who had betrayed the Maharajah and aided King Shahraman in return for a share of the spoils, demands to have the dagger, as he was promised his choice of the Maharajah’s treasures. But Shahraman refuses to take the dagger from his son, who captured it first. Denied also the hourglass itself, of which was to go to the sultan of Azad as a gift, the Vizier who wishes to harness the power of the Sands in the hourglass for himself, making him an immortal god and giving him control over time itself, tricks the Prince into opening the hourglass in Azad. When the Prince uses the dagger to unleash the Sands of Time from the hourglass, the Sands destroy the kingdom and turn all living beings into hideous sand creatures. Only the Prince, the Vizier, and Princess Tamina, the kidnapped daughter of the Maharajah, remain unchanged due to their possessions; the Prince’s dagger, the Vizier’s staff, and Tamina’s medallion (there are a handful of unimportant survivors, such as two people who escape with Tamina and a guard who assists you during the Azad defense system puzzle, who is possessed after his part).

On a journey to repair the damage he has caused, the Prince teams with Tamina to return the Sands of Time to the hourglass by using the Dagger of Time, which also gives the Prince limited control over the flow of time. Before they reach their destination, the Prince and Tamina form a romantic relationship. However, the Prince knows that Tamina has every reason to hate him for conquering her people, and he suspects that Tamina plans to steal the Dagger of Time from him. While the Prince sleeps, Tamina does at a later time take the Dagger, as well as his sword, and attempts to return the Sands to the hourglass herself, leaving only her medallion behind with the Prince. When the Prince catches up with her, she is being attacked by sand creatures, and is knocked into the hourglass chamber through a hole in the floor. The prince tries to grab her hand, but only manages to grab the Dagger of Time by it’s blade, causing him severe pain. Tamina, seeing that he won’t let go of the Dagger chooses to do so herself and falls to her death. Afterwards, the Prince uses the Dagger to return the Sands to the hourglass, and the timeline reverts to the point prior to the battle against the Maharajah. As a result, the relationship between Tamina and himself is a memory that only he possesses. However, the Prince still has the Dagger in his possession, even in the past. He goes to find Tamina, to warn her of the Vizier’s treachery before the Sands are released, and to give her the Dagger of Time. At this point, it is revealed all of the Prince’s narration in the menus and cut-scenes from the game were actually him recounting his adventures to Tamina, in an attempt to warn her. But as the Prince shares his epic story with her, he is confronted by the evil Vizier, who still yearns for the Dagger, and eternal life. He plans to kills Tamina and blame her murder on him.

After defeating the Vizier, and preventing the opening of the hourglass, the Prince offers the Dagger to Tamina. She questions why he needed to invent such a fantastic story. After he responds with a coldly received kiss, he rewinds time a moment and instead agrees with her, that it was just a story. As he leaves, she asks him his name, and is left dumbfounded when he tells her to call him ‘Kakolookiyam’, the name of a fairy-tale hero that Tamina’s mother told her stories about as a child and that only she would know of. (In the previous timeline, Tamina had explained the significance of this word to the Prince.”

Source: Persian Mirror