New images of Prince of Persia

"Empire Online has put forth a series of brand new photos from "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time". Two of the fresh pictures display Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan and Gemma Arterton as Princess Tamina trying to make their escape.

The first one sees the two drenched from head to toe with water, jumping off from what seems to be a palace. The second one captures them escaping on horseback. In addition to those two images, photos of director Mike Newell and producer Jerry Bruckheimer on the set are also included.

Based on Ubisoft Montreal's 2003 video game of the same name, "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" follows Dastan, a street urchin in 6th century Persia who after showing valor in battle, is adopted by the king as his heir. Now as the fate of the world is in jeopardy, he must join forces with Tamina, 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".

"While once upon a time it was McGregor and Law who made it to Hollywood, now we have the likes of Gemma Arterton. Already known for her brief-but-memorable role as a Bond girl in Quantum of Solace, the 23-year-old from Gravesend will next be seen in two of the biggest films of 2010, the video-game adaptation Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and a remake of the cult favourite Clash of the Titans.With Prince of Persia being backed by the producer Jerry Bruckheimer, inevitable comparisons are being made between Arterton and Knightley, whose breakthrough came in Pirates of the Caribbean courtesy of the very same mogul.

"It's always funny", says Arterton. "Especially with girls, people always want to them in little brackets, which they belong in. I don't think I belong in the same bracket as Keira Knightley. I'm completely different, and from a very different background, and even have different accents. It's just because of Jerry Bruckheimer and it's a period film... it's an obvious thing to say. I don't mind. I'm confident in my own ability to not worry about being compared to people."