Total Film Magazine has a cover story on Prince of Persia, and here are the scans. The magazine interviews Jake Gyllenhaal, director Mike Newell and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. After an amusing opening where the principals all discuss the greatness of the movie - Avatar, that is - they move on to the matter at hand:
The plays focus on the movie's humor. As always, Jake delivers:
How did you convince Jerry Bruckheimer you could do it?
I broke into his office and I threatened him... with a sword.
Jake on Gemma Arterton:
"She could give as good as she got. She stands up for herself, she fights for herself, she's funny and sexy, she can be herself with or without the leading man.
Turns out the director championed Jake for the part:
But there's no getting around it, dropping a $200M franchise on the shoulders of a sleepy-eyed 27 year old who has barely thrown a punch in his career was another massive gamble "
"Yeah it is, But I have known Jake since he was little and I'd seen this quality on screen. He's not John Wayne, who's a massive block of wood. Jake - you can see into him. He has a very soft and gentle side. He's an action hero made in heaven."
i have a feeling the next few months are going to be fun!
(Scans courtesy of ewris.)