Pics of a Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal as the Prince of Persia

Hey look, it’s Jake Gyllenhaal as a shirtless Prince of Persia! Now I don’t know where this Persia place is, or even if it actually exists, but apparently in the live-action movie version of the “Prince of Persia” game Jake Gyllenhaal plays Prince Dastan, an adventurer who teams up with a hot princess played by Gemma Arterton to fight Bin Kingsley, cause he’s evil and such. I’m guessing we’re gonna get a whole lot of time motifs in this one, kiddos.

Set in medieval Persia, the story of an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world. Which is why after the prince was tricked by a dying Vizier to unleash the Sands of Time that turns out to destroy a kingdom and transforms its populace into ferocious demons. In his effort to save his own kingdom and redeem his fatal mistake, it’s up to the prince and the princess to return the sands to the hourglass by using the Dagger of Time, which also gives him a limited control over the flow of time.

Pics via the Huffington Post. Yes, I have no idea how the Huffington post got these pictures, or why they’re posting them. Don’t they talk about politics or something? That, or female problems. I can’t remember. I do know that everytime their founder shows up on TV I get this urge to run my head through a plate glass window. But enough about my problems.

Mike Newell directs for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Update 3/30/09: A shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal was apparently too shirtless-rific for Disney and they’ve made me remove them. Sorry girls. And some of you boys out there. The HuffPo still has them at the link above so head over there, kiddos.